For school supplies and clothes, it’s out with the old, in with the new

As families gear up for the new school year, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. is urging shoppers in Lincoln to think about incorporating a donation strategy into their back-to-school shopping plans. By donating used household goods, clothing and school supplies from last year, families can make room for the new, and help put people in our community back to work at the same time.

“Take a holistic approach to your back-to-school shopping this year by donating your items and also getting some new things for you and your family at Goodwill” said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill. “For busy families this back-to-school season, Goodwill is a one-stop shop that saves you money and benefits the community.”

Families can rummage through their closets and dressers for all the clothes, shoes and accessories their kids have outgrown, round up these items and donate them to Goodwill. After donating, don’t forget to take a walk through the store for affordable new finds! Whether it’s picking up furnishings for their college dorm or a backpack for the first day of kindergarten, you’ll find it at Goodwill. Not only will you send your kids back to school in style, you’ll do so while slashing your seasonal shopping budget in half.

With the simple act of donating (and clearing out the clutter that seems to be continuously growing in our homes), you’ll help create jobs in your community. The sales from your donations will help fund employment placement, job training, and services to individuals with barriers to employment. You’ll be joining more than 90 million donors across the country who contributed to Goodwill, making lives better for millions of individuals and families.

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