Special Back-To-School 50% Off Sale Scheduled for July 27

PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2021 – It has been a long year and a half since the pandemic began, and we have 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 is no better place to find unique outfits and distinctive school supplies than at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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, lunchboxes, water bottles and more — all at lower prices than you will find when buying new at a big box store.

To provide extra incentive for back-to-school shoppers, Goodwill SWPA is holding a special back-to-school sale at all of its 31 area thrift stores.  On Tuesday July 27, all donated items in Goodwill SWPA stores will be 50% off. In addition, on all other Tuesdays, students and teachers receive 25% off at all Goodwill SWPA stores.   (The Back-To-School Sale does not apply at area Goodwill Outlet Stores.)

“We’ve all become very conscious of consumption during the pandemic,” said Andrew Marano, Vice President of Donated Goods Retail at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  “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 are helping the planet by diverting items from landfills. And they are also contributing to their communities by creating job and career opportunities for their neighbors.”

Goodwill SWPA is also making a strong appeal for donations during this time so that affordable school clothing available to as many families as possible. Not only is Goodwill the place for all of your back-to-school-shopping needs, families can have even more impact by donating clothing, school supplies and household goods your kids have outgrown. At a time when so many people in our area are seeking opportunities to get back to work, shopping at and donating to your local Goodwill is more important than ever.

Visit https://www.goodwillswpa.org/goodwill-stores to find your nearest Goodwill store or donation center.                   


MEDIA CONTACT: David J. Tobiczyk, Vice President, Marketing & Development, 412-760-0348 or david.tobiczyk@goodwillswpa.org



About Goodwill SWPA

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Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a diversified nonprofit human service agency that serves southwestern Pennsylvania and north central West Virginia and manages several affiliate units and special-purpose entities, including Goodwill Commercial Services, Inc. and Mission Logistics, LLC. The agency operates 35 retail stores and several other businesses to help fund programs and to provide job training, education and related services to help people overcome employment barriers. Last year, Goodwill SWPA served 13,647 adults and youth, including 3,809 virtually, while employing 1,200 people. These factors resulted in $71,615,000 of economic output during the year.

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