Hamblen County Students Show Love for Goodwill

 Last year, Ms. Turner's fifth grade class was recognized for bringing in the most donations during the Sack Pack donation drive. In addition to a goody basket for Ms. Turner, the class received an ice cream party celebration!

Last year, Ms. Turner's fifth grade class was recognized for bringing in the most donations during the Sack Pack donation drive. In addition to a goody basket for Ms. Turner, the class received an ice cream party celebration!

Hamblen County elementary and middle school students are invited to participate in the Goodwill Sack Pack Donation Drive, taking place February 12-16th.

Students at participating schools will show their love for Goodwill during Valentine’s week by bringing a bag full of gently used clothes, toys or household items that they no longer need to school. These donations will be sold in a regional Goodwill store to fund job training and employment services for individuals with barriers to employment in East Tennessee.

In exchange for their bag of donations, participating students will receive a free meal from McDonald’s and the opportunity to win two tickets to Dollywood. The classroom that brings the most donations county-wide will receive an ice cream party celebration!

Last year, Hamblen County students contributed over 20,000 pounds of donations for Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. during the Sack Pack donation drives. Donations made to Goodwill are sold in Goodwill’s 28 regional retail stores; proceeds allow Goodwill Industries-Knoxville to provide vocational services and employment opportunities to thousands of individuals with barriers to employment across their 15-county service area across East Tennessee each year.

Sack Pack sponsors include McDonald’s, Keep Hamblen-Morristown Beautiful, and Dollywood.