Project Runway’s Kini Zamora Partners with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii (February 12, 2015) — Goodwill Industries of Hawaii is excited to announce local designer Kini Zamora will be lending his design and fashion talents in support of Goodwill’s nonprofit mission at this year’s Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation. Fresh off the latest season of the reality TV show Project Runway, Zamora will be producing the Fashion Show at the annual event’s Gala Night held July 16, 2015 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

“We are just so appreciative of Kini for donating his time and talents to support Goodwill and bring awareness to our mission,” said Laura Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill. “We are also very excited to see what Kini will do at this year’s fashion show.”

Zamora has kept himself busy since the finale of Project Runway aired, balancing newfound attention with his current fashion company, KINIandDINKO and also starting his own fashion lines, KZ Hawaii and Kini Zamora. Despite his busy schedule, Zamora is excited for the chance to blend fashion with his philanthropic efforts.

“This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and working with Goodwill on this Fashion Show is such a great fit,” stated Zamora. “Coming from a low-income background, I’m happy to be able to support Goodwill, who helps so many people get back on their feet by helping them get jobs.”

This will be the fourth year of Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation, an annual event which raises awareness of Goodwill’s mission. The four-day event held at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall features the exclusive Gala Night on July 16, 2015, followed by three Gala Sale Days which are open to the public, July 17-19, 2015.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s 501(c)(3) non-profit 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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