Every Kid Can Find Their Own Back-to-School Style at Goodwill

As Students Return to The Classroom This Fall, Families Can Find Something For Everyone At Goodwill — Without Breaking The Bank

It’s been a long year and a half since the pandemic began, and we’ve all spent a lot of time in our pajamas. But with a new school year just around the corner — and many kids heading back to classrooms in person — this back-to-school shopping season is an extra-special one. Gone are the days of lounging in front of virtual classrooms in well-worn t-shirts and sweats. Instead, kids and adults alike are ready to show off their individual personalities to the world. There’s no better place to find unique outfits and distinctive school supplies than at Goodwill North Central Texas and no better time to do it than national “Bargain Hunting Week” and Tax-Free Weekend which both occur this week!

Whether your kids’ style is best expressed through vintage t-shirts and sneakers, retro ’90s throwback gear, or modern brand-name items, the whole family can have fun browsing the aisles at Goodwill on a back-to-school treasure hunt, mixing and matching the perfect pieces for each family member. Beyond clothes and shoes, Goodwill stores are filled with school supplies, too, from art materials and notebooks to musical instruments, sports equipment, bikes, helmets, lunchboxes, water bottles and more — all at lower prices than you’ll find when buying new at a big box store.

“We’ve all become very conscious of consumption during the pandemic,” said Rosemary Cruz, Vice President of Donated Goods and Retail for Goodwill North Central Texas. “Parents and kids have all had a lot of time to think about what they really need and want. Goodwill’s diverse selection of clothing and goods allows everyone in your family to pick out items that truly suit their own personalities, while knowing they’re helping the planet by diverting items from landfills. And, bonus points, they are also contributing to their communities by creating job and career opportunities for their neighbors.”

Revenues from Goodwill stores help fund programs that train people for careers in industries such as banking, IT and healthcare, to name a few. The sales of donations also provide the supportive services people need to be successful, such as additional education, and access to reliable transportation. Last year, 5,850 people in the North Central Texas service area received employment training and placement
services through Goodwill’s 25 unique programs.

Not only is Goodwill the place for all of your back-to-school-shopping needs, your family can have even more impact by donating clothing, school supplies and household goods your kids have outgrown. At a time when so many people here in the greater Fort Worth area are seeking opportunities to get back to work, shopping at and donating to your local Goodwill is more important than ever.

Visit www.GoodwillNorthCentralTexas.org/shop to find your nearest Goodwill store or donation center.