Goodwill of Greater Washington Takes Its Goods to Rockville – Wednesday, May 9, 2012
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Goodwill Industries Week (May 6-12), Goodwill Industries International will be hosting a "Travelin' Trunk Show" at its headquarters location to showcase racks of contemporary and vintage fashions including clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories and more. The donated items will be available for sale to the public and the revenues will go to support Goodwill of Greater Washington's mission to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment. Goodwill of Greater Washington provides services to people of all backgrounds – people with physical, emotional or developmental disabilities, limited education or English language skills and people with a lack of job experience as well as single mothers, seniors or veterans who need skills training. Goodwill of Greater Washington functions as one of the 158 independent Goodwill headquarters agencies in the United States that provides employment placement programs and community-based services, such as child care, youth mentoring and transportation, to help people find and keep good jobs.
WHO: Goodwill Industries International and Goodwill of Greater Washington
WHAT: The Travelin' Trunk Show is part of a marketing effort to take donated items to high-traffic areas where business professionals, tenants and others can shop for unique merchandise carefully culled from racks of donated goods, including vintage fashion and fabrics. The donated items are in excellent condition and at a reasonable price.
Each customer receives a Goodwill bag with a mission statement and flier that explains how each purchase creates employment opportunities for people in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Goodwill Industries International
15810 Indianola Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
WHY: "When you donate and shop at Goodwill, you are helping people go to work. The revenues from the sale of donations fund necessary community training programs for people having a hard time finding a job," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. "Through the public's support, we help people build brighter futures for themselves and their families."
About Goodwill Industries International:
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,600 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2011, more than four million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at www.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl or Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl.
SOURCE Goodwill Industries International