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‘Gossip Girl’ and Film Biz Recycling Share Wardrobe with Local Charities


Clothes donated by "Gossip Girl" were provided to several local charities.

March 1, 2013 - Film Biz Recycling, a not-for-profit organization that diverts film and television set materials to local charities, recently re-distributed wardrobe items from the New York City production of Warner Bros.’ hit show “Gossip Girl” to three charities in the local area.

Warner Bros. has been contributing to the communities where it works and films since 1995 through its material donation program “Encore!” Through this program, valuable, lightly used goods are donated to local schools and nonprofit partners for reuse.

Film Biz Recycling transported the wardrobe items to Career Gear, Bottomless Closet and Goodwill Industries, all renowned organizations that operate public and private centers offering employment, job training and other community-based programs for those facing challenges to finding employment.

“We take in donations left over from the entertainment industry in New York City, and we turn them into opportunity,” and Eva Radke, founder and president of Film Biz Recycling, explained. “We live for redistribution. Giving things away is the number-one favorite thing that we do here. We see what kind of impact it has, and it’s huge.”

“I want to thank Warner Bros. and ‘Gossip Girl’ from the bottom of my heart for bestowing this gift to us, this donation of their wardrobe,” said Radke. “It allows us to do what we want to do most, which is give it away, and make sure that the populations who need it the most can have it.”

Click here to watch a video about where the “Gossip Girl” clothes ended up. 
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