February 14, 2013
CONTACT: Nancy Zimmerman
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Girl Scout Heart of New Jersey 973-842-4232 | nzimmerman@gshnj.org

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey to Host Project Cookie Box Event
Girls to Create Upcycled Fashion and Accessories from Castoff Girl Scout Cookie Boxes

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) is the driving force behind this runway event. It is open to Girl Scouts of all ages from across the council which serves girls in Hudson, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and parts of Middlesex and Warren Counties. Girls will show off their upcycled creations while raising awareness of the Girl Scout leadership experience and environmental stewardship. It is a local Project Runway® with a mission!

The work to design and engineer entries for this event encourages girls to express their creativity while reusing empty castoff Girl Scout cookie boxes to create fun fashion and accessories.

In true Project Runway® fashion, the cardboard creations will be modeled by the designers in front of a panel of guest judges during a fashion show at the Rialto Theater in Westfield, NJ on Sunday, May 5. Entries will be judged based on categories such as creativity, best use, most colorful, most unique, most practical, and most likely to become a fashion item.

To register for this event please visit:  http://bit.ly/gshnjcalendar.

About Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey’s (GSHNJ) mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  GSHNJ provides leadership development for girls at all age levels through programs that include; science, technology, financial literacy, health, the arts and outdoor and environmental awareness.