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January 2014

Goodwill of Coastal Empire Presents Celebrity Fashion Show in Brunswick

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(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Celebrity Fashion Show, “There Is So Much More Behind Our Doors” on Thursday, March 7, 2014 at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 500 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick, Georgia.
 
 
Community leaders from Glynn, McIntosh, Wayne and Camden County will showcase clothes and accessories from the Goodwill Stores in a manner never witnessed before in the Golden Isles.  There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Brunswick Job Connection Career Center and programs that serve the Brunswick community. 
Join celebrities like Mayor Cornell Harvey of The City of Brunswick, Gary Colberg of Southeast Georgia Health Systems, Connie Patrick, a community leader, Cedric King of PINOVA, Annie Clara Polite Community Leader, Rick Townsend of the Golden Isles Career Academy, Alexis Mitchell of Frederica Academy, Richard Baker of Glynn Academy High School, James “Boot” Thomas of Wayne County Commission, Jedon Lilliston of Lilliston Ford and the list goes on stroll the run way at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 500 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick.
Last year’s inaugural event was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel for a night of fun, food and entertainment to bring awareness to the mission of Goodwill, “Putting People to Work.” 
The Brunswick Job Connection Career Center provides premier education, training, and career services to those who wish to engage in an opportunity that leads to positive outcomes.  All funds raised from this event support individuals with barriers to employment with assistance in sponsoring driver’s license, TWIC cards, public transportation vouchers and ticket to work essentials. 
This year’s sponsors currently include International Auto Processing Center, International Longshoreman Association, WYNR, The Fox 107.7, B92.7 Jams, Darien Telephone Company, Golden Isles Career Academy, Sumthin Serious M/C, Kevin Lemere Photography, Southeast Georgia Health System, Mary Kay, Paisley Magazine, PINOVA and Embassy Suites Hotel as we would like to thank them for their support.  
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed.  The not-for-profit organization employs over 800 employees throughout the area.  In 2011, Goodwill provided services to 24,427 people and placed 1,406 people into employment through various programs offered in our community.  Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 19 retail locations in the region.  Goodwill accepts tax deductible car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com .  For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org .  Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

Critz Run Fest Treads Through Tybee Island, GA This Weekend

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2014 Critz Tybee Run Fest will begin on Friday, January 31st 2014 and end on Saturday, Feb. 1st. The Run Fest will kick off Saturday with a 10K at 7 a.m., beginning at Sundae Cafe, on 15th St. right around the corner from the Breakfast Club. That track will be the same route as the second race that will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run will start at Noon, and will start at the Pier. At 1 p.m., the YMCA 1M Run will take off from 15th St. Awards will be given directly after each individual event. Post Race Celebrations will be held at 1:30 p.m. near the Finish Line.

Participants are welcome to run as many sections as they want. The distances add up to 26.2M, a full marathon, for those who run all five. The cost to register ranges from $40 to $130, depending upon the number of sections. For tickets, contact Cornelia Stumpf at 912.692.8992, or through email at cornelia@cscpconsult.com. For more information, visit critztybeerun.com  r http://ww2.thesouthmag.com/events/?year=2014&month=2&day=1#sthash.FfSs4DBL.dpuf

To celebrate the partnership of South Magazine with the Critz Tybee Run Fest 2014, the first 15 new registrations with code SOUTH from readers and subscribers of South magazine will receive the Critz Tybee Run Fest souvenir Tee shirt and admission for 2 to the newest venue at the Run Fest: THE VIP LOUNGE AT THE CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST SPONSORED by South Magazine. (New registrations and online only). Military, active and retired, police and first-responders are always receiving the Critz Tybee Run Fest Early Bird rate as a Thank You for their services.

