Christmas Tips from Zena

In honor of the holidays quickly approaching and our love of all things festive, we’ve brought in Zena, our Low-Cost Costume Maven 2009, to give us some tips on holiday shopping at Goodwill. In our interview below, Zena gives us her thoughts on the best holiday buys at Goodwill, how to decorate your tree for the biggest WOW factor, and what it’s really like working in Goodwill’s Harrison NJ store (at 400 Supor Blvd) come the holiday rush. Enjoy!

Our Low-Cost Costume Maven shows off her own Goodwill tree - and tips for decorating your own.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

from all of us at GoodwillNyNj!

We are thankful for all your support – and for everything you do to help your communities.

(And don’t forget – tomorrow is the start of our big 25% off everything sale store-wide – just in case you want to get a little more do good-ing in before the end of the year!)

25% off *Everything* this Weekend!

Attention all holiday shoppers!:

This weekend ALL GOODWILL LOCATIONS in New York and Northern New Jersey are celebrating the holidays with a 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE from 9am Friday, November 27, 2009 until 8pm Sunday, November 29, 2009. And listen up, crafters: 50% off all textiles between 6pm and 9pm.

How’s that for some holiday Goodwill? 25% off things like:

Yes, all designer suits are 25% - which makes you 75% richer when you wear them, right? Of course, right!


The holidays are the perfect time to start a rock band - especially when everything you need, from guitar to gold pants, is 25% off.

So yes, enjoy your stuffing and your yams – and know that some incredible deals are just around the corner in your neighborhood Goodwill.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mid-Week Mini-Break, iv

Just one more day until the holiday weekend begins! Some of your have already boarded your planes, trains and automobiles, but even if you’re having your turkey at home, you too can enjoy a little Thanksgiving travel with our weekly world wide web round-up…

…Blog Posts We Really Like This Week:

Over at, Goodwill Hunting's writer finds not only a Super Nintendo, but an unmarked mystery game as well. Click more below to read how the drama unfolds...

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Help Make a Difference!

If you are on Facebook, help us make a difference in our community and vote for Long Island Works Coalition, Inc, a division of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. It’ll only take a minute & will make you feel all warm inside right in time for the holidays. What have you got to lose?

Just CLICK HERE and follow the instructions to spread a little Goodwill this holiday season.

Thank you!

A Weekend in Washington Heights

Happy Friday! Since we’ve spent the past few weeks telling you more about Goodwill’s Washington Heights store, we thought why not go whole hog here and give you a full day’s plan for visiting the uptown area? We do love ourselves a neighborhood daytrip!

Visiting Goodwill's new & beautiful Washington Heights store is the perfect excuse to explore Washington Heights' historical spots and incredible eats.

Come Saturday and Sunday, head up on to 181st Street store – and check out these amazing neighborhood sights while you’re up there! There’s more to the Heights than just award-winning musicals, you know…

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Mid-Week Mini-Break, iii

Wednesday means it’s time for a whirlwind trip around the World Wide Web. Are your virtual bags packed? Delightful! Because we’re about to take off…

…for our Wednesday feature, Blog Posts We Really Like This Week:

Here's a one-of-a-kind French find posted to XO Fashion by DC Goodwill Fashionista - and you even can bid on the outfit HERE!

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