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Southland Goodwill to attempt donation record for Earth Day

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Gold confetti sprays into the air at Universal Studios Hollywood.

In commemoration of Earth Day 2012, Goodwill Southern California is teaming with NBC4 and Universal Studios Hollywood on a two-day drive they’re hoping will set a new record for the most items donated in 24 hours.

Universal Studios Hollywood is where donors can take new and/or “gently used’ items, including e-waste, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, April 21 — 22. They can’t use furniture, mattresses, paper or plastic, so be forewarned.

"In celebration of Earth Day, Goodwill wants to raise awareness of the environmental impact donations have on the planet,” said Doug Barr, president and CEO of Goodwill Southern California in a press release. “Donating helps to keep millions of pounds of usable goods from ending up in landfills, and helps to save resources through re-use as opposed to new product manufacturing. We can then sell those items in order to provide valuable employment services to people in need.”