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Girl Scouts’ “Good Turn” Program Collects Record Amount of Donations

Each year, local Girl Scout troops learn more about Goodwill’s mission and the value of serving their communities through the Good Turn for Goodwill service program. The program is a partnership between Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. Troops can earn a Good Turn for Goodwill patch by collecting donations for Goodwill in their communities.

This year, more than 2,700 girls participated, collecting 7,471 bags of donations for Goodwill – a new record. This represented a 3.6% increase in the number of scouts participating and an 8% increase in donations over 2015. Girls also toured stores in Fletcher, West Jefferson, Lenoir and Winston-Salem. Some troops also visited a regional operations center to learn more about Goodwill’s recycling program.

Read news coverage in the Morganton News-Herald

Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont serves more than 15,000 girls in central and western North Carolina.