Goodwill Family Savings Pricing for Back to School
Press Releases ON Aug 23, 2011
Rochester, NY (August 23, 2011) — With reports of roughly two-thirds of back to school shoppers in the U.S. planning to spend the same amount or less this year on the items needed to head back to the classroom, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes announced today that it remains committed to its family savings pricing structure on new and gently used items, empowering local parents to stay within their budgets, while at the same time helping kids to stay fashionable.
“We know that times are tough for local families. That’s why we’re offering our huge selection of trendy fashions throughout all nine of our local retail stores at up to 80 percent off what the same items would cost in mall stores and specialty shops,” says Sondra McFarlane, VP of Marketing at Goodwill. “Our goal is for parents to leave the store happy knowing they got the most value out of their back to school dollar and for their kids to leave with big smiles on their faces because they’ll be wearing the hottest trends when school starts up again.”
Additionally, McFarlane points out that Goodwill also helps families save by offering items tagged with the “Color of the Week” at 50 percent off the regularly ticketed price.
“The color changes every week, but the savings keep adding up at Goodwill,” says McFarlane.
And as shoppers are saving at Goodwill, they are also helping to bolster the local economy because funding derived from the sale of items in all of the local Goodwill stores, is utilized by the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) to provide a full array of social, rehabilitative, employment, training and housing services to people of all ages with vision loss that prevents them from obtaining independence, gainful employment and self sufficiency for themselves and their families.
“At Goodwill, families can rest easy knowing that by shopping at — and bringing their used items along to donate — they are getting a great value and helping affect meaningful change within our community,” says McFarlane.
About Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, a proud member of Goodwill Industries International, prepares thousands of people each year to overcome barriers to independence by providing unique training and employment opportunities that empower individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to their families and communities. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Goodwill of the Finger Lakes encompasses a 20-county territory, including Western, Central, Northern, and the Southern Tier portions of New York State. Goodwill of the Finger Lakes ensures that 100 percent of the value of each donation it receives supports the local community with services and programs. To learn more, please visit http://www.goodwillfingerlakes.com.
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