2 Billion & 2.4 Million: What Your Donation Can Do

This just in: The Donate Movement by Goodwill has kept 2 BILLION pounds out of landfills & helped put 2.4 MILLION people back to work!

Your donations stock our stores - our store sales fund our programs - our programs prepare people to secure jobs - 2.4 MILLION jobs, to be exact. Thank you for making this possible!

Curious how? Check out our programs and services blog Where the Goodwill Goes at http://nynjgoodwill.wordpress.com

Just wanna pitch in and do your part? Donate your no-longer-neededs to any of our store locations.

Thank you for your support, Goodwill fans!


Goodwill Gems: The Technicolor Belt

The start of fall is the perfect time to reassess the state of your wardrobe – and our Lauren Haslett is doing just that. This week she scouts around her local Goodwill for something to bring a little pep into her closet – a certain peppy preppy something to rev up her look for the fall. Take a look at this week’s Goodwill Gem: the technicolor belt.

This brilliantly colored belt (the same shade as raspberries!) makes a great transitional for the weeks between the summer heat and chillier fall weather.

With summer drawing to a close, it’s about time to pack away a few things you won’t wear through the rest of the year and to pull out your light sweaters and layers. But you don’t have to rely 100% on last year’s picks.

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Back to School, But First… to Goodwill!

Back to School! Are you set? This Eight West video features our friends at the Goodwill in Michigan, but the finds they show off could come from any Goodwill store.

School supplies, backpacks, like-new clothes perfect for school – before you shop major retail for these items, check your local Goodwill. You could easily find the same thing for much, much less. Click right here or on the photo below to see the full video segment.

You'd be amazed at the basic back-to-school basics you can find at your local Goodwill - many of our stores have folders, pencils, notebooks that have never been used. Get smart even before school starts and check out your local Goodwill.

Enjoy the weekend, New York and New Jersey, and stay safe.

Goodwill Essentials: The Blazer

Hear that? It’s the sweet sound of Fall Fashion. This week, our Emme gives in to the siren song of cooler breezes and colored leaves and sets her sights on a Goodwill Essential perfect for autumn (and tailor-made to guarantee a low cost per wear this season): the blazer.

Just a sampling of the whole rack of blazers at Goodwill!

Summer’s making its exit, but that’s no reason style has to do the same. The blazer is one of my favorite no-fail go-to’s when the weather cools down – so thank goodness that Goodwill is full of fantastic options to choose from!

Why is it essential?
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Goodwill Gems: The High-Heeled Mini-Bootie

Back to school, back to work – Fall’s beautiful, but busy! It’s still gorgeous enough to walk (or run?) wherever you’re headed – but your shoes better be up to the task. Our Lauren Haslett returns to her local Goodwill looking for heels ready for both business and pleasure. Take a look at this week’s Goodwill Gem: the high-heeled mini-bootie.

Functional, fashionable and oh-so-easy to wear, these black booties are the perfect find for the fall season for a busy gal on the go.

It may still seem too early to be so into boots, but with cooler weather already here (at least intermittently), I can’t help but keep my eyes peeled for fall-appropriate footwear. And how could I pass up these fabulous black booties?

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Our Very 1st Attended Donation Center!

Our Attended Donation Center is officially open in Eastchester, NY!

Announcing our first Attended Donation Center at 19 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709!

Not only will the center (located at 19 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709) provide jobs, it will make donating to Goodwill easier than ever!

The center will be staffed 7 days a week from 9am-6pm with three Goodwill employees ready to accept donations of clothing, electronics, small furniture, books, records, CDs, DVDs, and other household items from the public. These items will be sold in Goodwill stores to help support Goodwill’s mission of finding jobs for individuals facing barriers to employment.

To calculate the positive impact of your Goodwill donations, use our donation impact calculator http://donate.goodwill.org/.

In case you’d like to shop along with donate, we’ve got four Goodwill stores in Westchester County: the New Rochelle Goodwill in the ShopRite Plaza at 8 Joyce Rd in New Rochelle; the Elmsford Goodwill at 380 North Saw Mill River Road in Elmsford; The Baldwin Place Goodwill in Somers Commons Center at 80 Route 6 in Baldwin Place; and the Croton-on-Hudson Goodwill at 440 South Riverside Avenue in Croton-on-Hudson. Find the nearest store to you at the Goodwill website.

Good(will) Sense: “Cost Per Wear” & Your Closet

Do you know what your clothing’s really worth? We’re not talking about the price – we’re talking about the “cost per wear.” A Good Look’s Emme Bonilla explains how a new calculation can really clear up your wardrobe:

Getting my money's worth at Goodwill!

Maybe some of you have heard about the cost per wear formula. If you haven’t, it goes a little like this:

Cost of item / number of times worn = cost per wear

What it boils down to is the more often you wear a shirt the more you are getting out of its value. And when you buy your clothes at Goodwill, you definitely optimize your style. Curious why? Keep reading…

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Fashion Blogs Galore!: The Thrifted

Last week we showed off some of our new fav blogs that we discovered in our comments here, on our Facebook and via Twitter. This week, we’ve got a new gem to add to the list: the young & promising fashion blog The Thrifted.

Just one of The Thrifted's great Goodwill finds - this blogger has her eye set on style & the results are just gorgeous!

The Thrifted recently took a tour of the Greenwich Village Boutique and made a slideshow all about it. If you haven’t been to our Boutique yet, beware: this video might make you hail a cab or hop a flight to 44 West 8th Street right this minute. Take a look, but don’t say we didn’t warn you: http://bit.ly/thriftedgv 

If you have a fashion thrift blog you’d like us and our fans, followers and readers to know about, come post your blog link below. We love seeing our fans in action!

Goodwill Gems: Shoes for All Seasons

Heading back to school – or just remembering the days? Either way, baby needs a new pair of shoes! This week’s Goodwill Gems has our Lauren Haslett skipping to Goodwill for a pair of kicks able to kick the end of summer up a notch, while still holding their own as the Fall chill sets in. This week’s Gem: high-heeled peep-toed leather clogs.

Cute and comfy, these soft brown leather clogs with a tall, chunky heel are the kind of shoes you’ll want to wear in all sorts of weather, all season long.

Are you ready to say farewell to summer? Well, me neither. But the time when we’re going to have to adjust to idea is drawing ever nearer. And to help ease your goodbye blues, I’ve found another fabulous Goodwill piece to get you through the sometimes difficult transition from beach weather and bikini-clad, makeup-free days to a more covered up, cold weather cool.

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Goodwill’s August Denim Extravaganza!

Whether you’re getting ready for back to school or just want to replenish your denim wardrobe, you’ll love Goodwill’s denim sale. We’re offering 25% off everything denim from Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 31!

For denim inspiration, shopping tips and style ideas, check out these recent A Good Look posts all about good jeans:

You can find each store’s hours by zip-code search on the “Find Goodwill” page. To find contact information for your local Goodwill by neighborhood, visit Guide to GoodwillNyNj. Also, don’t forget you can add to your savings with a Goodwill Rewards Card, offering a $10 discount after every $100 spent. Fill out a form at the store or online here. Enjoy the denim!