Denim Drive at Regency Square Doubles Last Year’s Totals

    Congrats to the 2017 Denim Drive winners: Back Row (L to R) Steve Bonniville, General Manager Regency Square; Dr. Nicholas Barlett, Principal Brookland Middle School; Terry Larkin, Associate Principal Echo Lake Elementary School; Leigh Dunavant, Principal Mills Godwin High School; Karin Castillo-Rose, Principal Henrico High School; Andrew Mey, Principal Douglas Freeman High School; Russ Rainer, Donor Development Coordinator, Goodwill; Troy Holland CIS Site Coordinator, John Rolfe Middle School Front Row (L to R) Mandi Mulholland, Principal Springfield Park Elementary School; Will Brizendine, Associate Principal Pinchbeck Elementary School; Ann Greene, Principal Tuckahoe Middle School; Dr. Michael Jackson, Principal John Rolfe Middle School


    Goodwill of Central Virginia and Regency Square partnered for the second annual Denim Drive benefiting Henrico County Public Schools.

    Henrico County schools competed within their elementary, middle and high school divisions as they vied for a piece of over $7,000 in prize money.  Students were not the only ones contributing to the drive. Various PTAs, clubs, and community groups donated items to help their favorite school win.

    All denim items counted toward the grand total including jeans, shorts, skirts, shirts and jackets. Each piece counted as one point and the top three schools with the most points in each division came away with money for their school.

    Sixty percent of Henrico County’s schools participated in the program up from 55 percent last year. Goodwill volunteers and staff collected the items at Regency Square over the course of two weekends of April. Schools conducted invidual drives on campus and encouraged friends and family to donate on-site at Regency to support their efforts.

    Over 6,500 denim items were donated, more than doubling last year’s total. At an awards presentation, the following schools were recognized for contributing the most denim.

    Elementary Schools:

    1st Place: Echo Lake Elementary School
    2nd Place: Springfield Park Elementary School
    3rd Place: Raymond B. Pinchbeck Elementary School

    Middle Schools:

    1st Place: Tuckahoe Middle School
    2nd Place: John Rolfe Middle School
    3rd: Place: Brookland Middle School

    High Schools:

    1st Place: Mills E. Godwin High School
    2nd Place: Henrico High School
    3rd Place: Douglas S. Freeman High School