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Save big on back-to-school clothing at Goodwill

Whatever school looks like this fall, one thing is certain: your kids are growing and will need clothes.

Goodwill is a win-win-win option for back-to-school shopping: low prices, sustainable shopping and support to the local community.

Budgets are tight these days. So, it’s especially important when purchasing back to school clothes and supplies that you can make your dollar stretch.  Goodwill prices are typically 50–90% less than large retailers.

Whether its dorm essentials or shoes for gym class, Goodwill is a great option for families who are looking to save. The stores carry a variety of new and donated goods including jeans, uniforms, backpacks, shoes and housewares.

Goodwill is oftentimes referred to as the "original recycler."  Accepting donated items and reselling to the community diverts these products from area landfills and lessens the impact on the environment.  Last year, more than 11 million pounds of goods was diverted from area landfills because of area Goodwill stores. 

All purchases support a network of outreach programs that help thousands in our community.  Last year more than 16,000 people were helped by Goodwill programming including job training, parenting programs, rape crisis services and more.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio operates 22 area locations, including stores in Mayfield Hts., Painesville, Eastlake and Chardon.  Stores are open seven days a week.  

During the COVID-19 crisis, Goodwill has adapted strict safety guidelines including a 24-hour hold on all donations and face mask requirements for shoppers.  

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