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912.692.8992
cornelia@cscpconsult.com
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Tenth Goodwill Job Connections Center to Open in Savannah

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(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, Feb. 7, Goodwill will open a new Job Connections Center in a newly remodeled space at its headquarters location at 7220 Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah. The grand opening celebration begins with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Tours of the new center will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a Resource Fair at the center during the tour hours.
The Job Connection Center will serve as Goodwill’s tenth Job Connection Center site in the region. This new Savannah Center offers job seekers access to job leads, and provides the technology resources to prepare the job seeker for a successful job search. The center manager serves as an onsite coordinator, working with individuals to explore different career interests and develop a plan based on the individual’s personal job goals. 
The Job Connection Center offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and many other classes. Career fairs and other networking opportunities are open to the public. Free computer and internet access enables applicants to view job postings and submit their job history online. 
Also featured in the Job Connection Center is GStar Staffing, Goodwill’s professional staffing agency. G-Star human resources experts thoroughly vet all candidates for temporary staffing work by pre-screening, interviews, evaluations and  reference checking before recommending candidates to client companies. G-Star is a division of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. Its profits go to help fund Goodwill’s many vital community programs.
When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution, Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information, visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/goodnews
About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 18 retail locations, and nine Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org . Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.
 

Goodwill’s 19th Retail Location to Open at McAlpin Square, Ribbon Cutting Feb. 13 at 10 a.m.

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its 19th retail location at McAlpin Square, 1900 East Victory Drive in Savannah. The doors open on 3,200 square-foot retail space at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 with an official ribbon cutting. Activities will include a raffle and giveaways throughout the day.
 
 
In addition, Goodwill has added a new attended donation site at the same location.
McAlpin Square is located on the north side of East Victory Drive, just east of Truman Parkway, the site of the Kroger shopping plaza, directly across the street from the Home Depot/Target plaza.
 
About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 19 retail locations, and nine Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org . Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 27, 2014

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(AUGUSTA, GA) – Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz will present the “State of the Georgia Regents University and Health System Enterprise” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at noon in the Maxwell Theatre on the GRU Summerville Campus. http://www.gru.edu/

(AUGUSTA, GA)- TEDx TelfairStreet, Augusta’s first ever TEDx event, is almost here. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a local, self-organized event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDx TelfairStreet will be held Friday, January 31st 2014 from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Augusta Main Library, 823 Telfair Street, downtown Augusta. http://tedxtelfairstreet.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Paine College’s application packet for Scholarships, Honors, and Awards is now available. The deadline for submitting the application electronically is midnight, January 31, 2014. www.paine.edu/academics/scholarships.aspx

(AUGUSTA, GA) – It’s Artrageous! Family Sunday: On February 2 at 2:00 p.m., the Morris Museum of Art presents Drums-a-Go-Go. Join in one big drum circle just for kids led by percussionist extraordinaire Not Gaddy. Afterwards, create musically inspired art. FREE. http://www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Lucy Craft Laney Museum will hold its Eighth Annual Lucy Craft Laney Heritage Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 6:00- 10:00 pm at the Augusta Marriott, Two Tenth Street. Deadline for ticket purchases is Jan. 21. See www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/gala.htm for details.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Attention anyone with an older or historic home or building! The public is invited to attend Historic Augusta’s House Fair on Saturday, February 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This one-stop opportunity to meet and learn from preservation experts and service providers will take place at Historic Augusta Headquarters, 415 Seventh Street, Augusta. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Wet Paint Party and Sale gives member artists an opportunity to sell their work in a party setting with an audience of over 400 people. Last year, over $8000 went straight into artists’ pockets after the Wet Paint Party and Sale. Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad Street, Augusta. http://augustaarts.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) – An African-American Doll Exhibition Honoring Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark is open now through February 2014 on the third floor of the Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair Street. Library hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. FREE Admission. www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 27, 2014

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces their Celebration of Love event, an evening of jazz, auctions, dinner and entertainment, taking place Friday, Feb. 7 in celebration of the organization’s 30 year anniversary. The evening will start at 6 p.m. at the Plantation Club of the Landings. Individual seats are $125. Guitarists performing include Gene Bertoncini, Howard Paul and Howard Alden. To purchase tickets for this event, individuals are asked to call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter at 912-234-4048. http://parkplaceyes.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Reality presents 122 Broughton Street, a 1 bedroom/1 bath loft, priced at $229,900.  The agent, Chris White can be reached at 912.484.0484.  For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/condos/mls-118356-122-broughton-street/

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from fund raiser: TIME STARTS NOW: held on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Benedictine Military School raised $21,758 to benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society http://www.ldssga.org/ http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/406003/

(iPHONE) 19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know http://newideasforyou.net/19-mind-blowing-tricks-every-iphone-and-ipad-user-should-know/

