"I've been through a few break ups in my life, but this was the first that I've been excited about!" Seattle Sounders FC alum Roger Levesque said. Happy about a breakup?! Levesque wasn't the only one. Celebrities from Macklemore, Seahawks players, restauranteur Linda Derschang and even our Seattle Mayor were excited to call it quits for a cause.BreakUp4Good is Seattle Goodwill's clever way to celebrate Earth Day, a campaign that launches April 13th.Goodwill reached out to over 60 famous local individuals and organizations; from musicians, CEOs, athletes and community leaders, requesting they "break up" with a beloved outfit and publicly donate it to Goodwill - and keep it from the landfill.Seattle Goodwill has helped the community keep over 40 million pounds of material waste out of landfills. This campaign was created to continue celebrating, creating awareness and assisting funding their free job training education, which helped over 9,200 people last year.Katherine Boury, Goodwill's Communication Manager, says their famous partners were excited to inspire others to donate."When I hear of the good [Goodwill] does for not just the community, but for their employees, I can't help but want to lend a helping hand," said KOMO News anchor Kelly Koopmans. "I donated a blouse and skirt that I hope someone else can use for an interview or for a day at work."Retired Sounders Marcus Hahnemann and Levesque donated authentic Sounders FC uniforms,. "In all honesty didn't fit quite as well as they use to!" Leveqzue joked. "The Breakup4Good campaign gave us a chance to put our retired uniforms to good use and support a great cause. Through our donations we hope to inspire others to do the same.""There were so many amazing donations!" said Boury. Some special ones were:
- Macklemore signed and donated his jean vest from the Thrift Shop video. This was special because he had filmed part of the video at Seattle Goodwill's outlet.
- Artist Wanz also donated his suit, signed, that he wore in the music video.
- Coach Lenny Wilkens of the Seattle SuperSonics donated one of his warm-up suits that he coached the team in.
- Thierry Rautureau, Chef in the Hat, donated two chef coats from his iconic Seattle Rovers.
- The Seattle Opera, Teatro ZinZanni and Pacific Northwest Ballet all donated costumes.