Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary Needs Help to Fill Semi for Goodwill Fundraiser

Sept. 4, 2011 – Throughout September, Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary and Goodwill are partnering in a program that aims to raise funds for the Center as it supports Goodwill’s education, training and job programs for people with disabilities or other disadvantages.

If the Auxiliary and its supporters can fill a 28-foot semi trailer with donated items, the Center will receive $900 to $1,500. If they can fill a 48-foot trailer, the Center will receive $1,542 to $2,570.

There are only 22 total hours to drop off donations. Two-hour weekend pre-collections will be held every Saturday in September  from 10 a.m. to noon and every Sunday in September from 2 to 4 p.m. The semi-filling finale will be Saturday, October 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All collections will be held in the parking lot of Albertson’s, 725 E. Huntington Drive in Monrovia.  (Other arrangements can be made by calling (626) 387-3906.)

For information on the event and guidelines for donated items, visit

About Foothill Unity Center and Its Auxiliary

Foothill Unity Center, Inc. has been serving low-income families and those in crisis for over 31 years. Founded in 1980 in a borrowed closet to provide food to a few hungry families, the Center has become the major source of food, health services and crisis assistance for over 4,600 low-income families in its service area: Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale.

The Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary is made up of caring, fun-loving volunteers who find innovative and creative ways to support the Center and its goals. The group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Center’s Monrovia office, 415 W. Chestnut.  Drop-ins are welcome. For more information on the Auxiliary and its programs, email Jan Noto, or call her at (626) 358-3486.