Northwest Center is the recipient of Value Village’s 50 Year Partnership Award. Since 1967, we have had a long-term partnership with Value Village to collect clothing and household donations with our iconic Big Blue Trucks and blue donation bins. Value Village buys that merchandise to sell in its stores, and the revenue Northwest Center receives funds education and employment programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities in WA State.
Northwest Center was presented with the 50 Year Partnership Award during the Savers/Value Village Annual Partner Conference, which was held in Las Vegas, NV on May 9, 2017. The conference included over 70 non-profit partners and the Savers/Value Village executive team.
Over the course of 50 years, Northwest Center has collected tens of millions of pounds of clothing and household items; utilizing 30+ trucks, hundreds of collection bins, and more than 75 staff members. “Our partnership with Value Village has given Northwest Center a sustainable source of funding that lets us design original and impactful programs for the community. We look forward to celebrating our partnership in 2017 and beyond,” said Ty Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at Northwest Center.
The partnership has continued to evolve and for years Value village has hired employees for their stores with disabilities through Northwest Center. Value Village first employed workers who performed their tasks with the guidance of an on-site Northwest Center job coach. Today, the company regularly hires individuals through Northwest Center to work in a variety of positions.
As the partnership continues to grow, so will Northwest Center and Value Village’s ability to make a positive impact throughout WA State.
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