A thrifted piece of furniture is like a cat. It has many many lives. The two busted up bookshelves shown below have lived at least as many lives as the most curious cats! The pair was purchased at a thrift store (the small NC town I lived in then didn’t have a Goodwill – can you believe that!?!) over twelve years ago! They were originally a mahogany color and housed our CD player, some books and framed photos in our apartment living room. They traveled with us to a few more apartments until Read the rest of this entry ?
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Did you know that Goodwill uses over 90% of revenue earned to support mission services. Last year we provided employment services to over 30,000 people and placed 560 people into new jobs in 2011. We are the largest employer of people with disabilities in the State of South Carolina. And we do it all through the support of our generous donors and shoppers! Thank you for letting us serve our community.
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Have I told you lately how much I love Goodwill? Now that we have entered a new year, I have resolved to get organized by having a family calendar. I went to Staples to check out dry erase calendars – yuck! They started at $29.99!!! No thanks. I jumped on Pinterest when I got home to check out DIY dry erase calendars. I found some really cute inspiration using a framed calendar (see photo left). So, off to Goodwill for a frame! I figured it would take me a couple hours to recreate something like this and I could use it as a weekend project blog post. Bonus! As I was perusing the frame selection, what caught my eye!? Read the rest of this entry ?
My personal goal of creating 25% of my Christmas gifts this year is very difficult. Commercialism sometimes gets the best of me when I’m out and about. There are just so many cute things to buy! But my personal goal keeps me focused and is beginning to train my brain to look at more items in the big box stores with my “Goodwill Eyes”… My “How could I make that? Eyes”… It’s getting kind of fun – I love a good challenge!
I was perusing the aisles at World Market (incredible stuff, great inspiration, by the way) the Read the rest of this entry ?
This Thursday, we like the Charleston City Paper, or even more importantly, the City Paper readers, who voted Goodwill the Best Thrift Store in the Charleston area! We appreciate the support from our community and will continue to do what it takes to please you all! But… we should really be thanking all of the donors who help to stock the stores with fabulous, pre-loved goods! It is you that allow us to continue to offer great finds with the proceeds going to benefit individuals that need employment services!
And, we really like the City Paper “Critics” who voted the Johns Island Goodwill the best new thrift store and even gave a plug to this blog!!! We feel so special – thanks!
It’s almost the weekend and you know what that means! Time to strap on your dancing shoes. Or maybe, maybe it’s the perfect time to go out and buy some new dancing shoes. Summer is coming to an end, and with late summer and early fall comes weddings and cookouts and of course, school.
The beginning of a new school year means shopping. Shopping for school supplies, the perfect back pack, comfortable but cute shoes to wear and it gives us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves. Allows us to shed the beloved blue sweater of last year and start the year off on a new foot (or shoe)! Maybe this year you can go for the bohemian look, or maybe it’s finally time to live out those dreams of being a rock star with vintage t-shirts and never ending accessories.
Have you ever wished for an outfit that captured the glamour of 1940s Hollywood? Coveted a black leather jacket that James Dean would have been proud to wear? Or wanted to relive the roaring twenties? Those styles cannot be found in your local mall. But you can find every style imaginable at your local Goodwill Retail Store.
Use vintage clothing to create a unique style for the new school year. In vintage clothing from Goodwill you will not look like everyone else at the party. Vintage clothing makes a statement about individuality, about glamour and shopping for those clothes at Goodwill even says how you contribute to society through recycling and supporting local programs to put people to work.
And even better, Goodwill is tax free every day! So to celebrate tax free weekend, Goodwill is offering even more great deals and giving $5 off every purchase of $25 or more. This weekend only – so go in and get all your new clothes for back to school!