BLOGGERS TO SHOWCASE GOODWILL LOOKS AT WORK IT! FASHION SHOW
Style event to kick off new series of signature styles for affordable budgets
SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 26, 2014) – Goodwill Industries of San Antonio is teaming up with its official fashion bloggers, Pam Lutrell, Agosto Cuellar and Pippa Williams, to host a free summer fashion show at the Goodwill Bulverde store this Saturday, June 28.
Twenty models will walk the floor, displaying on-trend fashions with pieces found at Goodwill stores. The show will also feature “upcycled” looks by San Antonio designer Cuellar, who specializes in repurposing thrift store clothing by designing and sewing different items together.
“Whether you’re 15 or 55, you will find great fashion ideas at this show, or on any given day by reading our Goodwill style blogs,” said Marla Jackson, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of San Antonio. “This is a showcase of their ideas to inspire summer styles and fun thrift shopping.”
Lutrell, a San Antonio journalism teacher who founded Over50Feeling40.com, focuses on affordable couture for women. Williams, of Houston, specializes in thrift store shopping tips.
The fashion show will kick off a series of signature Work It! looks that Goodwill will sell at participating stores. All looks worn by models will be available for sale after the show.
“The Work It! theme helps to raise awareness that donations and sales at Goodwill stores help fund educational programs and services, which assist people in finding better jobs and building careers,” added Penny Benavidez, Goodwill spokeswoman. More than 1,000 students have enrolled in the Good Careers Academy, while 400 people are employed through Goodwill’s contract services.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment, training, educational opportunities and related services to more than 50,000 individuals each year. In addition to operating 18 retail stores, more than 25 donation stations and 10 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Laredo and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates 3 Good Careers Academies and handles 17 contracts for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.