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Create Your Style at Goodwill® This Back-to-School Season

Shop Sustainably and Support Your Community

August 13, 2021

2021_BTS_Cover_Group_FBWith a new school year just around the corner — as many students are preparing to head back to the classroom this fall, this back-to-school shopping season is an extra-special one. After more than a year of online classes, many students have changed their styles and are discovering the fashions that suit them best. Kids and adults alike are ready to show off their individual personalities to the world and there’s no better place to find unique outfits and distinctive school supplies than at Goodwill.

Whether your kids’ style is best expressed through vintage t-shirts and sneakers, retro ’90s throwback gear or modern brand-name items, the whole family can have fun browsing the aisles at Goodwill on a back-to-school treasure hunt, mixing and matching the perfect pieces for each family member. Beyond clothes and shoes, Goodwill stores are filled with school supplies, too, all at affordable prices.

Through a business model of collecting and selling donated goods Goodwill helps communities extend the life of usable items in environmentally sound ways. During the pandemic, people have become very conscious of consumption, and parents and kids have all had a lot of time to think about what they really need and want. Goodwill’s diverse selection of clothing and goods allows everyone in the family to pick out items that truly suit their own personalities, while knowing they’re helping the planet by diverting items from landfills. On average, each Goodwill Store & Donation Center kept approximately 2.4 million pounds of material out of landfills totaling 140 million pounds across our territory in 2020.

Every person who shops and donates to support Goodwill’s mission is helping to transform lives and communities by creating job and career opportunities for their neighbors. In 2020 the sale of donated goods led to nearly 40,000 people receiving support and over 4,300 job placements across the community.

At a time when so many people are seeking opportunities to get back to work, shopping at and donating to your local Goodwill is more important than ever.

Find your nearest Goodwill Store & Donation Center.

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440