ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - MERS/Goodwill set another record in 2012 for the amount of donations received.
A spokesperson for the organization says they collected a grand total of 1, 194,452 donations by December 31, 2012.
"This was another record year for our organization. We set out to exceed last year's donations early in 2012 which were just under 1.1 million," said Dr. Lewis Chartock, President and CEO of MERS/Goodwill. "This year we are excited to have surpassed last year with the help of the entire community. We thank the local community for their continuous support and generosity, without whom we would not achieve such goals."
Donations collected are sold in 41 locations in Missouri and Illinois. Money from the sales is used to support MERS/Goodwill employment and rehabilitation programs.