Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

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Gala emcee Denise Whitaker (left) with Seattle Goodwill President and CEO Ken Colling.

Seattle Goodwill held its 2012 Glitter Gala dinner and fashion show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, raising proceeds for its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.

Last year, the ESOL program served 1,480 students with 102 native languages, helping them develop a strong grasp of English language skills to increase their employment prospects and support their families. The program is offered free of charge.

Approximately 700 guests attended the event, raising over $300,000. They were treated with a dinner and fashion show featuring designed by students from the Art Institute of Seattle. (end)

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