Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Cure Summer Boredom with Help From Goodwill

Summer is finally here, which means that kids are out of school for an extended vacation. But without the structure of the school day, your children may become easily bored and restless. If you’re tired of hearing the phrase, “I’m bored!” from your children this summer, head to your nearest Goodwill store for fun and affordable ways to cure to your kids’ summer blues. Here are some of our favorite ideas to beat summer boredom with items you can find at Goodwill.

Stock up on books

Books are a great way to keep your children entertained at the beach, pool, or on long road trips. Shop at Goodwill for books for your whole family, from comic books to assigned summer reading for students at incredibly low prices. Hardback books start at only $1 and paperbacks start at just $.50. Reading will not only prevent your kids from becoming bored, but it will also help them prepare for the upcoming school year. Best of all, with an ever-changing inventory, you can always find something interesting to read at one of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s retail stores.

Create a summer craft

Summer is a perfect time to get creative, and Goodwill is the place to find the supplies you need for summer arts and craft projects. For a kid-friendly craft, paint mason jars found at Goodwill to repurpose them into flower vases or pencil holders. Or, transform a plain mirror from Goodwill into stylish decor for your child’s room by gluing silk flowers to the mirror’s edges. Goodwill also has a variety of frames in all shapes and sizes to display your child’s artwork in your home.

Find video games, movies, and more!

Keep your children entertained on rainy days with help from Goodwill! Ohio Valley Goodwill has an array of video games, DVDs, CDs, and collectible vinyl records at some of the best prices around. Our display shelves are updated every day with fresh donations to provide shoppers with a new selection of entertainment options each time they visit one of our stores.

Beat summer boredom while supporting a worthy cause by shopping at Goodwill! Your purchases help Goodwill provide life-changing job training programs and employment services to individuals with disabilities and others facing barriers to employment. Find your nearest Goodwill retail store location and check out our monthly sale calendars.