Save on Back to School Shopping with Goodwill

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How is it time for Back to School already? I know some of your kids already went back but mine won’t start until after Labor Day. Can I just say that I feel like a major procrastinator, because I am totally not ready? Well, I am done with the supply shopping, but I haven’t bought the kids very many clothes or shoes yet. I am planning a big trip to Goodwill very soon to get all of our Back to School shopping finished. I like to shop there because I get them name brand clothes at a great price and it helps the community at the same time. I am pretty picky and can find some really nice, gently used clothes and shoes that last them quite a while.

This Back-to-School season will cost parents hundreds of dollars. The Nation Retail Federation says this year the average family with school-aged children will spend about $674.00 on back to school clothing and supplies. That is 10% more than last year. College aged students expect to shell out nearly $900.00.


Take a quick look at Goodwill clothes prices for kids/youth compared to typical department store prices. This year parents can get an “A+” in shopping.

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Goodwill also has new and donated school supplies such as backpacks and books, dorm room finds and electronics. When shopping in any of the 51 Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette stores – revenue directly goes to support local persons in need of free job services or job training in NW and Central OR and SW WA. Last year alone, more than 530,000 services were provided to people with barriers to employment. Persons, for example, who might have educational or language difficulties, physical disability, and broken work histories. Save money, get kids the stuff they want, be good to the planet and lend a hand to your neighbors in need. That’s a great start to a good school year!

When you shop at Goodwill, you are helping support Goodwill’s mission of providing vocational opportunities to people with barriers to employment by giving them free career training and development, English classes and help getting citizenship, and also helping them find job opportunities and much more. You can find more information about Goodwill and their Job Connection page, on the Goodwill Facebook Page and on Twitter.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this post. All opinions stated are my own.

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