Goodwill Hawaii is set to showcase its seventh annual Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation from July 19-22, 2018 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall featuring a 20,000 square foot pop-up store. The annual four-day fundraiser benefits Goodwill Hawaii’s job training, employment and education programs for the state’s disadvantaged populations.
Goodwill Goes GLAM! kicks off on Thursday, July 19 with a Gala and VIP Pre-Sale featuring one of the most anticipated fashion shows in Hawaii. Producing this year’s fashion show are local designers and business owners Allison Izu Song of Allison Izu and Summer Shiigi of Ten Tomorrow whose flagship store and design workshop is based in Kaimuki. Izu and Shiigi, who have themed their show “The Fashion Edit,” are the first female lead producers in GLAM! Fashion Show history.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be one of the first female producers of this iconic event Goodwill Goes GLAM!. Ten Tomorrow has been such an evolutionary journey for me, and I can’t wait to share our point of view as a modern-resort brand on the runway using Goodwill’s up-cycled fashions,” said Summer Shiigi, owner and designer of Ten Tomorrow.
“Participating in the Goodwill Goes GLAM! Fashion Show has encouraged a higher level of creativity in me and inspired a new collection for Allison Izu based on the runway designs. This collection will be found exclusively in our Kaimuki boutique and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Goodwill. This is such an exciting year to be producing this show and in the same year as the 10 year anniversary of my brand Allison Izu,” said Allison Izu Song, owner and designer of Allison Izu.
Guests attending the Gala will be treated to a three-course menu created by Chef Chai Chaowasaree, owner and Chef of Chef Chai at Pacifica Honolulu. Chef Chai is recognized as one of the top Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs. Known for fusing fresh Hawaii ingredients with the exotic flavors of Asia, Chef Chai has created a culinary style that reflects the cultural diversity of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands.
Gala attendees will also receive first access to the GLAM! Sale featuring the best that Goodwill Hawaii has to offer including designer fashions, shoes and handbags, vintage housewares, and one-of-a-kind collectibles donated by the community. The GLAM! Sale continues through the weekend, July 20-22, with free admission to the public.
Event sponsorships start at $2,500 and include a table of ten at the exclusive Gala among other benefits. Individual tickets are also available for $250. For more information, contact Goodwill Hawaii at email@example.com or (808) 836-0313.
The highly successful Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation is now in its seventh year and raises awareness for Goodwill Hawaii’s mission to assist people who are having difficulty finding employment, offering them the services and tools they need to become self-sufficient and realize their potential. Over $430,000 was raised at Goodwill Goes GLAM! in 2017, and Goodwill Hawaii was able to assist more than 12,000 individuals with job training, counseling and placement programs statewide. For more information, visit www.higoodwill.org.
The seventh annual Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation will be held at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall from July 19-22, 2018.
Allison Izu Song and Summer Shiigi will be the first female lead producers of the Goodwill Goes GLAM! Fashion Show, now in its seventh year.
The benefit for Goodwill Hawaii features a 20,000 square-foot pop-up marketplace featuring the finest fashions and valuable items donated by the community.