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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!

    Veteran Services Center Capital Campaign

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    Be a part of serving those that served this nation as they overcome obstacles to reach their fullest potential by donating today.

    Every day in America, 22 veterans commit suicide. Click here to donate $22 toward the building of a veteran services center that will provide early intervention and support for putting an end to this epidemic.

    The Center

    Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley’s new veteran services center will be a comprehensive resource serving veterans and their families.

    The 20,000 square-foot center will be home to more than a dozen staff and strategic partners, all committed to eliminating the oftentimes frustrating bureaucracy that is a barrier to the veteran and their family in receiving their much-deserved, hard-earned benefits.

    Through classes, counseling, and veteran benefits navigation offered at our veteran services center, warriors and their families will receive the support they need to ensure a smooth and rewarding transition into civilian life.Among these services, the center will assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment.

    In addition, a significant amount of focus will go toward intervention and support to veterans and their families who require mental health solutions.Every day in America, 22 veterans commit suicide. The center will raise awareness for the suicide epidemic among veterans.

    The Need

    With more than 400,000 veterans living in the state of Maryland and 100,000 veterans living in Frederick and the immediate surrounding areas, be a part of serving those that served this nation as they overcome obstacles to reach their fullest potential.

    Partnering for Good

    Platoon 22 has been identified as a founding partner and a critical resource within the veteran community. The organization envisions a world where veterans and first responders have the resources they need to receive effective mental health solutions, all while raising awareness to bring about meaningful change to the suicide epidemic among veterans.

    Plans for the center include space for Platoon 22 offices and programming.

     

    Goodwill Date Night Challenge

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    Whether you plan to go see the latest romantic comedy, snag reservations to your favorite restaurant, or treat yourselves to a wine and paint night, you always aim to dress to impress on Valentine’s Day with bae. Finding that special outfit to really WOW your significant other doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your date night budget for a sense of style. How, you ask? With the Goodwill Date Night Challenge, we tasked couple Zoey and Eyan to create their V-Day looks using head-to-toe Goodwill finds, with only a budget of $25. Challenge accepted!

    Before sending them out to the racks, we wanted to know a little more about their style profile. Depending on what the night has in store for the couple, Zoey usually prefers to pair knit dresses with short-heeled booties or a dressier blouse with a pair of dark wash jeans. While she’s always game for a romantic night out on the town, she’s a real homebody at heart with her ideal date night consisting of ordering take out and enjoying a quiet dinner together at home.

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    Eyan feels most confident and comfortable in jeans with an athleisure hoodie under a bold statement piece like a bomber jacket. His ideal date night would most definitely involve a seafood restaurant and heading to the movie theater.

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    For their first look, the couple agreed to go a bit more casual. Zoey found an off-the-shoulder black shift dress and tossed on some strappy taupe heels with a matching shoulder bag. She loved the potential versatility of the dress as it could easily be dressed up or down depending on the amount of accessorizing. A simple grey polo with a pop of yellow stripes grabbed Eyan’s attention as he decided to pair it with a neutral khaki pant and grey shoes.

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    With full hearts and carts, the couple couldn’t decide on just one outfit and decided to try another look for another night! For the second option, Zoey instantly fell in love with a flowy blush jumpsuit with halter straps and paired it with a matching quilted leather clutch. Eyan completed his look with a light colored hooded tee and made a statement with a pair of dark blue fitted chinos. They were both surprised to find that each of their looks rang in under $20 and complimented their personalities so well.

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    With fabulous finds like these, why not make Goodwill a new date night tradition?! Better yet, we suggest flipping the script to have each partner pull together looks for the other person. The results will either show how much you truly know each other, or could have a hilariously funny outcome for laughs and memories to last a lifetime. What will you find today?

    2019 Golden Gala and Second Runway Fashion Show

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    Thursday, May 2, 2019
    6:00 – 9:30 PM
    New Spire Stages, located at 15 West Patrick Street in Historic downtown Frederick.


    Sure to be the fashion event of the season, SECOND RUNWAY will feature a red carpet entrance, an on-site Goodwill 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. This year’s theme, the golden gala, will celebrate Goodwill’s 50 years of service to Frederick and Carroll Counties and raises funds for our new veteran services program and relocation of our workforce development center.


     

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    General Admission: Tickets $50.00 (includes hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets)
    VIP Cocktail Hour Add-On with Early Access Shopping: $25.00

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     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 – $150
    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 301-662-0622 x216 to discuss benefits.

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    2019 VIP Sponsor

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    2019 Diamond Sponsors

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     2019 Sapphire Sponsors

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    2019 Amethyst Sponsors

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    2019 Ruby Sponsors

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    2019 Emerald Sponsors

    Comcast Spotlight

    iHire

    Showtime Sound LLC

    Frederick County Bank

    Charis Farms

    Country Meadows of Frederick

    Regent Products

    2019 Jewel Sponsors

    The Auto Spa and The Lube Center

    Kelly Frager

    McClintock Distilling

    Infuse Spirits

    Haddad United LLC

    Potomac Valley Vintage

     

    2018 Sapphire Sponsors

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    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.