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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!

Retail Stores Closed on November 15

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Due to the snowy weather, all Goodwill Retail Stores and Donation Centers in Frederick and Carroll Counties will close at 1 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Former Army Chief Of Staff Visits Frederick Goodwill

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September 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Former Army Chief Of Staff Visits Frederick Goodwill

FREDERICK, MD – Retired U.S. Army General George Casey, who served as the Army’s Chief of Staff from 2007-11, visited Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley (GIMV) on September 26.

Casey is one of only 230 U.S. generals to reach four-star status and was designated the first senior commander of a Multi-National Force in Iraq in 2003, serving in that role from 2004-07. He was in charge of a coalition of 1.1 million military personnel from over 30 countries and an annual budget of over $200 billion.

The retired general was invited by GIMV to speak to its Board of Directors and team members as the organization commits to serving more veterans throughout the state of Maryland.

 

“What you’re doing here is not only important to veterans and their families, but it is also important for the ability to recruit future service members,” said General Casey. “Future service men and women will see the respect given to veterans in their community.”

 

In 2019, GIMV will ramp up services in the state of Maryland to veterans and their families. The organization will provide targeted support to help veterans translate their military skills to the civilian labor market, pursue additional education, participate in budget coaching and secure referrals to additional supports, like transportation, mental health services and housing.

 

“General Casey’s visit is an important step for GIMV in establishing a program within Maryland that will focus on a holistic approach to employment services for veterans and their families,” said GIMV president & CEO, Michael Meyer. “Input from accomplished leaders such as General Casey will shape the GIMV veteran initiative into a best practice operation.  We are grateful for his leadership and perspective”

 

General Casey’s visit is the capstone to additional visits with other local, state and federal leaders in regards to GIMV’s veteran services initiative.

 

About Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley:

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley helps people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. Goodwill’s revenue funds job training and other employment related programs for people with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill provided more than 14,500 services to individuals in Frederick and Carroll Counties. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services or to find a retail location near you, visit www.goodwillmv.org.

Halloween Comes Alive at Goodwill

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Join us for our BIGGEST Halloween event of the year!

WHEN: September 22nd 2018

WHERE: Goodwill Westminster 

200 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD 21157-5118, United States

We turned our Westminster store into your 2018 Haunted Halloween Headquarters! Shop our huge selection of costumes and seasonal decor as well as our huge inventory of brand new Halloween props! Shop the pop-up or our in-store inventory! We will be providing DIY Trick-or-Treat buckets for the kids, snacks, Halloween costume inspo and so much more! Bring the entire family for a fun filled day with GoodwillMV!

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RSVP

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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