A Rose Project To Provide Prom Dresses For Spring 2020

AKRON, Ohio — March 3, 2020 — In the last two school years, the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation’s “A Rose Project” has helped nearly 300 young ladies annually with homecoming, prom or other occasion dresses. With prom season on the way, The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation and Goodwill will make the collection accessible on two Saturdays this spring – March 21 and March 28 from 10am to 2pm at Goodwill’s Service Center.

Youth may gain access to nearly 2,500 garments in the collection as well as a limited number of shoes, jewelry and accessories.  In addition, Goodwill will offer each young lady a career assessment so she better understands her strengths and interests and how those match with potential career paths that may be available to her. 

“A Rose Project” was started by a group of Girl Scouts in honor of Andrea Rose Teodosio and her belief in the inner beauty of others,” said Gregory Morton, vice president, mission services & public relations, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “Goodwill is honored to continue the tradition and excited to support those young ladies who wish to take the career assessment and plan their futures.

A Rose Project Details
Saturdays – March 21 & 28 from 10am to 2pm
Goodwill’s Service Center @ 570 E. Waterloo Road, Akron, OH  44319

About Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation
The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization, demonstrates values that Andrea held close to her heart including compassionately assisting the underprivileged and elderly, actively addressing environmental issues and promoting community service and education. For more information visit andrearose.org.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.     


Contact:    Jennifer Bako
                  (330) 786-2519