Recording artist Andy Grammer was in Milford Thursday, visiting John F. Kennedy Elementary School in appreciation of their efforts to support Goodwill.

John F. Kennedy Elementary was the winner of the third annual “Bag it Up for Goodwill” Challenge. The JFK school community collected 58,940 items to support Goodwill during a recent challenge period, school officials reported. This equates to 20,000 pounds of clothing and households items that will now be kept out of Connecticut landfills – the equivalent of filling up an entire school bus.

All of the items will be recycled and sold in Goodwill stores across the state.

“Thanks to the efforts of JFK, alone, Goodwill will be able to help 144 of our Connecticut neighbors with their goal of finding a job,” according to a press release.

Because JFK collected the largest number of items across the state, Grammer was scheduled to visit the school Thursday, with a concert expected to begin at 10 a.m.