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from the Savannah Rotary Club’s 100th Gala http://savannahnow.com/slideshow/2014-01-16/rotary-marks-100-years-savannah?utm_source=Morris%20Digital%20Works&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlinesfromSavannahnow.com#slide-1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Beginning Jan. 27, LaRoache Ave. will be closed between Neva and Lansing to begin the LaRoache Avenue Culvert Replacement project, estimated to take up to nine months. For more information, call 912-652-7923.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Southcoast Imaging Savannah will host a Valentine Wine Tasting Charity, Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Wine Cellar, located at 5500 Abercorn St.  The cost to attend is $15 per person, or $25 per couple.  For more information, visit chmsavannah.org

(POOLER, GA) PHOTOS by Bunny Ware of the Pooler Goodwill Grand Opening and Fashion Show: http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=405853

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade PR, Inc. has selected Cynthia Wright for a spring internship. Wright is majoring in Public Relations at Georgia Southern University, and is expected to graduate in May. http://www.carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1442&Itemid=16

(TED) Susan Cain: The power of introverts: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Lucky, a 10 month old Treeing Walker Hound that needs a good home. Lucky is a medium sized, energetic male, and friendly with other dogs and children. All shots are current, and Lucky is neutered, microchipped, crate trained and is mostly housebroken.  To apply for the adoption of Lucky, visit the Coastal Pet Rescue website at http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2013-d-056-lucky/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “POTABLE GOLD” program, Savannah’s Madeira Tradition.  Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about unique and flavorful wine.   Programs will be held Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28 at 5:30 p.m..  The cost to attend is $20, and only individuals 21 and older may participate. www.davenporthousemuseum.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Valentine’s day weddings will be held at the Davenport House Garden on Friday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m..  Marriage ceremonies, officiated by a local judge, will be offered every 10 minutes.  For the service, couples are asked to provide a $100 donation to the museum.  Reservations are highly recommended as this event tends to fill up quickly. For more information, call 912.236.8097 or visit their website at www.davenporthousemuseum.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. announces The Love Walk that will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8.  The 3.6K walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Wesley, located at 1601 Drayton St.  Funds raised will support critical programs that directly impact women, children and families who are struggling through poverty to find self-sufficiency.  During the event, participants will partake in pre and post rallies, door prizes, entertainment and fellowship.  For more information, visit their website at www.wesleyctrs-savh.org.

(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Relationship Marketing: How to Build Meaningful Connections that Lead to Business: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/relationship-marketing-with-ted-rubin/

(SAVANNAH, GA) VOICE Festival organizers announces Prelude to the VOICE Festival —  a free screening presentation by Sherill Milnes’ Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Savannah Philharmonic concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan 31 at the Lucas Theatre. For more information, visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The St. Andrew’s School community raised and donated $6,610 during first semester for area non-profit organizations. Student Lane Hanberry accepted a "Dreams Come True" plaque. Parent Liz Stephens accepted a check on behalf of Med Bank.  For more information, visit http://www.saintschool.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Toastmasters announce Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women, a 4-session professional development course for 15 participants focused on public speaking and communication. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Participants will learn how to organize and deliver prepared and impromptu speeches. The 4 sessions will be held at the Creative Coast, 15 W. York Street on Wright Square. The fee for the Speechcraft course is $50. For more information, contact Jessica Neeley, President of the Small Business Chamber Toastmasters, at savannahspeechcraft@gmail.com. To sign up, visit www.speechcraftforwomen.eventbrite.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is hosting the Board Walk Beach Concert on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center.  The Swingin’ Medallions will perform while guests enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and silent and live actions.  Tickets are $60 per person, and sponsorship packages are available.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofrichmondhillga   

