Girl Scouts Team Up with North Carolina Goodwills to Help Others

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, recently wrapped up their annual “Good Turn for Goodwill” community service partnership project.

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 Goodwill’s 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.”

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This post originally appeared in the Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina newsroom. Read more.