This past Saturday, April 22, 2017, the local Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council hosted their Project Runway event at the Leon Levine Opportunity Center on the Goodwill Opportunity Campus.
Project Runway is an event designed to encourage thrift shopping and inspire girls to be creative, resourceful and have fun restyling their finds. In supporting Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s mission of helping people gain employment, the Girl Scouts learned how to thrift shop and support a cause that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community.
Throughout the day, more than 85 girls between the ages of 4-17 participated in a tour and learned about the services offered at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, shopped in our outlet store Second Editions (one of two retail stores located on the campus) and decorated their purchases.
Not only did the Girl Scouts shop in the outlet store, but the parents who accompanied them also enjoyed the opportunity to purchase some unique finds in both Second Editions and GW, our specialty store at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. After the group finished shopping, the girls took their purchases to the “cutting room” in Community Table Bistro and began to restyle their finds.
Excitement and delight popped all over the room as the girls worked on their projects. Style and fashion blogger reStyled by Liz, as well as Girl Scouts staff members and parents, were on hand to assist the girls with transforming the clothes they purchased. Once they finished restyling their outfits, the girls put on their very own fashion show and walked the “catwalk” showcasing their creations.
It was a fun event that was true to the Girl Scouts’ mission of building courage, confidence and character, as was evident when watching the girls encourage one another, shop and create unique expressions of themselves. We look forward to partnering with the Girl Scouts on future events!