Earth Day is coming up, and you can do your bit for the environment by shopping and donating at Goodwill. Your support, donations and purchases has enabled us to keep more than 60 million pounds of usable clothing and household goods out of landfills in 2011.
Keep up the good green work and shop Goodwill in honor of our planet. There’s a ton of window sales this Friday to help you fill your weekend with give-back goodness… and of course, donations are welcome at all of our stores and donation centers during open hours:
FRIDAY, APRIL 20:
- The Goodwill Bronx 149th Street Store Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 7:45 a.m., and the doors open at 8. The store admits two customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two window items per person. At 9, the store opens to everyone unless there are still ticket-holders on line. Once they’ve made their purchases, any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs. You’ll find the Bronx Goodwill Store at 361 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (phone 718-292-1083).
- The Goodwill Greenwich Village Store Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive starting at 8:50. Two customers come in at a time, and may choose two items each to purchase. If they want more, they must go to the back of the line and get another ticket. The doors open for everyone after all of the window sale customers are done, usually 10-10:15. You’ll find the Greenwich Village Goodwill Store at 44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 (phone 212-477-7024).
- The Goodwill 79th Street Goodwill Store Window Sale: The window sales take place every Friday beginning at 10 a.m. and are first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrived. They may pick two or three window items to buy (depending on the size of the crowd). When the purchase is made, customers may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the 79th Street Goodwill Store at 217 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (phone 212-874-5050).
- The Goodwill Wappingers Falls Store Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive. They may select as many window items as they want. When all the ticketed customers are done, any remaining window items are sold in the regular way. You’ll find the Wappingers Falls Goodwill Store at 1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (phone 845-298-0311).
Just in case you’re not in the know yet, a Goodwill Window Sale is when the best items in the store (which have been displayed in the window for days if not weeks) go on sale. There are often designer items and high-priced toys in the mix. We’ve seen everything from red lacquered Chinese lions to a Ferragamo heels to pristine electric guitars. Crowds form early, so try to get to the store well before doors open.
To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/findgoodwill.aspx. And if you haven’t donated to Goodwill recently, now would be a great time. The more donations we get, the more for everyone to buy, and the more funding for our programs and services to keep changing lives. Happy Weekend Window Sales!