It was officially announced today that Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit would be part of an exciting venture with Eastern Market beginning June 1st and lasting every other Sunday until Sept. 28th. A Pop-Up shop will be taking over Shed 2 with the theme, "YB Blue," and will showcase myself as well as other professional, Detroit sylists and bloggers curating the shop each assigned weekend with her style to help promote her vision. Here is a portion of today's press release and the goal:
"To obtain revenue from purchases at YB Blue which will go right back to funding our efforts to put Metro Detroiters with employment challenges back to work. Shoppers can find great style and feel good knowing their purchase is helping to keep our friends and neighbors employed.” - Lorna G. Utley, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.
You can find out more information here:
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit - YB Blue in Eastern Market
I don't know about you, but if you haven't visited a Goodwill store in many years, let me tell you...they've changed a LOT. Here in Detroit, I feel like we have the creme-de-la-creme of Goodwill shops as far as a style, merchandise, a reason why we might stop in for that special something and well....the people. The people that work at these stores make Goodwill what they are today. So many individuals have gone through their various job programs and you can see what shopping there can do for just one person. Shopping there can change a person's life.
So whether you're looking to find a coat to keep you warm or just searching for what you're hoping might be that hidden Van Gogh...at least you know that whatever you buy is helping someone here in this area that might need help getting back on their feet again.
Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of the first ever Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, YB Blue Pop-Up Shop. Come out and visit us the morning of June 1st at 10am. We'll be open until 4pm.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
It's been a very long time since I've been here. Time passes so quickly. It's Spring now and I'm wondering how on earth it came to pass that it's actually Spring of 2014. I wish I had more time to be out here and spend quality time writing. I wonder sometimes who visits and sees my tired, little blog. I've wanted to update it and make it look better for such a long time. Truth is. I kind of like the way it looks. Just simple, no bells and whistles. Just what is it. Like me.
What I AM super (!!!!) excited about, however, is that I've been asked to jot down a note about a VERY exciting venture I'm going to be a part of with Goodwill Industries of Detroit which will be happening on June 1st. They'll be doing their first ever Pop-Up shop in Eastern Market in Detroit. SO...more details to come on that! Social media will be "Popping" up everywhere in support of this exciting adventure with Goodwill, myself, and some fantastic bloggers in the area....SO...STAY TUNED! :)