GOODWILL TO HOST “PROJECT GOODWILL” FASHION SHOW APRIL 30

Fort Worth, Texas (March 3, 2015) — Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. announced today that it will host “Project Goodwill,” a fashion competition in the style of “Project Runway.”

Before the fashion show guests will also enjoy a seated dinner, luxury silent auction and a wine raffle. All proceeds from the event will benefit Goodwill Fort Worth’s Moncrief-Ryan Scholarship fund, which supports the mission of Goodwill to empower people with disabilities, disadvantages and barriers through the power of work.

Students from local fashion design programs and members of the public with an interest in fashion design will be given a budget of $100 to spend at any Goodwill Fort Worth store. They will then be provided with models for whom they design a wearable “Blue Carpet” look from the materials purchased at Goodwill. The final garments will be showcased in a fashion show on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. Fort Worth City Councilwoman of District 8 Kelly Allen Gray will serve as the honorary chair of the event.

The fashion show will be judged professionals from all aspects of the fashion industry. There will be three places awarded. The winning designer will receive an a designer tablet, a designers trophy and their design will be featured on Goodwill Fort Worth social media as well as the website. Second place and third place winners will be awarded prizes as well.

Designers can apply through March 13. To apply, interested applicants must submit a one-page application describing why they should be chosen to compete. Contestants are given 4 weeks to complete their garments. For more information contact Shay Dial at sdial@goodwillfw.org.

“We are excited to offer this opportunity to local fashion design students and design enthusiasts,” said David Cox, President & CEO. “It is inspiring to watch these individuals take everyday clothing from our stores and repurpose them into a runway-ready look.”

While all fabric must be from a Goodwill Fort Worth location, trimmings/notions may be purchased from a location other than Goodwill Fort Worth. Materials used in the design will be reimbursed by Goodwill up to $100. Students may use clothing as material, but it must be completely reworked, for example taking the material from pants and turning it into a skirt.

About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.

Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Goodwill is ranked 11th on the Forbes 20 Most Inspiring American Companies list, the only non-profit to be included. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth helped place more than 40,000 people in jobs.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s, 20 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant and the surrounding counties with job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.