SARA teaming up with Goodwill for recycling initiative

The San Antonio River Authority, SARA, is hosting a recycling event, April 17, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four Goodwill Industries of San Antonio locations. The event takes place during National Environmental Education Week, preceding Earth Day.

“The partnership, between Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and the San Antonio River Authority, creates a wonderful opportunity for both organizations to expand the dialogue around the importance of recycling and repurposing. During the event, shoppers and donors can learn more about SARA and celebrate this new partnership with us,” said Lisa Brunsvold, Vice President of Business Development at Goodwill Industries of San Antonio.

SARA is encouraging residents to drop off household items such as clothing, electronics, housewares, and small appliances for recycling and reuse. SARA will also accept any plastic shopping bags residents may have accumulated and we will take them to an appropriate recycling center.

“We often find items dumped along river and creeks that, if donated to Goodwill, could have been used again. Our hope is, that by raising awareness of the great service provided through Goodwill, citizens will be reminded that good environmental stewardship includes donating items to Goodwill. This is an example of a great partnership.” said Suzanne Scott, SARA General Manager.

There will be prizes and giveaways throughout the day at each location and some lucky winners will receive a 2014 Goodwill Fiesta medal.

SARA volunteers will greet visitors, in front of Goodwill stores, offering our reusable shopping bags and information about our Watershed Wise Warriors volunteer program. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities: cleanups, ecosystem restoration, and education projects throughout the San Antonio River Watershed.


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Please join us to promote environmental awareness at these (4) Goodwill store locations:


  • 3730 N. Loop 1604 East at Bulverde
  • 727 NW Loop 410 at Blanco
  • 3401 Fredericksburg Road
  • 2514 SW Military Drive