A big THANK YOU to our friends at Regions Bank!

Our very good friends from Regions Bank stopped by last week to once again show their support of our mission for a check presentation for Goodwill Easter Seals’ part in the “What A Difference A Day Makes” contest. Thank you to Brian Willman and his team at Regions for continuing to help strengthen families and support individuals on the Gulf Coast. Your unflagging support has been a steady and lasting example of what kindness can do right here at home.

Frank Harkins, Goodwill Easter Seals, and Brian Willman, Regions Bank

Frank Harkins, Goodwill Easter Seals, and Brian Willman, Regions Bank

#GoodwillDate CHALLENGE TIME: $10 per outfit = an awkwardly hilarious date night


Original photo courtesy of Cody Andrews

Have you heard about ‪#‎GoodwillDate? (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/couple-turns-goodwill-date-hashtag/story?id=33746771).

A Florida couple, Paula Williams and Cody Andrews, bought each other outfits for $10 each and wore them on a date without telling anybody it was a joke. What started as a donating and shopping trip to our Fort Walton Beach store has now turned into viral hastag. 

So now it’s our turn to keep the fun going…


The rules are:

1. LIKE US on Facebook: Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast and/or FOLLOW US on Instagram: @GoodwillEasterSealsGulfCoast
2. Each person can only spend $10 on gender-appropriate clothes for their significant other or friend.
3. Go out on a date wearing the outfits! Don’t tell anybody it’s a joke, it’s more fun that way. 
4. SHARE the photo by posting on Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtags #GoodwillDate and ‪#‎GESGoodwillDate (MAKE SURE you use the second hashtag, otherwise we won’t know it’s for the contest). Don’t forget to tag us in the photo!
5. GET LIKES! That’s how you win!
6. ***Optional*** DONATE the clothing back to us, and help more people on the Gulf Coast find their brighter futures!

Winners will be chosen based on the most combined likes from Facebook and Instagram. Only one photo will be counted in the contest (a photo grid is fine, but please only enter one photo with the #GESGoodwillDate hashtag). Each person can enter individually, or you can post one photo of both of you to increase your likes and share the prize!

The top three winners will receive:

1st Place: $150 Goodwill Easter Seals Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $100 Goodwill Easter Seals Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $50 Goodwill Easter Seals Gift Certificate

Can you imagine how many GoodwillDates you could go on with $150? The contest ends at midnight on Friday, October 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 19th.