As households are gearing up for the frightfully fun Halloween season, many households are finding unique items and deals at their neighborhood Goodwill stores. And with inflation continue to stifle household spending habits, rising at a 40-year high of 9.1% in June, many have turned to their neighborhood Goodwill stores across the region to find cost-efficient costume ideas and decorative finds on a budget.
“Many households are continuing to feel the impact of inflation across our community,” Vice President of Donated Goods Retail Dave Wiesner said. “With that in mind, as the Halloween festivities approach, we expect excitement and creativity as customers look for fun an unique costume ideas.”
Customers can find costume ideas for under $20, with money spent in stores supporting Goodwill’s mission programs: 988 and 211/LIFE LINE, Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly, ABVI) and the Good Neighbor Program.
“Goodwill of the Finger Lakes positively impacts our friends, neighbors and loved ones through many of our community-focused programs,” Vice President of Community Engagement Jennifer Boutte said. “We continue to see demand increase through our initiatives, from providing much-needed supplies through our Good Neighbor Program to providing crisis counseling through our 988 and 211/LIFE LINE services. We are thankful for the continued support of our customers and donors across the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.”
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