GoodwillNyNj’s Weekend Window Sales: June 28-29

While the sunshine might be hit-or-miss this weekend, our savings are a sure bet all the way. Here’s the GoodwillNyNj Window Sales forecast, predicting a weekend full of bright shiny deals straight ahead:

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28th:

  • 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 23rd Street Goodwill at 220 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 (212-447-7270).
  • The Brooklyn Livingston Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 a.m., first come-first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two items per customer; rejoin line for another chance. You’ll find the Goodwill Livingston Store at 258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718-923-9037).
  • The Astoria Steinway Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:15 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. to all customers, who are taken in numerical order. Purchases are limited to two window items per customer. Once their window transaction is complete, customers are free to shop the store. Offered every Friday. 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 at 7:45 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 8 a.m. The store admits two customers at a time, who may purchase two window items. At 9, the store opens to everyone unless there are still ticket-holders in line. Once they’re through, any remaining window merchandise is available to everyone. You’ll find the Bronx Store at 361 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (718-292-1083).

SATURDAY, JUNE 29th:

  • The West Harlem Fifth Avenue 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. Offered every Saturday. You’ll find the Goodwill West Harlem Store at 2196 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 (212-862-0020).
  • The Brooklyn Fulton Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 a.m., first come-first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two items per customer; rejoin line for another chance. You’ll find the Goodwill Fulton Store at 1100-1104 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718-789-0856).

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.

Also: please note that the Goodwill Colonie Store will close early Thursday (today) and remain closed Friday for repainting. It will reopen Saturday morning.

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/shop/goodwill-store-locations/all. Hope to see you soon, Goodwill fans!

The GoodwillNyNj Report: An Overview for You

Curious where the Goodwill goes? When you donate to Goodwill, your no-longer-neededs are sent to our Processing Center, where they’re sorted and shipped off to our stores. Once in our stores, your items are resold to other fantastic thrifters looking for unique, eco-friendly style finds.

You make great things happen every time you shop at or donate to Goodwill. Click here to see exactly what that means...
You make great things happen every time you shop at or donate to Goodwill. Click here to see exactly what that means…

The income from Goodwill Store sales funds our programs and services, helping ten of thousands of New Yorkers get job training and job placement services. The sales also fund our veterans programs, our Summer Camp, our rehabilitation programs, and more. For the full scoop on our programs and services, come visit our Programs/Services blog, “Where the Goodwill Goes” – http://nynjgoodwill.wordpress.com/

In 2012, Goodwill served 81,672 individuals in New York and Northern New Jersey.

■ Goodwill Industries’ mission is to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

■ Every 6 minutes of every day people access Goodwill opportunities to build careers and strong families.

■ Goodwill provides an array of programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse clientele, including job readiness and work skills development.

■ Goodwill creates training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in our business operations, including our Retail division and GoodTemps, our temporary staffing division.

■ Nationally, Goodwill is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities.

To learn more about Goodwill and our services visit us at http://www.goodwillnynj.org.

DONATE. SHOP. GIVE GOODWILL.

GoodwillNyNj’s Weekend Window Sales: June 21-23

Looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend! Here’s the GoodwillNyNj Window Sales forecast to help you plan it right:

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21st:

  • The Massapequa Goodwill Window 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 window items per person. To keep the sale moving, customers are asked to make their selections quickly without examining each individual window 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 Massapequa Goodwill at 814 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, NY 11758 (516-795-0237).

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd:

  • The Goodwill Village Boutique Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:50 a.m., first come first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two customers are admitted at a time, who may select two items each. If they want more, they must go to the back of the line and get another ticket. Store opens to the general public when the window sale is over, usually 10-10:15. You’ll find the Goodwill Village Boutique at 44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212-477-7024).
  • The East Harlem Third Avenue Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:15 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The store admits three customers at a time, who may purchase two window items. At 9:30, the store opens to everyone and any remaining window merchandise is available to all. You’ll find the Goodwill East Harlem Store at 2231 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035 (212-410-0973).
  • The East Northport Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:15 a.m., first come-first serve. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Two customers are admitted at a time, who may select two items each. Store opens at 9:30 unless there are still ticket-holders in line. Once they are done, window merchandise is available to everyone. You’ll find the East Northport Goodwill at 1900 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731 (631-462-4219).
  • The Springfield Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis as window sale customers enter the store at 9:30 a.m. Each customer may pick up to four window items to buy. The store opens to regular customers at 10 a.m. You’ll find the Springfield Goodwill at 126 Route 22 West, Springfield, NJ 07081 (973-912-0156).
  • The Wappingers Falls Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 8 a.m., and is first come-first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive. The store admits two customers at a time, who may purchase three window items. When all the ticketed purchasers are done, the merchandise is available to other customers after the store opens at 9. You’ll find the Wappingers Falls Goodwill at 1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845-298-0311).

SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd:

  • The Bellmore Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:45 a.m., first come first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two customers are admitted at a time, who may select two items each. Store opens to the general public at 9:30. You’ll find the Bellmore Goodwill at 2736 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710 (516-409-5951).

And don’t forget – as of TODAY, June 20th – the Goodwill Uptown Boutique is officially open! For all the info on the newest place to get designer finds for less, check out our recent post:
Introducing GoodwillNyNj’s Uptown Manhattan Boutique.”

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/shop/goodwill-store-locations/all. Hope to see you soon, Goodwill fans!

P.S. 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.

Goodwill Gems: Walk-Anywhere Wedges

The weather is gorgeous (sparing the random summer rainstorm, of course) and when the sun’s out, there’s nothing like a long summer walk to appreciate the season. In honor of this beautiful June, our Lauren strolled down to local Goodwill for the perfect compliment to summer sunshine, this week’s Goodwill Gem: Walk-Anywhere Wedges.

