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ReUse, ReCycle. ReFashion with Miss District of Columbia (pt.1)

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Dear Readers,

As I mentioned here yesterday and have been tweeting about for the past few days, today we launch the first part in a series of video vignettes about the green benefits of shopping at Goodwill. The videos follow Miss District of Columbia, Jen Corey, and yours truly, the DC Goodwill Fashionista, as we set out on a Goodwill treasure hunt searching for recycled furniture and accessories to furnish Jen’s new apartment transforming it from empty and bland to chic and colorful…without breaking the bank!

Jen’s platform for the Miss America Pageant on January 30th is recycling, and she chose to work with us to showcase her personal recycling efforts and the value of donating and shopping at Goodwill.

Dream without Boundaries

Also, while you’re enjoying the videos, listen closely to the music that is playing in the background. That’s a sample of a song Jen and Grammy nominated artist, Kokayi, partnered to create using a unique mix of rap and opera. The song is titled Dream without Boundaries, and was written exclusively for Goodwill by Kokayi, using lyrics influenced by Goodwill’s job training mission for people with disadvantages and disabilities. Check it out! Press player on the play to the right… and since I know you’re really going to like it…stay tuned, because Dream without Boundaries is going to be available for download in exchange for a nominal $2 donation to Goodwill.

Thanks dear readers, and enjoy the show!

See some great “behind the scenes” photos of our shopping excursions, as well as studio shots from the taping of “Dream without Boundaries”, just visit our photo gallery at the top of the page.

On behalf of Goodwill I’d like to thank several people and organizations who donated their time and talents to make this unique campaign possible. First of course – Jen Corey (; as well as the incredibly talented Kokayi (; Mike O’Grady and Stella’s Pop Factory (; Nicolas Laget at the Sweet Spot Studio (; and Adrian Loving.

Finally don’t forget that every dollar Goodwill makes from the sale of Dream without Boundaries or at any of its retail stores, helps people with disabilities and disadvantages receive the training and services they need to find jobs and support their families. That’s a pretty important mission in today’s challenging economy.

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7 Comments for ReUse, ReCycle. ReFashion with Miss District of Columbia (pt.1)

Stella Pop
January 8, 2010

DC Goodwill Fashionista, Miss DC and Goodwill of Greater Washington

Awesome job – it looks great!

Keep your fingers crossed.


January 8, 2010

WOW…All I can say is WOW! What a powerful and beautiful song and fun video. Can’t wait for part 2…

January 8, 2010

What an awesome project! I love the track – love anything that remixes opera, and love positive hip hop. I’m really looking forward to future episodes.

January 9, 2010

dopalicious. so fresh and so now. song is very commercial and edgy at the same time!! the message is right on time

Dave Doolin
January 10, 2010

Ah geez… I gotta see how this turns out.

Nice picture of Audrey.


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