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, have just wrapped up their annual “Good Turn for Goodwill” community service partnership project. The campaign took place throughout the month of October.
This year, there were 1,498 Girl Scouts representing 115 troops from central and western North Carolina, who donated 3,429 bags of goods to Goodwill.
“We are all part of the greater community, and this is a way that Goodwill and Girl Scouts can work together to spread that message,” said Jaymie Eichorn, vice president of marketing and communications for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. “It’s inspiring to see these girls and young women show such generosity and enthusiasm for helping others.”
Local Girl Scouts collected gently used clothing, toys, books, and household items that could be sold in Goodwill’s retail stores. In turn, proceeds from the sale of those donated items support workforce development programs, which help people gain marketable skills, find jobs, and reach financial stability.
Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, said the collaboration allowed girls to gain valuable leadership experience, while helping others. “There are families in our communities that need assistance, and this is Girl Scouts’ signature community service project to support Goodwill’s cause,” Cook said. “It is also an opportunity to teach Girl Scouts that helping people can be rewarding and that the collaborative efforts of each community support their neighbors in need.”
For more information on Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, please visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org.
About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 111 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 10,000 girls and 5,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains three 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.girscoutsp2p.org.
About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 156 community-based, autonomous organizations in the United States and Canada with a presence in 12 other countries. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps people earn employment, Goodwill is recognized with GuideStar’s highest rating, the Platinum Seal of Approval. Local Goodwill organizations offer skills training, job placement, training services and other community-based programs. Many services are funded by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,300 stores and at shopgoodwill.com®. Last year, more than 24 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill services, and more than 1.5 million people received in-person services
Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina (Triad Goodwill) promotes the value of work by providing career development services, skills training and work opportunities for people with employment needs in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. Learn more at www.triadgoodwill.org.
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina provides employment and training programs to more than 30,000 people in 31 counties across northwest NC each year. Learn more at www.goodwillnwnc.org.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont serves 18 counties in NC and SC, and assits thousands of job seekers launch careers by providing in-person and virtual training programs. Learn more at www.goodwillsp.org.