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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.

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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 Sapphire Sponsors

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2019 Amethyst Sponsors

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2019 Ruby Sponsors

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 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.

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.