Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is the official winner of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s “Spring Clean for Goodwill Challenge”, the one-day donation drive held on Tuesday, April 26, where local elected officials went head to head to see which municipality could generate the most donations.
Goodwill leaders presented Sisolak with “The Golden Hanger Award” at the May 3, 2016 County Commission Meeting.
Sisolak faced off against Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee. Each was assigned a designated donation center in their area for the day.
Sisolak narrowly edged out Hafen in terms of donors and pounds collected, with the other mayors close behind. Together, the elected officials collected nearly six thousand pounds of goods, representing more than 570 individual donors.
Donations to Goodwill of Southern Nevada increased by approximately 12% on the challenge day compared to a typical Tuesday thanks to the increased awareness the elected officials helped bring to Goodwill’s mission.
“We saw a spike in donations at all of our 40 donation locations because of this Spring Clean Challenge. Those donations are critical as the sale of goods in our retail stores fund job placement and training for Southern Nevadans, no matter circumstance or disability,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “The real winner in this challenge is our community.”
Goodwill of Southern Nevada transforms donated goods and monetary contributions into pathways to meaningful employment for Southern Nevadans in need. In 2015, Goodwill of Southern Nevada successfully placed 2,383 individuals into local, sustainable jobs generating more than $48 million in earned wages.