Goodwill launches ‘Donate your ex’s stuff’ campaign for Valentine’s Day

(Courtesy: Goodwill Manasota)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Florida branch of Goodwill is offering the broken-hearted a chance to start over while doing a good deed for Valentine’s Day.

Goodwill stores in the Sarasota, Florida, area are hosting what they describe as an anti-Valentine’s Day campaign called “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff.”

The charity invites the broken-hearted to turn their “hate” into “donate” by supporting Goodwill’s programs and services throughout the community.

Goodwill asks residents to “get rid of the items that keep exes stuck in the past, releasing the emotional and actual baggage that keeps them from moving on to new and better days,” according to a release.

“When someone donates clothes, jewelry, DVDs and/or sporting goods to Goodwill, they aren’t just cleansing the hurt of a failed relationship – these unwanted will be sold in Goodwill’s retail stores and support our programs to help those with barriers to employment to receive training and mentorship, and find jobs,” said Goodwill Manasota Foundation vice president Veronica Brandon Miller.

“Certainly we’re having a little fun at the expense of Valentine’s Day, but the benefits derived from those seeking the pride of earning a paycheck, and the self-worth that comes with self-sufficiency, are priceless. We wish those in happy relationships a very happy Valentine’s Day … and encourage everyone else to clean out their closets, donate to Goodwill and start fresh!”

(Courtesy: WCMH)
(Courtesy: WCMH)

Goodwill even had stickers printed that proudly declare, “I donated my ex’s stuff!”

While the campaign is limited to Florida, getting rid of that ex’s sweater that’s been hanging around too long could be a good idea no matter where you live.

The program runs from Feb. 15 through Feb. 29. For more information, click here.

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