(SAVANNAH, GA) 37th Annual AMBUCS Extravagnza will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Johnny Harris Banquet facility.  Festivities include a raffle and live and silent auction dinner. Proceeds benefit Savannah AMBUCS Mobility and Bowling programs for Differently Abled Children and Adults in the Savannah Community. For more information contact Kevin Sheehan at 658-3739 or Monica Spillane at 657-1802.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church hosts Health and Wellness Fair Wednesday, Jan. 29 in Bailey Hall, located at 54 Diamond Causeway.  Featuring local physician groups and healthcare educators offering screening and educational resources, the Fair is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, visit the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church at http://www.siumc.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Catherine Rendón is now a Certified Court Interpreter (license no. CA-13080): Spanish/English (and vice-versa) available for depositions & trials, conference/client preparations and translator of all legal documents.  Contact at: 912.308.9560 and/or tikaltranslators@gmail.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Coastal Pet Rescue on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Coach’s Corner on Victory Drive for a Puppy Bowl viewing party in celebration of their 11th anniversary.  Refreshments will be provided.  Coastal Pet Rescue will also be accepting canned puppy food and dog leashes for puppies currently being fostered during the party. For more information, visit coastalpetrescue.org

(MISSION:PR) PR Intern & Non Profit Mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 5, from 11 am – 1 pm in the auditorium at the Savannah Morning News. The goal is to introduce potential PR interns to non-profits that are seeking public relations help. Any non-profit may participate and any college junior or senior who is majoring in Public Relations may participate. Marjorie Young with Carriage Trade PR will demonstrate how to put together a yearly PR plan using her REPUTATION MATRIX™ method. Non-profits and interns will brainstorm and work together to put together the plan before the workshop is over. This event is free, but you must reserve a seat. Space is limited to 20 non-profits. WAITING LIST NOW FOR NON PROFITS: savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. .

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, SCORE will present: The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to our Small Business Community. The conference will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center located at 1 International Drive.

This event is free. Lunch will be served after the presentations. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335.

 

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A Celebration of Love Concert Showcasing Three Esteemed Guitarists to Benefit Park Place Outreach

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(SAVANNAH, GA): The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces their Celebration of Love event, an evening of jazz, auctions, dinner and entertainment, taking place Friday, Feb. 7 in celebration of the organization’s 30 year anniversary.

The evening will start at 6 p.m. at the Plantation Club of the Landings. Individual seats are $125. In addition, the organization is promoting five sponsorship levels, including diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze, through which companies and individuals are able to support this local youth shelter.

Thanks to the generous assistance of the Savannah Music Festival, this year’s guests will enjoy an incredible evening of music performed by guitarists Gene Bertoncini,  Howard Paul and Howard Alden.  Bertoncini has been on the faculties of Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, New York University and the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada. He is also on the staff of the Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps.

Paul, President and CEO of Benedetto Guitars, Inc., is a highly respected ex-military, jazz guitarist who splits his time between performing at jazz clubs and concert halls, lecturing at universities and music schools, and running the Benedetto Guitars’ workshop, located on the south side of Savannah. In 2011, Paul was inducted in the Savannah/Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame.

Alden has been playing the seven-string guitar since 1992. In 2004, Alden was chosen to be an accompanying musician for the 50th anniversary Newport Jazz Festival after touring 50 cities across the United States. Alden was voted “Best Emerging Talent-Guitar” in the first annual JazzTimes critics’ poll, 1990, and “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” in the 1996, 1992, 1993 and 1995 Downbeat critics’ poll.

Last year through sponsorship support, Park Place was able to raise $23,000. To purchase tickets for this event, individuals are asked to call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter at 912-234-4048.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER:
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
912-234-4048
hiltssrh@aol.com
http://parkplaceyes.org
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Ashley Borders, Paula Fogarty, Paige Striebig (left to right), Fitting for Goodwill Fashion Show

“Re-Tailoring Your Wardrobe” Workshop at the Pooler Goodwill

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pooler Goodwill will host a “Re-Tailoring Your Wardrobe” workshop at the Job Connection Center Saturday, Jan. 18, in celebration of the store’s Grand Opening week.

The workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where celebrity stylists, Ashley Borders and Paige Striebig, will offer advice on how redo and make-over Goodwill purchases. Borders and Striebig are also the stylists for the Goodwill Fashion Show Thursday, Jan. 16.

Borders, professional wardrobe stylist, designer and owner of her own clothing line “Bedouin”, advocates that being stylish isn’t just about having a designer wardrobe. Being stylish is about being socially responsible, ecofriendly and creative, all of which fits in with shopping at Goodwill. Borders has worked in the fashion industry for 14 years. Starting her own clothing line at 16, then working for a high fashion company in Europe after graduating International Business School, then to styling for Film/TV in the Middle East and USA, Borders has bridged many cultural, economic and social gaps in the clothing industry. She has also worked on over 60 Film/TV projects and been featured in many international publications.

