Thrifting in Queens

I know that Brooklyn is “hipster-central” now, with everyone around the world trying to imitate the trends in Williamsburg and Greenspoint. But let me tell you that Astoria, here in Queens is getting up there too!

How do I know this? Well, let me tell you a bit more about myself. I’m a native Brooklynite. I graduated from Bay Ridge High School and perhaps because I have a flair for fashion (at least I know I love style) I was fortunate to win a scholarship to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. When I graduated, I became an assistant designer for Tahari, back when he first started. After working for many years in various retailers: A&S/Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, I came to Goodwill. I really must say that this career has been most rewarding.

When I was asked to contribute for AGoodLook, I spoke with my daughter Melissa, who is a Vice President for Jack Spade. She showed me videos of some of the runway shows at New York Fashion Week. I am so proud of my girl!

For my first AGoodLook post, I asked two of my staff members to help me put together a couple of outfits and model them for our readers. This was total team work: the three of us chose the clothes for Tamika and Ronald.

Ronald has worked for Goodwill for the last 4 years. He always tells me how much he loves his job. He works on the sales floor organizing the clothing racks. Ronald chose a Ralph Lauren plaid shirt that we had displayed for this Friday’s window sale. He paired it with Mossimo rust-colored corduroys.

Tamika will celebrate her first year anniversary here with us at Goodwill’s Steinway store in May. Like me, she has a daughter. She had previous modeling experience. Tamika chose a Mossimo flowered sweater with navy blue tuxedo stripe pants. I love the purse she chose, a Banana Republic bag with shoulder strap.

This April, it will be my sixth year at Goodwill. I came to manage the Chelsea store. Thanks to my network, manufacturers would agree to donate their mannequins and showroom samples.

Then I moved to the East Side to our 23rd Street store and then back to the West Side of Manhattan to the 79th Street Goodwill store.

Regardless of the Goodwill store, my customers would always tell me how much they loved the high-end designer pieces I displayed in the window sales. Join us at the Goodwill Steinway store on Fridays at 9 a.m. for the weekly Window Sale. Don’t forget to ask for me – I’d love to meet you and help you out find the trendiest outfit!

Vivian Farone is a seasoned fashionista and native Brooklynite with a flair for style, and a degree, who has managed 4 Goodwill stores in New York City. She currently calls home the Steinway Goodwill store in Queens.

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GoodwillNyNj’s Weekend Window Sales & Independence Day Celebration!

Happy Holiday Weekend! Whether you’re celebrating this afternoon, tomorrow or well into the weekend, we’ve got a full fireworks of fashion fun for you in the days ahead. Take a look at this week’s GoodwillNyNj Window Sales along with our special Independence Day Savings!:

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THURSDAY, JULY 4th:

  • All Goodwill Stores (excepting the Van Dam Outlet)Goodwill celebrates America with an Independence Day sale. Come on by Thursday, July 4, and enjoy 35%-off storewide.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th:

  • The Chelsea Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 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. Once their transaction is complete, window sale shoppers must leave the store until it opens to everyone at 10. You’ll find the Goodwill Chelsea Store at 103 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001 (646-638-1725).
  • 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).

SATURDAY, JULY 6th:

  • 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).
  • 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!:

Goodwill Store Hours for the week of Independence Day

  • Monday, July 1st – Wednesday, July 3rd: Usual Store Hours
  • Thursday, July 4th:
    • All Stores (Except the Van Dam Outlet): Open 10am to 7pm
    • The Van Dam Outlet: Open 11am to 6pm
  • Friday, July 5th – Sunday, July 7th: Usual Store Hours

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.

GoodwillNyNj’s Weekly Window Sales Update

It’s heating up, and so are our sales! Join us this weekend as we welcome the upcoming summer season with a great new spread of sales. Here’s the weekly Window Sale line-up for all our favorite fashion-loving thrifters out there:

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Friday, May 31st:

  • The 79th Street Goodwill Window Sale: The weekly 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 79th Street Store at 217 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (212-874-5050).
  • The Brooklyn Livingston Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 AM, 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 at the weekly sale are distributed at 9:15 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 10 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. 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 1st:

  • The West Harlem Fifth Avenue Goodwill Window Sale: The weekly 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 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 AM, 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).

