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Bag It Up: Students, Schools and Goodwill Help Each Other

Bag It Up is Goodwill of North Florida’s annual collection drive for St. Johns County elementary schools. Thousands of students participate in the event by bringing donations of clothing, books and toys to school in support of Goodwill’s mission. Student members of the honor society and other clubs help collect the donations, and every participating student receives a Good Citizen Award and a prize.

To reward participating schools, we contribute $1,000 and a new computer to every school that achieves 60 percent participation — 13 of the 17 schools in 2015 — to help support Character Counts programs and other academic needs.

Bag It Up is a great way to teach students the value of giving back and the environmental benefits of recycling and reusing items that others might discard.