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Styled by Myly: Date Night Delights

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Welcome to the new Goodwill® Industries of Monocacy Valley blog! Follow along with us as we highlight some of our favorite Goodwill finds, employee features, upcoming events, DIY inspiration, and mission spotlights in our community.

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If the cold weather has had you cooped up inside this winter, it’s time for a night out on the town! These looks are perfect for a date night with your significant other or a girls’ weekend getaway to explore a new city.

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Spice up your LBD look with this simple Zara knit dress paired with a Miss Me faux fur vest. When the temperature drops, you don’t have to sacrifice style for warmth. Just slip on this sassy vest and get toasty!

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A trend we’re loving right now: LAYERING UP! Layering gives you freedom to try out more daring pieces in your wardrobe and completely change the look of some of your staple items. This black lace Topshop off-the-shoulder dress is sweet and charming on its own, but pop on this leather Kenneth Cole vest to gain instant edge. Soften the look and add a subtle splash of color with this floral backpack.

In love? Click on the outfit photos to bid now, these auctions are ending soon.
Want to save the look? Pin now for inspiration later!

Second Runway Fashion Show & Awards Program

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Second Runway

Thursday, May 10, 2018

5:00 – 8:00 PM 

McClintock Distilling, located at 35 S. Carroll Street in Historic downtown Frederick.

*Parking available at the Delaplaine and Library Garages


It’s back! Sure to be the fashion event of the season, SECOND RUNWAY will feature a red carpet entrance, an on-site Goodwill Vintage Pop-Up Shop, a chance to bid on fabulous auction items, gourmet food and spirits from local businesses, music, and a high energy runway fashion show, including models and stylists with “familiar” faces from the community. All proceeds benefit Goodwill’s Youth Program supporting individuals ages 14-21 with disabilities and other barriers to employment through skills training, job placements and other vocational services.


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  • General Admission: Tickets $50.00 (includes hors d’oeuvres and McClintock tasting)  
  • Door Admission, If Available: $60.00  (includes hors d’oeuvres and McClintock tasting)

Sponsorship Opportunities

SECOND RUNWAY is an opportunity to align your company with an organization that is both impacting local people and your local community. Please consider becoming a sponsor.

Diamond – $2,500
Prominent Logo Recognition on Goodwill’s event website
Prominent Pre-Show Marketing:

• Inclusion in letter to all community partners
• Logo recognition in all save the date materials
• Logo on all print materials
• Recognition on all digital promotional materials
• Radio promotion shout-out
• Social media promotion

Event-Night Marketing:

• Sponsorship shout-out during show
• Logo on all night-of marketing materials

Full page ad in event program (must submit prior to production deadline)
Recognition in the GIMV Annual Report
Listed in 2019 sponsorship materials as 2018 sponsor
Eight (8) preferred seating VIP tickets to the event

Sapphire – $1,000
Prominent Logo Recognition on event website
Pre-Show Marketing:

• Inclusion in letter to all community partners
• Social media promotion
• Radio Promotion shout-out

Event-Night Marketing:

• Sponsorship shout-out during show
• Logo on all night-of marketing materials

Half page ad in event program (must submit prior to production deadline)
Recognition in GIMV Annual Report
Listed in 2019 sponsorship materials as 2018 sponsor
Six (6) preferred seating VIP tickets to the event

Amethyst – $750
Pre-Show Marketing:

• Logo recognition on event website
• Social media promotion

Event-Night Marketing:

• Sponsorship shout-out during show
• Logo on all night-of marketing materials
• Logo Recognition in the event program and event slideshow

Recognition in GIMV Annual Report
Four (4) general admission tickets to the event

Ruby – $500
Pre-Show Marketing:

• Logo recognition on event website

Event-Night Marketing:

• Sponsorship shout-out during show
• Company name on all night-of marketing materials
• Recognition in the event program and event slideshow

Recognition in GIMV Annual Report
Three (3) general admission tickets to the event

Emerald – $250
Pre-Show Marketing:

• Company name recognition on event website

Event-Night Marketing:

• Sponsorship shout-out during show
• Recognition in the event program and event slideshow

Recognition in GIMV Annual Report
Two (2) general admission tickets to the event

Jewel – $100
Pre-Show Marketing:

• Company name recognition on event website

Event-Night Marketing:

• Recognition in the event program and event slideshow

Recognition in GIMV Annual Report
One (1) general admission ticket to the event

In Kind Gifts
Interested in providing an in-kind donation of goods or services for the event silent auction? Contact Amy Lyons, Director of Marketing, at events@gimv.org or 301-660-0622 x216 to discuss benefits.



