It seems like students were just counting down to summer break but believe it or not, it’s time to start shopping for Back-to-School fashions! Parents, before you run in horror, hide your car keys and tear up your checkbooks, you should know that the back-to-school shopping season doesn’t have to be stressful or wallet draining. In fact, it can be a fun time to help your kids learn something new, have an impact in our community and save money…all by choosing to shop at Goodwill!
Instead of making a mad dash for the mall, you and your kids can find everything from clothes and school supplies to bikes, electronics and sports equipment at their local Goodwill store. Not only can you save by shopping Goodwill with our low everyday prices and ever-changing selection of the trendiest looks, back-to-school shopping at Goodwill can be a learning experience for you and your kids. Did you know that at Ohio Valley Goodwill, we help to recycle more than 49,000,000 pounds of donated items every year- diverting it from area landfills? It’s true! Knowing about Goodwill’s century-long commitment to environmental preservation can be a great opportunity for you and your kids to talk about practicing living “green” by re-using and renewing this school year.
Students can have an impact in the community during the back-to-school season in two ways. First, they can make room in their closets, bedrooms and backpacks and donate gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill. These donations in turn help to fund the organization’s job training and placement programs. Second, by opting to purchase reused items for school, they are making the conscious decision to renew and recycle responsibly- a good lesson in this day and age.
With families now spending more than ever on back-to-school shopping, it can certainly help to have a place like Goodwill to get the latest fashions at the best prices in town.
With thousands of school kids in Greater Cincinnati getting ready to say goodbye to summer, it’s time for all of us to resolve to stop letting the back-to-school season stress us out, and instead see it as an opportunity to learn something new and do some good.
This back-to-school season, Shop and Save at Goodwill! Learn something new this Back-to-School shopping season at your local Goodwill! For a complete list of all 17 Goodwill store locations, visit www.goodwillbargains.com.