Thursday, April 8, 2010

Teen Clothing Drive Gets the Gold

NorthJersey.com is reporting on Denville resident Jillian Payseur -who is the recent recipient of The Girl Scout Gold Award! The Morris Knolls High School senior organized a Trendy Teen Clothing Drive and Sale last September as her Gold Award Project to help teens obtain fashionable back-to-school clothes.

As most readers know, The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. Among the many requirements to earn the award is the completion of a substantial service project - the project should create change, fulfill a need within her community and display her leadership, organizational and networking skills. Jillian selected the clothing drive and sale as her project. She made flyers for distribution at local churches asking for donations and advertised the need for donations as well as the event itself in local news outlets.

On a side note - I myself was raised shopping at Thrift Stores, and through experience can say that clothing for teenagers is definitely the hardest to come by in the second-hand arena. Kudos to Jillian for the cool project and for also getting enough interest to have a successful clothing drive/sale based on the needs of teens!