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.

Window Sales, Cinco de Mayo & Goodwill Industries Week: Oh My!

Welcome to the nearly-weekend! (Can you tell we’re excited for sunshine and thrift finds?) Better get your schedule’s out – it’s the GoodwillNyNj Weekend Window Sale Line-Up ready and waiting to turn your Friday, Saturday and Cinco de Mayo Sunday into three great days of deals!

And don’t forget next week is Goodwill Industries Week! We’ll have a sale a day starting Monday just for that celebration, so get excited – there’s nothing but good things and Goodwill ahead!

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Friday, May 3th:

  • The Chelsea Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 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. Once their transaction is complete, window sale shoppers must leave the store until it opens to everyone at 10. You’ll find the Goodwill Chelsea Store at 103 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001 (646-638-1725).
  • The 79th Street Goodwill Window Sale: The weekly 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 Brooklyn Livingston Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 AM, 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 at the weekly sale are distributed at 9:15 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 10 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. You’ll find the Goodwill Steinway Store at 32-36 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103 (718-932-0418).

Saturday, May 4th:

  • The West Harlem Fifth Avenue Goodwill Window Sale: The weekly 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 West Harlem Store at 2196 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 (212-862-0020).
  • 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 Brooklyn Fulton Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed at 8:30 AM, 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).

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.

And don’t forget:
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Sunday, May 5th:

  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Goodwill Glassware & Dishware sale! Drop by Goodwill on Sunday, May 5, and get 50% off glassware and dishware. Available while supplies last. No grey-tag items.

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/findgoodwill.aspx. Hope to see you soon, Goodwill fans!

Happy Thursday: Sales, Store News & More!

Happy Thursday! Why so happy? Because a slew of Goodwill Window Sales are only a day or two away! Top that off with a few new Monday promotions, and we’ve got a lot for you to smile about.

One note for all you Upper West Siders (and Goodwill hunting explorers): Our 79th Street store will be closed for a couple of weeks starting Friday, February 22, while the store undergoes remodeling. On the bright side: the store will look absolutely fantastic when we reopen, so get excited.

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Now, c’mon, take a look and let the happy into your Thursday:

Friday, February 22th:

  • 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 Brooklyn Livingston Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets will be distributed starting at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the sale begins at 9. Each customer 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 Store at 258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718-923-9037).
  • The Astoria 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)

Saturday, February 23rd:

  • The Greenwich Village Goodwill 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 Greenwich Village Goodwill Boutique at 44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011
    (212-477-7024).
  • The Stuyvesant Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are given out just before the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Two people are allowed in at a time to purchase two items each. Out of consideration for other customers, we ask that they make their selection as quickly as possible and not ask to examine each window item. When their transactions are complete, they may go to the back of the line if they want more window merchandise. The store opens for everyone at 10 a.m., but the window sale line continues inside until the sale is over. You’ll find the Goodwill Stuyvesant Store at 1704 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128 (212-831-1830).
  • The East Harlem Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 8:30 for window items only. The store admits three customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two items per person. At 9:30, the store opens to everyone and any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs. You’ll find the Goodwill East Harlem Store at 2231 Third Avenue (121st Street), New York, NY 10035 (212-410-0973).
  • The Brooklyn Fulton Street Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets will be distributed starting at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the sale begins at 9. Each customer 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 Fulton Store at 1100-1104 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718-789-0856).
  • 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 Window Sale: On Saturday, tickets are distributed to customers on line by 8:45 a.m., and the doors open at 9. On Sunday, ticket distribution will be at 9:15, and the doors will open at 9:30. 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. You’ll find the Goodwill Bellmore Store at 2736 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710 (516-409-5951).
  • 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. Two customers will be admitted at a time who may select up to three window items. When all the ticketed purchasers are done, any remaining window items are available to other customers after the store opens at 9. You’ll find the Goodwill Wappingers Falls Store at 1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Mondays throughout Winter:

  • Massapequa’s Half-Price Color-of-the-Week Sales: Color-of-the-week items are 50% off all week long. Each Monday, a new rotation and a new discount color begins. You’ll find the Massapequa Plaza Shopping Center at 814 Hicksville Road in Massapequa, NY 11758 (516-795-0237).

