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College Hunks
COLLEGE HUNKS PARTNERS WITH THE COMMUNITY TO  OFFER DONORS A NEW “PRIORITY PICKUP OPTION” FOR MAKING DONATIONS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
To Help Meet the Increasing Donation Demand, Goodwill has Partnered with
College Hunks Hauling to Bring a New Convenient Option to Area Donors

November 20, 2013 –

Former Sidwell Friends alumni and Founders of College Hunks Hauling Junk are excited to announce that they have joined forces with several area non-profits including Goodwill of Greater Washington, Purple Heart, Babylove, Sidwell Friends Fundraisers, Murch Elementary Fall Fair, and WTTG Fox 5 to provide a new option to DC area residents who wish to donate their unwanted items to charity more quickly.  Donors now have two options for home donation pickups: 48 HR Priority Paid Pick-Up Service now in addition to the traditional Free Home Pickup Services provided by the non-profits.

The new Priority Paid Pickup will allow residents to have their items removed and donated within a 48 hour timeframe through this new partnership with College Hunks Hauling. The priority service does charge a fee but includes additional benefits such as the removal of items from anywhere inside the property, as well as the removal of junk and items non-profits cannot accept. Donors will receive a discount off the regular pricing of College Hunks Hauling. The donation is still tax-deductible when using the new 48hour priority service option.

This program evolved due to the high volume of requests for non-profit’s FREE service, which has some limitations, such as requiring a minimum of 8 pieces of furniture and/or bags or boxes of clean clothing in good condition. Additionally, the Free service was unable to accept used mattresses, box springs and sleeper sofas by law, but the new option will allow residents to get rid of these items environmentally. Furthermore, the free option resulted in a substantial backlog of requests causing the pickup to be scheduled for up to 2 months out, hence the need for a second option.

By offering the two options, donation volume has already increased by providing a convenient service to area residents who are in a time crunch and still wishing to do the right thing.

“By partnering with College Hunks Hauling to leverage their environmental expertise and customer service, we are able to save money, and increase our donation volume, and give the area residents a value-added service,” said Brendan Hurley, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Goodwill. 

“I am very excited about the partnership, because it helps turn our vision of servicing the community and environment into a reality,” said Nick Friedman, President of College Hunks Hauling.

Residents will benefit from a significant discount and can schedule their no-obligation priority service hauling and donation estimates online at the custom-booking page: http://CollegeHunksHauling.com  or by calling 1-800-586-5872 and identifying themselves as a Goodwill donation partner.  
Since the new program has launched, College Hunks Hauling has already serviced thousands of area residents who otherwise would not have been able to donate their items due to time constraints or other limitations. This has produced a significant cost savings for the non-profits, and has also increased donation volume with no negative impact on their continuing Free Pickup Services.  

About College Hunks Hauling
The College Hunks Hauling concept was founded in 2003 by two DC area college students. Today, it is a multi-city franchiser that provides commercial and residential removal services to clients nationwide. As the largest US-based hauling service, College Hunks Hauling recycles and donates over 70% of the items it removes. Visit: www.CollegeHunksHauling.com or call: 1-800-586-5872.  

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LIFT
LIFT

About LIFT
LIFT is a national nonprofit organization working to lift people out of poverty for good.  Our approach is people-powered—driven by a network of Members, Advocates and Advisors who work together to help people find jobs, a safe home or a good education for themselves and their kids.

Where we are located: We are in six cities across the country but in DC we are located in Wards 8 and 6.  

Who we serve: The people who walk through LIFT’s doors are community members who are highly motivated and committed to providing their families the opportunity to lead better lives. But they often lack the resources and networks of support they need to overcome crises and get ahead. It’s hard for anyone to find the right tools when navigating a complex system on their own. The service providers they turn to for help are often restricted by bureaucratic red tape and struggle with overwhelming caseloads that prevent them from providing the kind of personalized assistance that is most effective in helping people tackle challenges.

How we work: Each of our Members gets a team of Advocates and Advisors who stick with them every step of the way. LIFT volunteer Advocates are rigorously trained partners and problem-solvers who commit to working together with Members to set goals and achieve them. They provide one-on-one support by helping identify resources, talk to service providers and develop important life skills. When Members need additional support, they can connect with our growing network of Advisors—experts who are on-call and committed to providing specialized knowledge and resources.  By setting their own goals and working hard to achieve them, our Members are equipped to get a job, a safe home and a good education for themselves and their kids. They also build a support network, confidence in what they bring to the table and the skills to manage tough times in the future. These are the strong personal, social and financial foundations that people need to get ahead

Our Impact: Nearly 100,000 Members in six major cities have already committed to do the hard work needed to achieve their goals. On average we put more than $1,245 back into the pockets of our families.

 

Connect with LIFT:
On the web: www.liftcommunities.org
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/liftcommunities
On Twitter: www.twitter.com/liftcommunities
On YouTube: www.youtube.com/liftcommunities
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