Hooters Girls have really big hearts, which is why they are collecting all of their used and torn pantyhose and donating them to help clean up the Gulf Oil Spill. Their “Project Pantyhose” has a goal of collecting more than 100,000 pairs of pantyhose, which will then be donated to Matter of Trust and Indigo Oceanic, who will use them to make booms to collect oil. The project is expected to create 15 miles worth of booms and has the potential to soak up 1 million gallons of oil over the lifetime of the Hooter’s booms. We think the company should change their motto to “Give a hoot, don’t pollute“!
As part of the uniform of a Hooters waitress, the girls are required to don industrial-strength pantyhose (you can buy them here), which helps them achieve a more uniform look, not to mention it’s probably part of some health code. All 380 domestic Hooters restaurants are participating in the initiative and asking employees to donate their used or torn pantyhose for 4 weeks. Their goal is to collect 100,000 pairs of pantyhose, which will then be filled with hair, fur, feathers, and other materials to create booms. Matter of Trust is making the booms to be deployed in the gulf.
Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing, Hooters of America said about the initiative, “Who would have thought our Hooters Girls’ pantyhose would have a use other than making the girls’ legs look great . . . The Hooters Girls friendly service has just become environmental friendly as well.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.