Bank of Hawaii to Serve as the Title Sponsor of the Inaugural Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase and Treasure Marketplact event

Honolulu, Hawaii (February 6, 2012) — Goodwill Industries of Hawaii announces that Bank of Hawaii is the official title sponsor of their inaugural event – Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase and Treasure Marketplace.

Laura Robertson Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii states; “We’re pleased and honored that Bank of Hawaii is the title sponsor of our inaugural event, Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase and Treasure Marketplace. This retail and public awareness event will further our non-profit mission of helping people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Bank of Hawaii has been committed to building a betterHawaii for many years, not only by event sponsorship, but through their employee volunteer program, financial literacy programs and so much more.”

Donna Tanoue,Bank of HawaiiFoundation president, says, “Bank of Hawaiibelieves everyone deserves the opportunity to work for a better future, and Goodwill Industries of Hawaii helps thousands of people prepare for employment each year. We are proud to help shine a light on Goodwill’s training programs, and invite all savvy shoppers to join in the fun and support Goodwill Goes GLAM! ”

About Goodwill Goes GLAM! August 23-26, 2012:

The inaugural Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace begins with an exclusive High Fashion Kick-off Gala dinner, Fashion Show & exclusive Pre-sale access. This will set the stage for an unprecedented marketplace of more than 20,000 square feet of glamour and vintage items donated by retail partners and collected from Goodwill stores to support the nonprofit mission.

This major shopping and fashion event will spotlight Hawaii’s style industry and contribute to job-creation, while empowering attendees to learn more about Goodwill’s educational, employment and training programs. Interactive daily activities will showcase job talent, and “green” career pathways specific toHawaii’s fashion, retail and style industries.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959.

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