What’s good this winter? According to our correspondent Lauren, the answer is anything cozy – especially accessories, especially from her local Goodwill. Last week, a lush grey scarf caught her eye; this week, it’s all about the handbag. Take a look and enjoy the continuation of cozy with this week’s Goodwill Gem: The Warm Wool Tuckaway Tote.
Who says your accessories can’t be as comfy as your clothes? We’ve established that sweater weather is definitely upon us – as is fleece weather, legwarmer weather, earmuff weather, etc. It is really starting to feel like winter here in the Greater New York and Northern New Jersey area, which means everyone is layering up in the softest, warmest, comfiest pieces they can find.
While we were posting on Goodwill’s Sandy Relief efforts, another great cause was being attended to: this past November’s Goodwill Suits Vets.
On Veterans Day weekend, to honor and to thank all U.S. veterans for their service to our country, Goodwill NY-NJ provided free professional, work and retirement clothing worth over $20,300 to more than 400 vets who went to any of our 40 area Goodwill stores. From Saturday to Monday, November 10-12, staff from our Goodwill stores helped a steady stream of vets who came with their buddies or family.
Goodbye turkey, hello sales! This weekend, we’re giving you 10 more reasons to keep saying thanks. From Long Island to Brooklyn, from the UWS to the Bronx, we’ve got 9 Window Sales and a Special NJ Event to make your weekend glow with great feelings and finds. Take a look:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30:
The 23rd Street Goodwill 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 enter the store. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, they may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Goodwill 23rd Street Store at 220 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 (212-447-7270).
The 79th Street Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 10 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrived. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, customers may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Goodwill 79th Street Store at 217 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (212-874-5050).
The Fifth Avenue Harlem Goodwill Window Sale: The sale starts at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-serve. Each customer is given a number in the order they arrive. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchases are made, they may rejoin the line to make additional selections. You’ll find the Goodwill Harlem Store at 2196 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 (212-862-0020).
The Brooklyn Livingston Street Goodwill 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 enter the store. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, they may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the Goodwill Livingston Street Store at 258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718-923-9037).
The Steinway Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 9 a.m. The store admits all the customers at the same time, who are taken in numerical order. Purchases are limited to two window items per person. Once their window transaction is complete, the customers can shop the store. You’ll find the Goodwill Steinway Store at 32-36 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103 (718-932-0418).
The Bronx Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 7:45 a.m., and the sale begins 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 Goodwill Bronx Store at 361 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (718-292-1083).
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1:
The East Northport Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 8:30. The store admits two customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two window items per person. At 9:30, 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 Goodwill East Northport Store at 1900 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731 (631-462-4219).
The Bellmore Goodwill Showcase Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 8:45 a.m., and the doors open at 9. The store admits two customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two showcase items per person. To keep the sale moving, customers are asked to make their selections quickly without examining each individual showcase item. Once they have made their choice, they are free to shop the rest of the store. At 9:30, the store opens to the general public. You’ll find the Goodwill Bellmore Store at 2736 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710 (516-409-5951).
The Elmsford Goodwill 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 arrived. They may select as many window items as they want. When all the ticketed customers are done, usually around 10 a.m., any remaining window items are sold in the regular way. You’ll find the Goodwill Elmsford Store at 380 North Sawmill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523 (914-347-4376).
Plus, in all our Northern New Jersey stores, enjoy 25% off storewide this Friday, November 30th. We have locations in Bergenfield, East Brunswick, Fairfield, Harrison, Jersey City, Paramus, Pequannock, Rockaway and Springfield full of great items! To find the Goodwill nearest you, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/shop/goodwill-store-locations/all.
Join us at our Chelsea Store at 6pm Thursday, December 6th for a shot at two $50 gift cards and two outstanding outfits. For more information about how to sign up to participate in the Scavenger Hunt, the Best Dressed Thrifter contest or the Recreate the Runway Style challenge, email us at email@example.com.
In the meantime, let’s make the most of today and celebrate #GivingTuesday– a day to give back & support the organizations that matter most to you. We’d love to hear how you gave back this year, whether you donated to Goodwill to create job opportunities or headed out to the Rockaways to clear away Sandy debris. Please post your stories in the comments below, on this Facebook thread or to @GoodwillNyNj on Twitter.
