Goodwill San Antonio Invites Community To Shop Smart And Make A Difference On National Thrift Shop Day August 17
Thrift shopping proves easy on the budget, better for the environment, and supports agency's mission to transforms lives through the power of work.
(SAN ANTONIO – Aug. 8, 2018)
Just in time for back to school, Goodwill San Antonio is calling all bargain seekers, treasure hunters, upcyclers and those seeking to make a difference in the community to shop its stores on August 17 in recognition of National Thrift Shop Day.
National Thrift Shop Day celebrates the excitement associated with finding affordable, one-of-a-kind items while also reducing waste. And although saving money and recycling is en vogue no matter one’s income level, shopping thrift becomes even more chic when purchases help make a charitable impact on neighbors who are experiencing challenges.
From antiques and vintage finds, to electronics and affordable furniture, shoppers at Goodwill do more than simply score great deals on gently-used clothing and household items. Each purchase helps fund meaningful education and training programs for people with disabilities, veterans and military families, those who are unemployed or underemployed, at-risk youth and many others facing barriers to employment.
“In 2017, Goodwill San Antonio placed more than 2,900 people facing significant life barriers into competitive employment, and provided skills training leading to certifications in high demand jobs for more than 550 clients. This success would not be possible without the support of our generous donors and shoppers,” stated Steven Hussain, chief mission services officer for Goodwill San Antonio. “Every purchase, whether made in-store or online, helps provide needed career development services to help people gain employment so they can lead successful, independent lives.”
Part of the fun associated with shopping thrift is never knowing what you will find. With new merchandise being added every hour, Goodwill’s 23 stores are retail destinations stocked with new and gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, books, toys and furniture. Goodwill also offers more treasures and trinkets online at www.goodwillsa.org/shop/shop-online with local pickup available for customers in the greater San Antonio area.
In addition to already low prices, Goodwill offers discounts on top of everyday value pricing. Each week, a select group of items tagged with a certain color are offered at 50 percent off. Seniors 55 years of age and older receive 10 percent off on Wednesdays while veterans and active duty military service members receive 10 percent off every day. In recognition of their loved ones service and sacrifice, Gold Star Families receive 15 percent off every day at any Goodwill San Antonio location.
This National Thrift Shop Day, smart shoppers can look great, save big and help others by finding the fashion that fits their unique style at Goodwill San Antonio. #BringGoodHome, #NationalThriftShopDay
For information on how store purchases help strengthen the San Antonio community, and to find the nearest Goodwill store to visit on National Thrift Shop Day, call (210) 924-8581 or visit www.goodwillsa.org/shop/store-finder.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop at or donate to Goodwill, your purchases and donations help fund education, training and career services to empower people with life barriers to find jobs and secure their future. Together, with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment and related services to people each year in South Central Texas. In addition to operating retail stores, donation stations and Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and the surrounding areas, Goodwill operates Good Careers Academies and manages contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.