My Crafty Valentine & GoodwillNyNj’s President Day Sale

Ta da! The video of GoodwillNyNj & Thrifty Vintage Chic’s one-of-a-kind DIY event, My Crafty Valentine, is up and ready to woo. Just click below to watch:

Thank you to all who joined us, and to all who bid on Robin Wallace’s handmade Sweetheart Plates. The proceeds from the Sweetheart Plates’ sale went to our Sandy Relief Fund, helping people in our community affected by last year’s devastating storm. We so appreciate your support.

If you’d like to donate online, just click here and choose “Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund” from the drop down menu. Thank you for sharing the love and spreading the goodwill!

While Valentines’ is over, we still have a little more sweetness for you: our Presidents’ Day Sale is this Monday!


Join us at Goodwill for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 18, and treat yourself to 25% off storewide. Hope to see you there!



My Crafty Valentine: A Snapshot of Our Sweetheart DIY Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our East Harlem Goodwill last night – we had an amazingly good DIY time! We’ll have more photos and video of the event up soon, but in the meantime, here’s a mini-gallery peek at the Valentines fun we had:

Notice those gorgeous sweetheart plates in the first photo? We’ll be auctioning them off via ShopGoodwill later this month, with proceeds to benefit our Sandy Relief Fund. Stay tuned for details, and have a very happy Valentines’ Day!

Valentines DIY with Thrifty Vintage Chic this Tuesday 2/12, 6-8pm!

The snow is melting & love is in the air! Come to the East Harlem Goodwill tomorrow, Tuesday 2/12, from 6pm to 8pm for a hands-on gift-making DIY lesson with Thrifty Vintage Chic‘s Robin S. Wallace making a one-of-a-kind Valentines your sweetie will never forget.

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The first ten people who show up get all the materials they’ll need to make an amazing gift for free. (And we won’t even tell your main squeeze. After all, it’s the thought that counts!)

This is going to be a fantastic event. And no worries, stunning singles: if you don’t have a sweetie pie right now, come make a Valentines for yourself, your best friend, or anyone you know who could use a lil love. Hope to see you there!

East Harlem Third Avenue Store

2231 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10035


This Friday 6-8pm: DIY My Crafty Valentine at the East Harlem Goodwill!

Due to the coming storm, our Valentines DIY with Thrifty Vintage Chic‘s Robin Wallace has been postponed ’til Tuesday. If you can, please join us TUESDAY at the EAST HARLEM GOODWILL from 6-8pm instead. Hope to see you there!


Have you heard the news, lovies? This Friday, February 8, the East Harlem Goodwill hosts Robin Wallace, founder and creative director of, from 6 to 8 p.m as she shares her sweetest ideas on how to personalize your Valentines’ presents this year.

Come to Goodwill’s East Harlem store this Friday at 6pm and learn how to unleash your inner artist of LOVE!

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Forget about the cards, the flowers and the chocolate. You can have those too, but get personal and show how much you care and love your valentine. And the best part? Design these one of a kind D-I-Y gifts from Goodwill for $12-$20.

No need to RSVP, just show up. For more information about this event, call (718) 777-6335 or email us at

Goodwill East Harlem Store:

2231 Third Avenue, Manhattan NY 10035

(At 121st Street)

P: (212) 410-0973

About Robin: Robin Wallace is a life-long thrifter who loves the thrill of discovering new treasures. Combined with her creative vision and stylish eye, she brings a second life to any ordinary piece of bric-a-brac or a modernly relevant touch on a vintage classic. Like a true Renaissance woman, Robin has a day job as a social media and video strategist for Hearst Digital. 

My Crafty Valentine: DIY Event at the East Harlem Goodwill 2/8

UPDATE: Due to the coming storm, our Valentines DIY with Thrifty Vintage Chic‘s Robin Wallace has been postponed ’til Tuesday. If you can, please join us TUESDAY at the EAST HARLEM GOODWILL from 6-8pm instead. Hope to see you there!

Save the date and wow your sweetheart! Valentine’s is only a week and change away. To celebrate the season of love, we’re bringing in our favorite Thrifty Vintage Chic expert Robin Wallace to help you create a budget-loving, eco-swooning, one-of-a-kind surprise at our hands-on gift-making lesson this Friday, February 8th from 6pm to 8pm at the Third Avenue East Harlem Goodwill Store. Take a peek:

This love-filled DIY event, “My Crafty Valentine,” was inspired by vintage Sweetheart Pillows from the 1940s. Whether you make the gift for your main squeeze, your best friend or yourself, Friday’s hands-on in-store tutorial will have you creating Sweetheart Plates even crafty Cupid can’t beat.

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Hope to see you there!