From Girl Scouts Carolinas From Peaks to Piedmont:
(Colfax, NC – December 2, 2013) –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 the annual partnership Good Turn for Goodwill community service project. This event took place throughout the month of October at local Goodwill retail stores and all Goodwill donation centers.
Nearly 300 troops consisting of 2,220 Girl Scouts from central and western North Carolina donated 6,437 bags of goods to Goodwill, which was a 26% increase over last year’s partnership.
Local Girl Scouts collected gently used clothing, toys, books and household goods to benefit Goodwill. The goal was to help those who are unemployed and underemployed find jobs and get back on their feet. The service project taught Girl Scouts life lessons and addressed the needs in their community.
“Donated goods are the lifeblood of our organization,” said Jaymie Eichorn, Goodwill VP of Marketing and Communications. “Our partnership with the Girl Scouts provides much needed support for our employment and training programs and educates thousands of girls and young women on our mission.”
Marcia Cole, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, said the collaboration is full-circle with girl’s gaining leadership experiencing while helping to address the needs of the communities.
“There are families in our communities that are in need of assistance and this is Girl Scouts’ signature community service project to support Goodwill’s cause,” Cole said. “It is also an opportunity to teach Girl Scouts that helping people can be rewarding and the collaborative efforts of each community supports their neighbors in need.”
About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 16,000 girls and 7,500 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.girlscoutsp2p.org.
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.