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Girl Scouts Team Up with Goodwill

9/18/2013


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Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, announce its annual partnership Good Turn for Goodwill community service project. This event will take place throughout the month of October at local Goodwill retail stores and all Goodwill donation centers. 
 
Local Girl Scouts will collect gently used clothing, toys, books and household goods to benefit Goodwill. The goal is to help those who are unemployed and underemployed find jobs and get back on their feet. The service project will teach Girl Scouts life lessons and address the needs in their community.
 
“Our partnership with the Girl Scouts generates support for our services and fosters awareness of our mission,” said Jaymie Eichorn, VP Marketing for Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC.  “The economy has taken a toll on our donation levels while at the same time we are seeing more people come to us for help. The donations collected by the Girl Scout troops are instrumental in helping us meet that need.”
 
As a result of this collaboration, Goodwill uses the proceeds from the sale of donated goods to help people with barriers to employment find jobs and reach financial stability. And, the Girl Scouts will raise their awareness of recycling and give back to the community. After participating, the girls will receive a patch to show their efforts.   
 

About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves more than 16,600 girls and more than 7,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains four camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org

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