A funky mix of materials and neutral colors makes these wedge sandals a seriously sexy, stylish and bold item to add to any lady’s summer wardrobe.
A funky mix of materials and neutral colors makes these wedge sandals a seriously sexy, stylish and bold item to add to any lady’s summer wardrobe.

There’s nothing better than going barefoot (at least, I think so). But when you’re in the city during the hot, humid summer months, barefoot is really never an option. But the next best thing? That absolutely perfect, comfy, cute, wear-with-everything pair of shoes that’s just right for stomping around on the concrete during those sultry summer months.

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Introducing: GoodwillNyNj’s Uptown Manhattan Boutique!

UWS, we’ve got great news!: Goodwill’s first Uptown Manhattan Boutique will open this Thursday, June 20th!

Come join us
Come join us at 157 West 72nd Street for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 20th, starting at 10am!

Housed in the commercial base of a landmark brownstone with neo-Greco ornamentation built at the turn of the 20th century, Goodwill’s 72nd Street boutique and donation center is located at 157 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Continuing in the tradition of our two downtown boutiques in Greenwich Village and Chelsea, the 4,000 sq. ft. 72nd Street boutique will offer stylish, quality clothing and small household items at affordable prices. Customers may become Goodwill Rewards Card members to receive additional discounts.

Goodwill’s 72nd Street boutique will provide full- and part-time employment for up to 12 people, some of them persons with disabilities.

Goodwill stores offer local residents the opportunity to contribute to organization’s mission by donating unwanted belongings. Because Goodwill is a not-for-profit, contributed items in good condition are tax-deductible, and receipts are provided upon request.

Goodwill stores and DonationXpress, our attended donation centers, offer training and employment for individuals who are underserved or lack education or work experience. Some of them are people with physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities. In Manhattan, Goodwill also works with the Department of Education to provide retail and job experience for students aging out of special education.

Be the first to learn about sales and promotions at Goodwill’s social media Facebook page and Twitter – and by checking back right here, of course! Thank you for all your support and we can’t wait to see you at the brand-new Uptown Manhattan Boutique!

Goodwill 72nd Street Boutique:
157 W. 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 799-2723

Window Sales, Flag Day, Fathers’ Day, the New UWS Goodwill & More!

Ready for the weekend? Not without your GoodwillNyNj Window Sales line-up! Here’s the info on where to queue up for the best deals in town this Friday and Saturday – plus information on our upcoming Fathers’ Day Sale, our Flag Day Celebration and the Grand Opening of our Brand-New West 72nd Street Store!:

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14th:

  • The GoodwillNyNj Flag Day Sale (all stores except the Van Dam outlet in Queens and the Stuyvesant store in Manhattan, currently closed for renovations): Goodwill salutes Flag Day with 25% off red, white and blue apparel and tags, except for window sale items.
  • 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 23rd Street Goodwill at 220 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 (212-447-7270).
  • The Brooklyn Livingston Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 a.m., first come-first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two items per customer; rejoin line for another chance. You’ll find the Goodwill Livingston Store at 258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718-923-9037).
  • The Astoria Steinway Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:15 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. to all customers, who are taken in numerical order. Purchases are limited to two window items per customer. Once their window transaction is complete, customers are free to shop the store. Offered every Friday. 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 at 7:45 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 8 a.m. The store admits two customers at a time, who may purchase two window items. At 9, the store opens to everyone unless there are still ticket-holders in line. Once they’re through, any remaining window merchandise is available to everyone. You’ll find the Bronx Store at 361 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (718-292-1083).

SATURDAY, JUNE 15th:

  • The Brooklyn Fulton Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 a.m., first come-first serve. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two items per customer; rejoin line for another chance. You’ll find the Goodwill Fulton Store at 1100-1104 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718-789-0856).
  • The West Harlem Fifth Avenue 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. Offered every Saturday. You’ll find the Goodwill West Harlem Store at 2196 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 (212-862-0020).
  • The Vestal Goodwill Window Sale: Customers enter the store at the regular opening time of 10 a.m. They will be taken in order of arrival. Each customer may pick up to four window items to buy. If they want more, they may rejoin the line at the back. You’ll find the Vestal Store at 3701 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850 (607-797-3414).

SUNDAY, JUNE 16th:

  • The GoodwillNyNj Father’s Day Sale (all stores except the Van Dam outlet in Queens and the Stuyvesant store in Manhattan, currently closed for renovations): Men’s items are 25% off, so come pick up a last-minute gift for Dad or yourself.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th:

  • The West 72nd Street Store & Donation Center Opening: Join Goodwill as we inaugurate our second store on the Upper West Side. The new store and donation center, located in a landmark building, will open June 20 at 10 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The grand opening includes special merchandise contributed by other stores and a giveaway of 10 gift cards per day on June 20 and 21. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Goodwill Gems: A Pop of Poppy Red

Green may mean go, but in fashion, we’re pushing the pedal to the metal on RED. This week, our Lauren raced to her local Goodwill for a trend she just can’t get enough of: crimson, cherry, lipstick -> RED. Take a look at this week’s Goodwill Gem: A Pop of Poppy Red.

This bold red bracelet is infinitely versatile and easier to wear than you think. Treat an accessory in a vivid hue like this as if it were a neutral – just don’t overdo it in the rest of your look.
This bold red bracelet is infinitely versatile and easier to wear than you think. Treat an accessory in a vivid hue like this as if it were a neutral – just don’t overdo it in the rest of your look.

A brilliant burst of red is a surefire way to bring new life to any old outfit. And that is exactly why I was so excited when I came across this fabulous piece at my local Goodwill shop this week.

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