DIY: Bleach-Dyed T-shirt

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Vintage concert t-shirts have always been a timeless treasure, but GoodwillMV has a trick up our sleeves (pun intended) for you to rock this look with even more attitude.

Transform your favorite vintage concert t-shirt into an art piece that is uniquely your own this season with this easy, no-fail, DIY bleaching method. In this blog, we will talk about how you can DIY your very own vintage t-shirts that don’t break the bank with just a few simple steps and common household items.

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Gather your supplies and set up shop in a well ventilated area – it’s time to get creative! First, pour your bleach (we used basic Clorox Bleach) into your spray bottle and secure the top.  Now, it’s time for the fun! The amount of splatter you want on your masterpiece depends on the distance of the bottle to the t-shirt (more spatter = more space). Have fun with this, you really can’t go wrong! The color will get lighter as time goes by so be patient. You can see your end result within as little as an hour, but you will get an idea of where and how your piece will turn out within minutes of the bleach application.

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Another method you can use for the DIY bleach-dye effect is using the bleach cap method.  This method is messy, but totally worth it! To accomplish this effect, just pour your bleach into the cap of the bleach bottle and throw it on your t-shirt! You can be as tactful or as carefree as you want with this effect. Want to use both methods? Go for it! You were born to be wild.

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Now it’s time to wait…remember your results will not completely process for about an hour. Be patient, grab your favorite pouch of Capri Sun, and rock out to your favorite throwback jams – your epic creation will be ready soon! When it’s done and to your liking, throw it in the wash on a normal cycle and air dry. Now, you are ready to rock and roll!

Let us know what you thought of this DIY and be sure to tag us in your photos using the hashtag #LWIFGoodwillMV. You can find these t-shirts and more at our Vintage Vinyl Goodwill Pop-Up in honor of Record Store Day 2018 on April 21, 2018 at Dublin Roasters Coffee in Frederick, MD from 12-4PM!

HAVE FUN AND ROCK ON!

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Styled by Myly: Back In Black

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Our Second Runway fashion show is just over a month away and we’re already starting to outfit plan for the big night. This week, we’re channeling our inner AC/DC and going Back in Black in Myly’s Shopgoodwill picks to ensure you look just as glamorous as the models on the runway. Secure your tickets to the event on May 10th, 2018 from 5-8pm at McClintock Distillery by clicking here!

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A jumpsuit is your one stop shop for style and comfort. With just a simple accessory change, your day-to-night transition is complete. Throw on a blazer or cardigan for the office and take it off in exchange for some glammed-up pumps for happy hour cocktails. You’re guaranteed to turn heads at any event in this Maggy London off-the-shoulder jumpsuit and vintage velvet crossbody.

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If you thought sequins were just for pageant queens, crafting, and 80’s nostalgia, think again! This Cachet shift dress paired with a rhinestone coin pouch is the perfect marriage of glitz and glamour. The loose-fitting shape of the dress allows for breathing room and the exposed shoulder slits provide a classy peek of skin. Be bold in black and sparkle in the night in this unforgettable ensemble.

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This Calvin Klein sleeve dress takes the classic LBD to another level. The unexpected open shoulders create a subtle sultry vibe that screams sophistication. Paired with a bright gold handbag for a pop of color, this look is a must-have versatile closet staple.

Could you see yourself in these looks? Click on the outfit photos to bid now, these auctions are ending soon!

Stores & Donation Centers Closed March 20, 2018

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All Frederick and Carroll County retail store locations and donation centers are closed today, March 20th, due to inclement weather. Thank you for your understanding. We hope all of our customers, clients, and employees stay safe!

Styled by Myly: Spring into the New Season

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Our Goodwill fashion guru is at it again! With the first day of spring right around the corner, Shopgoodwill has all you need to get into a sunny state of mind. Get inspired for a wardrobe refresh with these fun floral dresses for the whole family without breaking the bank. Love any of these looks? Act fast and click the photo to place your bid or use our new Buy-It-Now feature to claim it now!

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