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Back to School on a Discount at Goodwill!

by Sarah Pavia

Shopping for Back to School time is filled with excitement for the upcoming year - what to wear, what supplies you need.  Who doesn't remember picking out their first-day-of-school outfit? 

Back to School time can also add up with all of the shopping lists and needs for everyone.  That's why at Goodwill, we have you covered with back to school thrift store shopping - bargain prices for a good cause. You know you're not only crossing things off the list but your dollars are going further in their support of our local nonprofit.  Plus, secondhand style is all the rage right now - there's nothing better than a personalized outfit you found at a secondhand store!  Upcycling and repurposing your looks to have that unique image is what shopping at a thrift store is all about.

So what type of items can you find at Goodwill?  Well, Back to School isn't just about the students!  Teacher style, including their outfits and their classroom decorating, is also part of this time of year.  And for daycare providers or homeschoolers, the best items for your at-home environment are also on your list.  Here are some examples of how Goodwill can help:


Student and Teacher Discount

Every Tuesday, with valid ID, students and educators receive 15% off their total purchase at Goodwill. Come on in and grab some great deals with this specialty discount!

Dollar Sundays

Every Sunday, our Goodwill stores (not including our Clearance Center) have items for only $1 with a select colored tag - announced each week.
This is a great time to stock up on any outfit needs, shoes, supplies, and more.

Trendiest Styles

Whether it's brand-names new with tag, or items that you can find currently in their original store too (check out that blue ombre dress - listed on the Target site now and just sighted at one of our stores this weekend!) - there are plenty of trends to be found.  We have sizes ranging from children's, to women's, and men's.  We have everyone covered!

Classroom and Daycare Needs

Activities and kits can often be found in our craft section - and don't forget our selection of gently used toys! 
Stock up on your daycare space, your children's area, and more with finds like these at prices you feel good about!

Goodwill for all your Back to School Needs

Each of our locations vary in terms of the donations we receive, but what you see here are standard examples of the selection you can find across them all.  There are also items called "New Goods" that are consistent store to store - these are unused items, marked at prices below our competitors.  Shopping for items at Goodwill, no matter donated or new, all goes toward funding our mission programs in the community. And speaking of educating, what a great lesson to spread - that your dollars and pennies not only can help you prepare for the new year, but they're funding programs like 211 LIFE/LINE, services for the blind and visually impaired, workforce development, and more. 

When finishing off your Back to School Shopping, consider Goodwill -
 not just for the style, but for your impact.