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April 8th kicked off the annual Cardinals donation promotion!

Each donor will receive a voucher for 50% off regular price Cardinals tickets to a regular season home game.


This baseball season, bring in unwanted items to any of the 42 area Goodwill stores and enjoy a ballgame! 


Some restrictions may apply.
Donate on Earth Day for Beer & Pizza!

Our friends at the International Tap House have joined forces with Rogue and Epic Pizza for a special Earth Day Extravaganza! Donate any used clothing for Goodwill at iTAP's Soulard location between 6-7pm on Tuesday, April 22, and receive a wristband for a "power-hour" of practically free Rogue beer - and free Epic Pizza!

For more information, visit 
iTAP's website HERE. 

carCar Donation with Cardinals

In addition to the ticket promotion, the Cardinals are doing a special Auto Donation Promotion this year. 
Have a clunker sitting in your garage? Donate it to Goodwill and receive four free box seat tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game! 
Your donations can be accomplished by completing the online form HERE or by calling (314) 241-3464. If you donate an automobile or other vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction. Some restrictions apply. Visit mersgoodwill.org/auto-donation/ for more information. 

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"Talk of the town: MERS Goodwill"

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Columbia Daily Tribune

"Local MERS Goodwill tries to find owner of suspected accidental donation"

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"$500 found at Columbia Goodwill"

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"Goodwill employee finds thousands of dollars in donated clothing"

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Contact Us
MERS Goodwill
1727 Locust Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

P: 314-241-3464
F: 314-241-1085
Donate at any of our 42 Goodwill store locations, plus our drop-off sheds and trailer sites. To find a location near you, please visit our website.  

Dear friend of MERS Goodwill,




It is officially spring and we're excited about the warmer weather (finally!) and the beginning of baseball season! So excited, in fact, that we are once again partnering with the St. Louis Cardinals to offer our generous donors special promotions.   


View the sidebar for details about the annual Cardinals donation promotion and learn how you can get a voucher for 50% off a regular priced Cardinals ticket and four free box seat tickets to an upcoming game. Additionally, read the details below and in the sidebar about the upcoming donation events on Earth Day, April 22, 2014!


This month we are also pleased to share a story about one of our clients, Vickie Jones, who is the star of our Computer Works program. Click HERE to read about her experience and how your donations helped Vickie overcome obstacles to finding employment.


Also this month, the "Thrift Shop Divas" are back with an all new episode! Read below for more details.  


Thank you for your continued support of MERS Goodwill, and don't forget to donate!

Lewis C. Chartock, Ph.D.
President and CEO, MERS Goodwill
MERS Goodwill & the St. Louis Cardinals Host Earth Day Electronics Drive
The St. Louis Cardinals' 2014 baseball season is finally here and MERS Goodwill will once again partner with the Cardinals for the fourth annual electronics recycling and general donations drive. The drive will be held on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lot C Parking Lot, located at the corner of 8th Street and Cerre Street, immediately south of I-64/40. The drive will accept donors' unwanted computers, laptops, printers and other electronic items that include a battery, cord or plug, as well as general donations.
Fred bird 2012 Cards Drive  


By donating electronics, you are not only creating a job for someone in need, but you are giving them an opportunity of a lifetime. As computers are donated to MERS Goodwill, the organization recycles them through its internal computer demanufacturing program called Computer Works, which provides one-on-one job training and development for individuals with Development Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 


Demanufactured computer components are handled in a way that keeps them out of landfills by either recycling them or by working with other companies that can break down the material further into precious metals and other valuable raw materials. Computers are handled according to guidelines from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and are either demagnetized or physically broken apart, giving donors peace of mind that their information has been deleted properly.


All items will be accepted free of charge, and donors do not need to sort their items prior to dropping them off. Computers and computer accessories, phones (home and cell), clocks, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, and AV equipment, including cable and satellite boxes, will be accepted.


Participants will receive a tax receipt for their donation.  All MERS Goodwill stores and donation centers accept all types of electronics, year-round, free of charge.  


For more information, visit mersgoodwill.org/promotion/

Watch the New Episode of 
"Thrift Shop Divas"!


L to R: Jenny, Susannah, Naomi and Beth
It's Fashion Show time! In the latest episode of "Thrift Shop Divas", the Divas finally hit the stage and show the audience what it really means to be a Thrift Shop Diva. You may be surprised to see all the great merchandise you can get at Goodwill! 


Watch Season 2, Episode 3 by clicking HERE.


Client Success: Vickie Jones, Computer Works
Vickie Jones (L) and Cynthia Bourgeois (R)


When Vickie Jones enters a room she exudes confidence with her beaming smile and contagious laugh. Vickie faces the world with a developmental disability, but she has so many things to be grateful for - celebrating four years as a breast cancer survivor, a new apartment, her friends and family, and especially her new full-time job.


It's hard to imagine that less than a year ago, Vickie was unemployed and found her disability was keeping her from finding a job. With bills piling up and an apartment nearing condemnation, Vickie needed help. She turned to Missouri's Vocational Rehabilitation services and was referred to MERS Goodwill. Vickie learned about the organization's new internal computer demanufacturing program called Computer Works, which provides one-on-one job training and development for individuals with Development Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Cynthia Bourgeois, Coordinator for Computer Works first met Vickie in June 2013. The two clicked instantly.


"I could see how bright Vickie was and knew she had so much potential to blossom in both her professional and person life," said Cynthia. "Vickie had faced so many obstacles in her life, but she had a real motivation within to overcome her hardships and it was apparent from the moment I met her."


Read more about Vickie's story HERE.

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