Borders often pulls pieces from Goodwill stores for her work. Borders said, “Life is a big game of dress up. It should be creative and fun. I am so excited to put this fashion show together and promote Goodwill’s message and mission. Also, I am really happy to share my experience as a stylist/designer and promote shopping the fabulous selection of second hand goods that are easily sourced through Goodwill’s stores.”

Striebig is a textile designer and custom apparel maker who has been sewing and reworking clothing for over 10 years. A graduate from SCAD with a major in fibers and a minor in fashion, Striebig currently owns a yarn shop, Wild Fibre, and has started her own line of handmade one of a kind accessories and bags for knitters. Striebig said, “Body styles are different; popular fashion styles come and go, but when your pieces fit you, your confidence can transcend your wardrobe despite the ebb and flow of dictated fashion.”

The Goodwill Pooler Job Connection normally offers employment training classes, but this is a special event coordinated by community volunteers. After the grand opening celebrations, the Job Connection Center will offer job seekers access to leads and provides the technology resources to prepare job seekers for successful job searches.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 17 retail locations, and eight Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com . When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org . Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

Ashley Borders, Paula Fogarty, Paige Striebig (left to right), Fitting for Goodwill Fashion Show 

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Announces New Board Members

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter announces that Major Kim Middleton and Salita Hill have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
 
Middleton has been employed with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department since 1987. She began her career as a corrections officer in the jail and currently holds the rank of major. She is the commander of security and a member of the Sheriff’s Command Staff. Middleton has been a POST Certified Instructor since 1991 and received her managerial certification in 1999.

Middleton has an associate of science degree in business administration from South University and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Columbus State University.

Middleton is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Savannah, a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. She served as president of the Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association in 2003-2004 and as chairperson of the Chatham County Employees Pension Board for over eight years. She also participates and has membership in several professional organizations, including the Georgia Jail Association, National Internal Affairs Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, American Correctional Association and American Jail Association.

Hill serves as vice president of community banking at Wells Fargo. She has worked in the banking industry in Savannah for more than 29 years and has been with Wells Fargo since 2006.

Hill has a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Georgia Southern University. She attended the University of Georgia Terry College of Business Georgia Banking School, where she was a Top Graduate of Distinction, and the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, where she was a scholarship recipient.

Hill received the Community Housing Services Agency-Leadership Award and is a graduate of Leadership Savannah. She is past chairman and past secretary of the Community Housing Services Agency, past chairman of the Community Housing Development Corporation, past vice chairman of the AshTree Organization, a past member of the Rotary Club of Savannah East, a past board member of the Savannah Community Development Corporation and a member of the Chatham Club. In addition, she volunteered for the Girl Scouts of the USA during the organization’s capital campaign for the Juliette Gordon Low House.

“Park Place Outreach welcomes Major Kim Middleton and Salita Hill to our Board of Directors. Both women have a long history of service to the Savannah community and will be invaluable resources to our organization,” said Executive Director Linda Hilts.
 
*About Park Place Outreach, Inc.*
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused and runaway youth. The shelter is also a valuable resource for youth who may be contemplating ways to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.
 
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter                         
912-234-4048       
hiltssrh@aol.com                                  
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For media inquires, contact:
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Cynthia Wright, Carriage Trade PR, Savannah

Cynthia Wright Selected for Carriage Trade PR Internship

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. announces Cynthia Wright has been selected for their spring paid internship.

Wright’s responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations.

Majoring in Public Relations, Wright is a senior at Georgia Southern University, expected to graduate in May of this year. While working on her undergraduate degree, Wright was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a writer for the PRSSA newsletter team. Wright also actively participated on intermural recreation sport teams including: flag football, softball and ultimate Frisbee.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PR, INC:
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young, to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online using reputation management strategies. They can be reached at 912.844.9990 or www.carriagetradepr.com .

  Cynthia Wright, Carriage Trade PR, Savannah

For more information, contact:
Marjorie Young
CEO of Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
Phone: 912.844.9990
Email: marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Cynthia Wright
Public Relations Coordinator
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
Phone: 912.856.9075
Email: savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com