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May 08 2012
6 years ago
2:29 PM MST

Coffee with Collin: Shop With Me at Goodwill

May 08, 2012 @ 2:29 PM MST
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Today’s Coffee with Collin episode will take you shopping with me at a local Goodwill Store here in Boise, Idaho. Besides the fact that Goodwill offers up awesome deals on used items like clothing, toys, furniture, shoes and much more, the money you spend and donations that you make at Goodwill also go right back in to your community. This money is then used to train and employ members of your community and to provide personal and family support services (Goodwill served a whopping 4 million people in 2011!). So your Goodwill shopping is essentially helping both your budget and your community… love that! 😀

So what are you waiting for?! Click the play button above or head over here to watch the video!

If this video has motivated you to head out to your local Goodwill store, you may want to take some time to clean out your drawers, closets etc. and take any unwanted items with you to donate. Consider the fact that a donation of a bag of clothes provides someone with an hour of job training AND you’ll score a coupon valid for 20% off your entire purchase every single time you bring a donation into Goodwill (note that the coupon offer may vary by region).

If you don’t happen to live near a Goodwill Store, you can also snag some great deals online at Goodwill’s online auction site, Find everything from clothing, toys, tools, musical instruments and much more!

Come back to let us know what sort of great finds you have snagged at your local Goodwill Store or local thrift store.

* A BIG thank you to the staff at the Goodwill here in Idaho… especially Jason Asher, the Donor and Community Relations Officer for Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain! He rocks! 😀

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