By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Starting Wednesday, all New York City-area Modell’s Sporting Goods stores will act as drop-off locations for Goodwill Industries of New York/New Jersey, allowing customers to bring in and donate new and used clothing, non-perishable foods and other goods. All items will be distributed to local shelters in the area.
In addition, Modell’s has launched in store “dollar donation” campaigns. Customers will have the opportunity to donate one dollar or more at the register upon checking out. All proceeds will be given to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, which will disperse 100 percent of donations directly to relief efforts and organizations through December 1st.
“Modell’s has always taken pride in being entrenched with the local communities,” said Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods. “We are very saddened by the unprecedented devastation left by Sandy, and look forward to doing whatever we can to assist in the rebuilding efforts of this great city.”
To date, Modell’s has already partnered with Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Champion in donating over $100,000 in product to shelters housing families from the hardest hit areas in the region.
Modell’s stores without power will not be participating.