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