Month: March 2012
Community Service Program of the Month
Goodwill Fashion Show
||Arizona State University-Tempe
|Person in charge:
|Target Population: 8000
||Time Needed to Organize: 2 months|
|Number of People in Attendance: 100
||Date(s) of Program: 4/3/12|
|Number of People Needed to Organize: 10
||Cost of Program: $3,000|
|On-Campus Population: 8000
||Chapter Size: 102|
|Origin of Program:|
The Goodwill Fashion show has been a traditional program at Arizona
State University for many years, and each year, it is constructed
differently by our Director of Programming. This year, Rachel Allen had
big plans to 'go green' and give the Tempe residents an amazing runway
show! The idea behind the program is to allow residents to create runway
outfits made entirely out of recyclable materials and have a competition
based on their creativity. Usually, each Hall Council creates their own
outfit and it is judged on different levels.
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|Please give a short description of the program:|
Roll out the GREEN carpet because the Goodwill Fashion show is going
Green! The Residence Hall Association banded with Campus Student
Sustainability Initiatives (CSSI)to bring out the best in the world of
recycling. 10 Hall Councils from across campus were asked to design
outfits worthy of the runway - but with a catch: the outfits must be
made entirely out of recyclable materials! The challenge was on and the
halls prepared by saving recyclable goods. On the day of the event,
Rachel Allen, Director of Programming had an incredible vision; she
transformed a regular space on campus into a scene in the LIMElight.
Huge tents and loud music complete with a full size runway were set up
to capture the essence of a true fashion show.
One by one, out models stepped out onto the runway to flaunt their
creations. There were dresses made from rubber gloves, skirts made out
of soda cans, and there was even a ballgown made from coffee filters.
But there was much more going on off the runway too!
Hor d'oeuvres such as bruschetta and chocolate covered strawberries were
being served. CSSI sponsored a tye-dying station, and there was a
location to drop of close to be donated to Goodwill. After the show,
guests were welcome to take photographs with their favorite models and
recyclable outfits! It was a night to remember!
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|Goals of the program:|
The goal of the program was to make our residents more aware of
sustainability on campus. All the items used in the outfits were
recyclable and simply reminded everyone of that fact. It can be so easy
to throw away your unused goods, and we often overlook recycling them.
So this event raised awareness for how easy it is to recycle. We also
allowed residents to donate their unwanted clothes to Goodwill and thus
to a good cause.
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|Positive and lasting effects of the program:|
The lasting effects of this program are unfathomable! After watching a
ballgown made of coffee filters walk down a runway, you might be
constantly reminded of recycling! If even one more person makes an
effort to recycle something, it effects the entire world. Sustainability
is making a huge impact in our school and we're working very hard to
spread it rapidly. The Goodwill Fashion show will forever remind more
people to recycle and take care of their earth!
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|Short evaluation of the program:|
The program was executive quite perfectly. Rachel served as the 'host'
of the show and announces each time a new model was coming to the
runway. This made it easy for our judges to correctly analyze each
outfit and brought more awareness to the audience as to where the outfit
came from. A lot of the planning was done far in advance so there was no
stressing on the day of the actual event. The tents were placed early in
the day and the food was delivered in a very timely manner. Overall,
this program, much like the models on our runway, was spectacular!
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|How could this program be adapted to other campuses?|
This program is easily adapted to other campuses because it doesn't need
to cost a lot of money. The outfits that are made are essentially free
because they are made out of recyclable items. Those creating them could
buy these materials, or just search around campus for clean, usable,
recyclable materials and not spend a dime! The location can be tailored
for any campus as well. We used a tent outside because we had the space
and the funds to support such a large-scale event.
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