Goodwill Store - Lexington - Davidson County
Daniel James, assistant IT director at Lexington Memorial Hospital (left), and Mickey Bean, Lexington Goodwill store manager, stand next to a recycled computer for sale at the local store.
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina announced a partnership with Lexington Memorial Hospital as part of its Reconnect computer recycling program. Reconnect was launched in North Carolina by Goodwill and Dell in 2006 to provide a free and convenient option for consumers to responsibly recycle unwanted computers. Lexington Memorial has pledged to donate its outdated computers, printers, monitors and computer peripherals to Goodwill. Sellable computers will be cleaned of data, loaded with Microsoft OS and Office, and sold in the Lexington Goodwill store. Equipment that is not sellable will be sold to environmentally responsible recyclers.
“This partnership is truly a win-win,” said John Cunningham, Goodwill VP of Retail Operations. “Computer equipment will be recycled, diverting thousands of pounds of waste from our landfills each year and usable items will be sold in our stores, making available affordable technology for Davidson County residents and providing revenue for our mission.”
“This partnership provides Lexington Memorial a free and convenient way to dispose of outdated equipment,” said Kevin Buchanan, IT Director and Chief Information Officer. “We are helping the environment and the community by supporting Goodwill’s recycling efforts, thus making affordable computer equipment available at the local Goodwill store.”
Goodwill’s store in Lexington is located at 251 Lowes Boulevard and is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Computer units start at $125 and include CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse, Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003 Standard. Goodwill accepts donations of working and nonworking computer equipment at any of their stores or donation centers. Data is erased according to Department of Defense standards. For more information on Goodwill’s computer recycling program, visit www.goodwillpc.org.
About Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina
Goodwill sells donations of computers, electronics, clothing and other household items to support employment and training programs that help people find jobs and reach financial stability. In the last year alone, Goodwill served over 40,000 people in northwest North Carolina. For more information visit www.goodwillnwnc.org.
About Lexington Memorial Hospital
Lexington Memorial Hospital, with 94 acute care beds, is part of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center health system. Lexington Memorial also operates 16 hospital owned physician practices and a public pharmacy. The hospital employs approximately 800 employees and has 120 physicians on its medical staff. It is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s esteemed standards-setting and accrediting body for health care quality. For more information, visit www.lexingtonmemorial.com.