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OC Fair: We Care Wednesday Clothing Drive

The OC Fair and Goodwill of Orange County have again joined forces for a special We Care Wednesday clothing drive on August 8. From noon to 3 p.m., guests who bring five new or gently-used clothing items per person to the OC Fair for donation to Goodwill of Orange County will receive same-day free admission and one free carnival ride.

For the last 94 years, Goodwill of Orange County stores have used revenue from reselling donated goods to fund programs and services that help local people, including many veterans and individuals with disabilities, find employment and receive job training skills.

The money raised from reselling the goods collected at the OC Fair have made a huge impact on Goodwill’s ability to connect unemployed or underemployed individuals, no matter the challenge or disability, with job opportunities. In other words, the donations collected on We Care Wednesday help those with barriers to employment find purpose, pride and dignity.

The power of these donated goods is probably greater than you think. Every pair of jeans donated allows someone in the community to receive access to six minutes of career counseling. Every t-shirt, dress and scarf donated funds additional minutes of training for people with disabilities, veterans and others who are trying to get back on their feet.

Not a bad second act for your old clothes.

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 8 from noon to 3 p.m.

WHERE:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Donations can be made at any public entry gate.

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