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POSTED: December 1, 2006
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Students at Georgia College & State University can clean out their closets and contribute to Goodwill through Friday, Dec. 8 by placing unwanted items in boxes stationed in the residence halls.

Clothing, furniture and accessories are all welcome. Boxes will be taken to Goodwill to help families during the holidays.

The Leadership Certificate Program at Georgia College and the Goodwill headquarters in Macon, Ga. developed the project. The LCP wanted to help with the program, which fits well with its purpose. "[Our purpose is] to serve as leaders where we are needed," said Brandie Tatum, leadership programs assistant for the Office of Academic Engagement.

Ultimately, the project will help Goodwill build lives, families and communities.

"Through this project, the LCP enables students of residence halls to clear away a bit of clutter, but ultimately provide items for families to have better holidays," said Ashley Holder, a student in the Leadership Certificate Program and coordinator of the drive.

The Leadership Certificate Program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Engagement. It is designed to challenge and support the ongoing leadership development of participating students through direct and purposeful instruction and experience.

Goodwill is one of the world’s largest nonprofit providers of education, training and career services for people with disadvantages. Last year, local Goodwill chapters collectively provided employment and training services to more than 846,000 individuals, according to information from donation drive organizers.

For more information about the GCSU donation drive, contact Ashley Holder,

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For more information, contact Ben Holcombe in University Communications at (478) 445-4477.