SOURCE: Goodwill Industries International

May 09, 2008 16:32 ET

"Project Runway" Fashions on

Ricky's Original Denim Creations on Virtual Auction

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Ricky Lizalde -- one of the most memorable contestants on Bravo TV's "Project Runway" -- has created three original denim designs for Goodwill® to sell on its online auction site, Bidding for the designer items ends May 19 and May 20, and the proceeds will help fund Goodwill's job training programs that benefit of hundreds of thousands of people each year.

"Your purchases on help give people the opportunity to enjoy the dignity that work brings," says Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.

The items are designed for savvy style seekers:
    -- A sleek, silver-coated denim dress, topped with tulle and
       embellished with studs.
    -- A spaghetti-strap, pin-stripe dress.
    -- A shapely Levi's 501® denim engineer's hat, sporting a
       smart black patent leather bill.

And for men:
    -- A pair of new Levi's Eco Vintage Straight 539 jeans.
    -- A blue plaid short-sleeved shirt.

The special Goodwill sale caps off the recent "Take Your Jeans Off" campaign spearheaded by Levi Strauss & Co.® and Goodwill Industries®.

Since its launch in 1999, -- the nation's first and only Internet auction site owned and operated by a nonprofit organization -- has earned more than $55 million for Goodwill programs in the United States and Canada. Goodwill channels 83 percent of its revenues into a range of career programs for people with disabilities, welfare recipients, dislocated workers and others looking for jobs.

Contact Information

  • Contact
    Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, ABC
    Director, Media Relations
    Goodwill Industries International
    Tel. (240) 333-5264