Goodwill® Holds Travelin' Trunk Show for Goodwill Industries® Week

ROCKVILLE, MD — In honor of Goodwill Industries® Week (May 1­–7, 2011), Goodwill Industries International will be hosting a Goodwill® “Travelin’ Trunk Show” at its headquarters location to showcase racks of contemporary and vintage fashions including clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories and more. The donated clothes will be available for sale to the public and the revenues from the sale will go to support Goodwill of Greater Washington’s mission to educate, train, employ and place people with disadvantages who face challenges to finding employment throughout the greater DC area, including people with limited education and English language skills, people who lack work experience and people with disabilities, among others. Goodwill of Greater Washington is one of the 158 independent Goodwill headquarter agencies in the United States that provides workforce development services to people in need of employment.
WHO: Goodwill Industries International and Goodwill of Greater Washington
WHAT: The Travelin’ Trunk Show is part of a marketing effort that takes donated items to high-traffic areas where business professionals, tenants and others can rummage through and purchase merchandise, which is carefully culled from racks of donated goods, including vintage fashion and fabrics. The donated items are in excellent condition and available at a reasonable price.
Each customer receives a Goodwill bag imprinted with the agency’s mission statement and a flier that explains how each purchase creates skills training and jobs for people in their local community.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Goodwill Industries International
15810 Indianola Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
(301) 530-6500
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 jobs,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We look forward to welcoming new shoppers to our office on Wednesday.”