FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christianne Ray, community relations manager for Goodwill Southern California, 323.539.2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodwill partners with Girl Scouts for Good Turn Day
Girl Scouts donate to Goodwill
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 26, 2010 – Goodwill Southern California and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles are partnering for Good Turn Days, April 19 – 25, 2010. Good Turn Days is a fun community service project for Girl Scouts to collect gently used clothing and other items for donation to Goodwill Southern California and Goodwill of Southern Los Angeles County.
Girl Scouts will be delivering collected items to participating Goodwill stores. Collected goods will be resold to benefit Goodwill’s programs that provide training and jobs for jobseekers. Service learning projects such as Good Turn Week are an important part of the Girl Scout Experience and provide opportunities for girls to make a positive impact in their community. Participating Girl Scouts will receive a Good Turn Day badge to commemorate their participation.
“Goodwill and the Girl Scouts both strive to make a positive impact on our communities,” says Doug Barr, president of Goodwill Southern California, “Good Turn Day cultivates within young Girl Scouts the value of doing a ‘good turn’ for someone in need.”
For additional information, please contact Deanne Moore at (626) 677-2207 E-mail: email@example.com
About Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
The new Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves 45,000 girls and young women (grades K-12) in partnership with more than 22,000 volunteers from more than 350 diverse communities in Los Angeles County and parts of Kern and San Bernardino counties – all dedicated to the Girl Scout mission to inspire courage, confidence, and character and help change the world for the better.
Girl Scouts is a leadership program for girls that inspire character and skills for success in a safe and supportive environment. In every Girl Scout experience, girls discover themselves, connect with others, and make a difference in their communities and in their world. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate, call 1 888 GSGLA 4 U, (626) 677-2200 or visit www.girlscoutsLA.org.
About Goodwill Southern California
Since 1916, Goodwill has been turning donations and retail purchases into good jobs that have led to brighter futures for thousands of people with disabilities and vocational challenges. More than 59,000 people benefited from Goodwill Southern California’s (GSC) education, job training and placement programs last year. GSC operates 62 retail stores, 41 attended donation centers, three campuses and 24 service locations in the counties of Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino.
For more information about Goodwill and its programs, please call
1 (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit www.goodwillsocal.org.