We’d love to hear how you give – and we’re grateful to have you include us on your list. Happy GivingTuesday, thrifters!
Welcome back from Thanksgiving! While the holiday may be over, the goodwill behind it is going strong. Many of our staff have jumped in to help out with Sandy Relief efforts this past month, pitching in with boots on the ground to help rebuild our communities.
After all, rebuilding communities is at the core of what Goodwill is about. Our programs (funded by the sales in our stores) aim to help people affected by disability, disease or disaster get back into the economic mainstream.
Whether it be a combat injury, a disability from birth, or a natural disaster that makes financial stability tough, we are here to help. In fact, just last month Bronx Back to Work (BTW) staff volunteered at an Occupy Sandy Relief distribution center unloading a truck full of donations for Sandy Victims.
Happy Thanksgiving Week! To celebrate the holidays, we’re giving our employees Wednesday night and Thursday day to share with their families. To celebrate you, our great supporters, however, we’re throwing a Fantastic Black Friday Sale this week!
Come take 25% off all Christmas items all day long and 50% off all apparel from 3 p.m. to closing.
Our Thanksgiving Holidays Hours are:
Wednesday, November 21 – Goodwill stores close at 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 22 – Goodwill stores are closed all day
Friday, November 23 – Goodwill stores are open latefrom 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Whether you’re hunting a hostess gift, a special treat for yourself or a white elephant present that’ll have friends laughing for days, we’ve got what you’re looking for. For store locations and contact information, visit: http://www.goodwillnynj.org/shop/goodwill-store-locations. And don’t forget to ask about our gift cards for your thrift shopping friends and our rewards cards for yourselves!
Whether you’re traveling or staying home with friends and family, we wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!
When it gets cold, get cozy! It’s getting chillier outside, and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. If you’ve lost property to Sandy and could use some good ol’-fashioned warm and cozy care, don’t forgetto take advantage of our $50 shopping credits for those affected by the storm ($50 for each family member) good for any item you might need at any Goodwill store in the region. Even if you haven’t lost a thing to Sandy, you’ll want to start bundling up this holiday week. Our Lauren had just that in mind, which led her to this week’s Goodwill Gem: the Oh So Cozy Scarf.
It’s November, which means it’s time to pack on the layers, and this soft gray scarf is the perfect accessory to keep you warm and toasty even on the chilliest on days. When the wind is whipping, a warm and woolly scarf like this one – which really feels just like your favorite old worn-in sweater, not at all itchy or irritating – will keep ensure you’ve covered nearly every speck of skin and keep out that icy breeze. Best of all, the lovely gray color and traditional cable knit pattern will never go out of style, so you can enjoy wearing this item for many winters to come.
The holidays will be here before you know it – so we’re here to help make sure you’ve got a head-start. Goodwill’s New Jersey stores are celebrating Black Friday a week early with an extra sale today, Friday, November 16th. Today only, take 25% off everything in any of our 9 Northern New Jersey stores!
Come to Goodwill on Friday, November 16, and enjoy 25% off storewide at all of our New Jersey stores – Bergenfield, East Brunswick, Fairfield, Harrison, Jersey City, Paramus, Pequannock, Rockaway and Springfield.
For the full post and info on how you, too, can get involved in donation organization and Sandy Relief at The Church of St.Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn, check out Where the Goodwill Goes by clicking HERE.
It’s about time for a dose of sunshine. In the grays of winter, and in the weeks following the storm, it’s important we keep our spirits up. While it won’t save the world, a big burst of cheerful color certainly can’t hurt.
Our Lauren hit the Goodwill circuit with one thought in mind: SUN. She certainly found her ray of light – and so can you. Don’t forget we’re still offering $50 shopping credits to those affected by the storm ($50 for each family member) good for any item, including durable, sturdy, useful finds like this week’s Goodwill Gem: the Super Sunny Fit-All Tote.
OhWinter. All blacks and whites and browns and grays. Practical, to be sure, but all that neutral winter wear gets boring. Here on the East coast, it’s only just beginning. We won’t see springtime temps and sunshine until March – and that’s a long, long time to be, meh, neutral.