Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, once again promoted their annual community service project a Good Turn for Goodwill during October 2017.
For the 16th year, the project encouraged local Girl Scouts to collect gently used clothing, toys, books and household items to benefit their local Goodwill stores and donation centers.
Throughout October, 3,169 Girl Scouts from across western and central North Carolina donated 7,611 bags of goods, a 27 percent increase in girls participating and a 26 percent increase in bags collected from the 2016 results.
“The goal of this project is to help those who are unemployed or underemployed get back on their feet through the resources that Goodwill offers,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “Every year, this project teaches are girls life lessons while they do their part to give back to the community. It is always a great collaboration for all those involved.”
“We are so thankful for the partnership with the Girl Scouts and the generous support of the young women and girls who participate in this project,” said Jaymie Eichorn, vice president of Marketing and Communications for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. “The donations will be sold in Goodwill stores, enabling us to help thousands of people find jobs and reach financial stability.”