BACK TO SCHOOL WITH GOODWILL STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Find bargains and back-to-school organization tips
SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 6, 2014) – For the next two weekends, Goodwill will be San Antonio’s headquarters for back-to-school shopping and organization tips from its local bloggers. Goodwill will be offering ways to save both time and money in the hectic time before school bells ring.
It kicks off with Tax Free Weekend starting on Friday, Aug. 8 and running through Sunday, Aug. 10. No sales tax is charged on most clothes and school supplies. For more information, go to www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/.
The following Saturday, Aug. 16, the Goodwill store on Bulverde Road at Loop 1604 will host a Back-to-School Workshop, featuring bloggers and organization professionals to help teachers, students and parents get ready for the school year. Featured demonstrations include:
Helene Segura: Get it Together Now for an Easier School Year – Professional organizer Helene Segura of LivingOrder® San Antonio will have tips for students, parents and even teachers. Learn how to get organized now and take some of the frustration and anxiety out of going back to school. Helene also is a Goodwill blogger, and you’ll find her at www.livingordersa.com/blog.
Pamela Lutrell: Fashion and Style Don’t Have to Break the Bank – Pamela Lutrell has a gift for not only for finding bargains but helping women look within to find their own head-turning personal style. Pamela’s blog is Over 50 Feeling 40 (www.over50feeling40.com), and she also is one of Goodwill’s bloggers.
Miss Nikki the Literature Lady and her canine companion Readmore Books: When it’s time for a story, Miss Nikki and Readmore are a favorite at Goodwill events. Nikki Young has years of experience working with children of all ages. She and Readmore Books draw their audiences into the story and make it fun for young and old. More information on Miss Nikki is available on her website, www.nikkiyoung.biz/The-Literature-Lady.php.
Activities will run from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free to all the events.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment, training, educational opportunities and related services to more than 50,000 individuals each year. In addition to operating 18 retail stores, more than 25 donation stations and 10 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Laredo and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates 3 Good Careers Academies and handles 17 contracts for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.