Colfax, NC – 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, partnered together in their annual service project, Good Turn for Goodwill, during the month of October.
The service project, which is now in its 17th year, encourages local Girl Scouts to collect gently used clothing, toys, books and household items to benefit their local Goodwill stores and donation centers. In turn, the girls are also able to support the employment and training programs that Goodwill offers to people in the community who are looking for jobs and want to reach financial stability.
“We are so thankful that we can continue this partnership with Goodwill year after year,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “It’s a simple endeavor that makes a big impact on our local communities.”
Throughout October, 2,355 Girl Scouts from across western and central North Carolina donated 3,599 bags of goods. Several troops also had the opportunity to tour their Goodwill location and see behind-the-scenes of the how the organization operates.
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 over 12,000 girls and nearly 6,000 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.
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