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Goody's launches new grants program for local schools

Sep. 20, 2007 @ 04:01 PM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Goody's Family Clothing is launching a new grants program for local schools, funded in part by Ashland native Ashley Judd's new clothing line for the store.

"Knowing that schools are consistently under-funded, Goody's store managers expressed an interest in creating a campaign to help their neighborhood schools, and thus Good Deeds for Schools was born," said Mary Beth Fox, Goody's vice president, marketing, strategy, and planning.

The Ashley Judd Collection will debut Saturday, Sept. 22, and will be available exclusively at Goody's. The clothing is classic and modern denim that comes features Ashley Judd's signature stitching on the back pockets, organic and knit tees, as well as career casual coordinates ranging from jackets, blouses and sweaters to trousers.

"It was very important to me that this line of clothing -- while providing simple, lovely wardrobe solutions for women -- would also contribute to a greater good," Judd said in a press release. "Children are our future, and a good educational experience is their birthright; fostering that notion is at the heart of this program."

Teachers or school principals can obtain a Good Deeds Grant application from their local Goody's store or online at www.goodysgooddeeds.com. The deadline for applications is Dec. 31, and grants will be awarded in April 2008.

Goody's has store locations in the Huntington Mall and the Ashland Town Center.