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 Valentine’s Day from GoodwillNyNj!

Happy Valentines’ Day from all of us here at Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.!

From all those your support has helped and given hope to: THANK YOU & Happy Valentine's Day!
From all those your support has helped and given hope to: THANK YOU & Happy Valentine’s Day!

THANK YOU for your support, your purchases and your donations, Goodwill fans. Everything we’re able to do is because of you. If you’re curious just what all it is we do through your support, please come peruse our programs and services blog “Where the Goodwill Goes.” If you’re looking to donate to either Goodwill in general or our Sandy Relief Fund, please click on this link to our website’s Make a Gift Page.

To give you the short of it, your support helps us serve thousands of people in the greater Metropolitan region with programs designed to help build better lives and better communities. Goodwill’s wide range of programs operates in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and is expanding into Long Island and Upstate New York.

Goodwill offers programs for:

  • Youth
  • Disabled Housing
  • Education and Literacy
  • Physical Disabilities and Hearing and Vision Impaired
  • Mental Health
  • Development Disabilities
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Ex-Offenders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Community Redevelopment
  • Veteran seeking employment assistance

We couldn’t do this without your support. Thank you, Goodwill fans, from the bottom of our hearts.

3 Goodwill Window Sales, our Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration & a Brand-New Goodwill Store!

It’s that time again: time for the Weekly Weekend Window Sale Update! Starting tomorrow, we’ve got 3 Window Sales. Then, right around the corner, we’re celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a 25%-Off Storewide Sale on Monday, January 21st and a Massapequa Opening Event on Wednesday, January 23rd for our newest Goodwill store, all for your shopping enjoyment.

Take a look and get ready to score amazing deals this Goodwill-hunting-filled weekend and following week:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th:

  • The Astoria Steinway Street 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).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th:

  • The Washington Heights Goodwill Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-serve. Three customers come in at a time and may choose three items each to purchase. If they want more, they must go to the back of the line after the transaction. The doors open for everyone at 10 a.m. You’ll find the Goodwill Washington Heights Store at 512 West 181st Street, New York, NY 10033 (212-923-7910).
  • 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21st:

When the Window Sales wind down, the savings amp up – come join us Monday, January 21st for our Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr. Day 25%-Off Storewide Sale with Goodwill!

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd:

Help Goodwill open its brand-new Massapequa Goodwill. Ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 10 a.m. and a DJ will be present until 6. Regular store hours are 9:30-8 Monday-Saturday and 10-7 Sunday. You can find our newest Long Island Goodwill in the Massapequa Plaza Shopping Center located at 814 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, NY 11758 (516-795-0237).

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.

This Week’s Goodwill Window Sales, Holiday Celebrations & More!

Mark your calendars – we’ve got 7 Window Sales to toast Hanukkah and one great Pre-Christmas Savings Celebration to fill your the holiday season with a ton of goodwill!

But before we jump into all that thrift-goodness, here’s a video recap of our fantastic READY SET THRIFT event with Looking Fly on a Dime‘s Patrice J. Williams last week. Take a look:

And now… Onto the savings!:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14:

  • 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).
  • The Brooklyn Livingston 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 Astoria 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).

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15:

  • The Village Goodwill Boutique 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 customers are done, usually 10-10:15. You’ll find the Goodwill Greenwich Village Store at 44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212-477-7024).
  • The Bellmore 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 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 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 Elmsford Goodwill Window Sale: The sales begin at 9 a.m., and are 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).

MONDAY DECEMBER 17 through MONDAY, DECEMBER 24:

  • Pre-Christmas Saving Celebration!: Celebrate with Goodwill Monday, December 17, through Monday, December 24, and get 50% off Christmas items. Available while supplies last.

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Happy Holidays, Happy Thrifting and Happy Goodwill Hunting, all!

Goodwill Window & Showcase Sale Update!

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.

Leftover Goodwill? Come Volunteer!

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.

That same week, the Queens Back to Work staff also pitched in at Occupy Sandy’s base at the Saint Jacobi Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. For the full story, more photos, and information on how you can jump in and get involved, please visit “Keep the Goodwill Going: Hurricane Sandy Relief” on our our programs/services blog Where the Goodwill Goes.