Do you have any clothes or household items that you no longer need, but you don't want them to just end up in a landfill?
There's a new Goodwill drop-off location in Libertyville that would be more than happy to take those items off your hands.
Goodwill is located in a storefront at 1316 S. Milwaukee Ave., just a few doors down from Jewel-Osco. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the drop-off site Tuesday morning.
"You've done such great service throughout the country. We're happy to have you here in Libertyville," said Mayor Terry Weppler. "We look forward to many, many years of working with Goodwill."
The Libertyville location opened about a month ago and has already accepted more than 1,000 donations, said Billie Torrentt, vice president of retail stores for Goodwill. Torrentt said Goodwill sent a mailer out to local residents when the location first opened.
"We've had locations in surrounding areas for years, and we knew the residents of Libertyville traveled to these other locations," said Torrentt. There is a retail store on Midlothian Road in Mundelein, for example. "We wanted to make it more convenient."
With the proceeds from the sale of donated items, Goodwill is able to provide "training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence," according to the Goodwill website.
Items can be dropped off at Libertyville's Goodwill location from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.