As parents prepare for their annual back-to-school shopping, many are choosing to shop at their local Goodwill store for affordable deals from clothing to backpacks.
In a recent survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report, more than 50% of Americans reported being worried about expenses associated with back-to-school clothing and items. Similarly, a study by the National Retail Federation found more than 80% surveyed were expecting to see higher prices for clothing, school supplies and accessories, with 30% of parents considering cutting back on spending in other areas.
“Inflation is on the mind of many and is a growing concern for households across our community,” Vice President of Donated Goods Retail Dave Wiesner said. “As parents are considering their options for back-to-school shopping, more are turning to their local Goodwill stores to find great offers and deals.”
Purchases and donations at Goodwill of the Finger Lakes also make a difference in the community by supporting Goodwill’s mission programs: 211/LIFE LINE, Goodwill Vision Enterprises (GVE), Job Readiness and the Good Neighbor Program.
“Shopping at Goodwill saves you money and makes a tremendous impact,” Vice President of Community Engagement Jennifer Boutte said. “From providing crisis support through our 211/LIFE LINE services to providing assistance and resources through our Good Neighbor Program, shopping at Goodwill stores supports our community-focused mission programs that impact many across Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.”
Back-to-school finds at Goodwill stores include kids’ and teens’ clothing, shoes, school supplies, lunch boxes, backpacks and more.
For more information on Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, store locations and hours, visit here.