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Mid-Week Mini-Break ix

Happy (nearly) New Year’s Eve! We hope you enjoy our last World Wide Web Round-Up of 2010. Here, we scour the internet for the best Goodwill finds to share with you, to give you a better idea of what you too can find at your local Goodwill store.

This year has been full of amazing deals, from a party-perfect punch bowl to a Super Nintendo to $3 barely-used baby blue Steve Madden heels. What will this week bring, you wonder?

D16's Anna, well-versed in design, spotted this striking pottery piece at Goodwill. Of course she had to buy it - it was beautiful, one-of-a-kind, & (best part!) only $2.99. Good eye!

Door Sixteen: I haven’t been doing a lot of scavenging lately, but with a second home in the works, I’ve started keeping my eyes open a little wider again. Yesterday I found this pretty piece of pottery at the the Goodwill for $2.99! I love the rich, deep blue of the cross pattern and the all of the crazing in the glaze.

The Bronx’s Goodwill

Now that you have a home full of this year’s holiday presents, it’s the perfect time to donate the old to make room for the new. All of our Goodwill store locations accept donations – so find the store near you, make a donation, get a tax deduction, and do your part to help make your community brighter in 2010. Who knows – you may even find the perfect gift for next year’s celebrations, too!

Don’t know where your nearest Goodwill is? We’re here to help!: for Brooklyn, click here; for Manhattan, click here; for Queens, click here. And now, for the Bronx, just click below for The Guide to GoodwillNyNj, the Bronx – and then get yourself to your local Goodwill store!

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.!

Image courtesy of Zena, GoodwillNyNj's Low-Cost Costume Maven.

May 2010 bring you warmth, happiness, and ample goodwill!

Mid-Week Mini-Break viii

Happy Christmas Eve! In honor of Santa’s whirlwind sleigh rides every December 24th, we’re taking you on our own lightning speed trip of the country this holiday Thursday – our Mid-Week Mini-Break. Here we’ll show off the the best Goodwill finds on the World Wide Web, to give you a taste of what you’ll find at a Goodwill near you. Hope you enjoy…

…Blog Posts We Really Like This Week!:

Get Your Martha On spotted exactly what she'd spent hours in retail stores looking for - the perfect soup tureen - for $4.99 at her local Goodwill. A Christmas miracle? Nope, it's just your everyday Goodwill good luck!

Get Your Martha On: Yesterday, however, I braved the crowds at Goodwill for a little peek. And I spied a soup tureen from across a sea of used furniture. Yes! Finally! And only $4.99! Can I get another exclamation mark (and an amen), please?!?!?!

Sometimes your favorite find is something you'd never even think to look for. In the Purple House found this vintage children's encyclopedia set from 1947 - full of whimsical rhymes, art & songs, and just $5 for it all.

In the Purple House: I had to go to the Goodwill today, for some raw materials… While I was there, I spotted a big box on the floor. “Children’s encyclopedia $5.” My first thought was “where will I put them?” (I have a bit of a children’s book problem…er…collection.) My next thought was “who cares?…I need them.”

Feel lucky, friends of Ms. Bower - Katie did her Xmas shopping at Goodwill & found some incredible gifts, including this sparkling punch set for $9. So stunning - and so smart!

All Bower Power: Anyone else still shopping for Christmas presents?  …I was totally inspired to shop till I flopped by all the great finds at my local Goodwill store… This punch set comes complete with 12 mini glasses and a serving bowl.  And not only does the $9 price tag tug on my heart strings but the star design that adorns the sides of the slightly square sides really makes this find sparkle.  No entertainer would regift this one!

And don’t forget A Good Look’s online Guides to GoodwillNyNj to find a Goodwill near you! So far, we’ve posted guides to Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. If you live in the Bronx, Staten Island, or anywhere outside the city, we’ve got you covered, too: our official website lists all of GoodwillNyNj’s store locations throughout Greater New York and Northern New Jersey: just click here!

Happy Holidays – and happy holiday shopping!

Queens’ Goodwill

Are you looking for the perfect last-minute presents this holiday season? Searching for affordable fabric for homemade Christmas stockings? Or a ton of tree ornaments for an incredible bargain?

Whatever you’re looking for, your local Goodwill’s got it – and, if you’re in Queens, here’s exactly where to find us (and for Brooklyn: click here; Manhattan: click here). Just click below for The Guide to GoodwillNyNj, Queens:

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Hello, Rockaway!

On December 10, 2009 Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey opened its 38th store in Rockaway, New Jersey. Here’s our video peek at the new store, now open and ready for business!

Hope to see you there!

Brooklyn’s Goodwill

Looking for affordable, creative, one-of-a-kind style this holiday season? Or maybe it’s eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers you’re after? Or crafting materials and fabrics you can’t find anywhere else?

Well, with Goodwill, you’re in luck — and if you’re in Brooklyn, here’s where to find us. Just click below for The Guide to GoodwillNyNj, Brooklyn:

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Mid-Week Mini-Break vii

Faster than a speeding reindeer – that’s how fast time flies in the holiday season! Well, take a break from break-neck speed and enjoy our Mid-Week Mini-Break, an overview of the best Goodwill finds we’ve seen blogged about online – and a glimpse at the kind of wonders you’ll find at the Goodwill stores near you. So, without further ado…

…Blog Posts We Really Like This Week:

521 Lake Street went Goodwill hunting and found a ton of holiday decorations for $10 - including these adorable vintage ceramic Christmas lights!

521 Lake Street: Well, after seeing on numerous blogs the great finds people were getting at Goodwill I finally got time to go to two of them, and I really had fun! All of this was 10.00!

On New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes, blogger Michelle took a peek beyond a book's cover at her local Goodwill store to browse inscriptions, and ended up finding this adorable (and personalized) love book.

New England Through Yummy Mom’s Eyes: You all know I love Goodwill- great for craft projects, kitschy gifts, home decorating… the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite things to do while I am in there is to go through the books. You would not believe what you will find for books, things you would certainly never see in Barnes and Noble or Borders! But, aside from the great variety, I also love to open books up and look at inscriptions…

The Interview Outfit

Earlier this month, we gave out outfits to anyone in New York or Northern New Jersey who needed a fresh outfit to wear to a job interview. 569 people picked out stunning ensembles and were able to walk into their interviews knowing they looked great. Were you one of them? Douglas was.

Douglas made our day by writing us an email about his experience. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did:

Good Morning, this is Douglas. I am writing you today to inform you that I have been on two interviews since I received that beautiful suit from your goodwill store. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I also wanted to thank you for all the good that your company does around the U.S.A. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

If you have any stories to share about your interview or your Goodwill outfit, send them our way at goodwillnynj@gmail.com. And please, remember, it’s your support and donations that make events like this possible. When you give this holiday season, why not give a gift that gives back? Why not give some Goodwill?

Happy Holidays!