PITTSBURGH, October 1, 2020 – The upcoming Halloween Season may be different than past years, but Goodwill is still the perfect destination for thrifty Halloween shoppers who want to create DIY costumes.  Goodwill’s “Halloween Boo-tiques” offer unique, affordable and fun options for people of any age.

“Thrift shop treasure hunters know that Goodwill is the place for those who love making great costumes for Halloween,” said Andrew Marano, Goodwill’s Vice President for Donated Goods Retail. “Our area stores have so many wonderful options for Halloween shopping that everyone is looking for. If someone wants to shop for Halloween, Goodwill is the place to go!”

For shoppers looking for inspiration this Halloween season, follow Goodwill on Instagram at @goodwillswpa. Goodwill has partnered with seven Instagram bloggers for the Goodwill Halloween Challenge and each blogger will post what they are able to find at Goodwill stores, from Halloween costumes to decorations. The Instagram bloggers include:  @igbohippie_, @lulathrift, @thats_sew_kelsy, @thebinsqueen, @thriftoutloud, @thriftstoresandscores, and @thriftyyinzer  For more information about Halloween shopping at Goodwill, visit: https://www.goodwillswpa.org/halloween.

Goodwill stores are open from 10am until 7pm on Monday through Thursday and 10am until 8pm on Friday through Sunday, while offering a safe shopping environment for all guests. 

Shopping at Goodwill supports the local nonprofit’s mission to provide job training and education, which is more important than ever because of people who need support during COVID-19.  Shopping at Goodwill also promotes reuse and sustainable fashion.

For a list of all Goodwill SWPA stores, visit: www.goodwillswpa.org/goodwill-stores.

MEDIA CONTACT:
David J. Tobiczyk, Vice President, Marketing & Development
412-632-1942 or david.tobiczyk@goodwillswpa.org

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About Goodwill SWPA

(www.goodwillswpa.org; facebook.com/goodwillswpa; twitter.com/gwswpa; instagram.com/goodwillswpa)

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.; Goodwill Housing; and Mission Logistics, LLC. The agency operates 32 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. In 2019, Goodwill SWPA demonstrated the following outcomes: 10,624 adults and youth served, 582 individual placements of participants into unsubsidized employment; and 1,575 persons employed directly by Goodwill SWPA. These factors resulted in $109,500,000 of economic output during the year.

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