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Go Green this Halloween at Goodwill

Oct 11, 2011

Rochester, N.Y. (October 11, 2011) – Busy families can be earth friendly and find everything they need to create a unique costume this Halloween by shopping at Goodwill. All that’s needed to tap into this scary goodness is a little imagination.

By shopping at Goodwill this Halloween, customers are purchasing high-quality, affordable items that would otherwise end up in landfills. The nine local Goodwill retail stores along with the other nearly 2,600 Goodwill stores throughout the United States and Canada have items donated by 74 million donors. This vast inventory includes everything imaginable, from clothing in every color to apparel from different decades and accessories to transform an ordinary look into a fantastic costume.

“Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween is a simple step toward living a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Todd Pipitone, PR Manager at Goodwill of the Finger Lakes. “Reusing and repurposing items from Goodwill is a fun way to create a unique Halloween costume for affordably and at the same time have a positive impact on the environment.”

Shopping at Goodwill is not just good for the planet. It also benefits people throughout the Rochester area. Revenue derived from the sale of items at Goodwill supports training programs and employment opportunities for people with barriers to independence, including those who are blind or visually impaired.

“Together in 2010, all of the Goodwill organizations diverted more than 2 billion pounds of used goods from landfills,” said Pipitone. “So, if celebrating a green Halloween is for you this year, then look no further than the local Goodwill store to find what you need.”

Goodwill has a list of green Halloween costume ideas for the whole family online at: http://www.goodwillfingerlakes.com/Blog/tabid/81/ArticleID/22/Default.aspx

To find the nearest local Goodwill, check out our store locations and hours online.

Media Contact: Todd Pipitone, PR Manager