Goodwill wants broken-hearted to donate on Valentine's Day

Goodwill asks people to rid of their ex's belongings


People can now rid of their painful pasts and donate their ex's belongings to make someone's Valentine's Day a little sweeter. 

Goodwill locations in the Sarasota area will run their “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” campaign from Feb. 15 to 29, in which heart-broken people can donate their ex's belongings that they planned to throw away or burn. 

“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,” Goodwill Manasota Foundation vice president Veronica Brandon Miller said in a news release.

“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,” Miller said. 

Goodwill will not be liable for items donated that do not belong to the individual donating them.

The unwanted items will be sold in Goodwill’s retail stores, which support programs that providing training and mentorship to individuals in need of employment.

Goodwill announced the campaign’s this week at iHeartMedia.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada, in Las Vegas, is also hosting the campaign this year.