Category Archives: Goodwill Stores

Need Glassware for a Holiday Party? Goodwill to the Rescue!

If you’re having a holiday gathering and expecting more guests than you have glasses or you want to keep your set intact or ensure grandmother’s china doesn’t get broken, think about stocking up on some extra mugs, glassware and other kitchen items from Goodwill.

If the thought of serving drinks in your wedding crystal or good wine glasses gives you nightmares, why not get some inexpensive beverage glasses at one of our 35 Goodwill stores? Different mugs and glasses for each guest would also prevent drink mix ups from happening.

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Budweiser Clydesdale lager glasses, a Planet Hollywood and a Brown University shot glass at Goodwill.

Unique quality barware from Goodwill doesn’t break your budget. Hand-blown champagne flute & martini glass – $0.97 each. Four matching tumblers – $0.47 each.

How often have we heard this exchange:” Where did I put my drink?” “What kind of glass was it in?” “It was like yours. Did you take my glass by mistake?” If you’ve ever been to a holiday party where identical wine glasses had different charms on them, but still got mixed up, you know how easy it is to forget where you left your glass when you get up to go to the bathroom and someone takes your spot near the fireplace.

Don’t lose track of which glass or beer mug is yours. Giving each guest a unique glass is easy if you shop at Goodwill.

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Christmas Decorations at Goodwill

For many years, it was a tradition in my family to add one or two special ornaments to the Christmas tree each year. It didn’t have to be something store bought. It was often something one of the children made. As this tradition continued, we had more ornaments than we had space on the tree, so inevitably, some would stay boxed and unused,  some were given to friends and family, and some were donated to Goodwill.

Many families must donate unused ornaments because every Goodwill store I have been in recent weeks contains a bounty of high-quality – often vintage and collectible  – Christmas decorations that are no longer sold in other stores.

I recently found a bunch of NFL, NHL, NBA and NCAA team logo Christmas ornaments, which I know once went for $6, $8 or even $10 a piece in other stores.  Now, you can’t find them at all. Except at Goodwill, where they were just 97 cents.

On a recent visit to a Goodwill store, I found a Penn State ornament, three Minnesota pro sports team bulbs and many other Christmas decorations.

You really can’t beat these prices.

Thorndale Grand Re-Opening!

On Friday, Nov. 9, the Goodwill Store in Thorndale at 3231 East Lincoln Highway held a grand re-opening to celebrate its growth from 9,842 square feet to 17,000 square feet.  This is 42% more floor space for this Goodwill Keystone Area retail operation.  The store now has more showroom floor to display furniture, wares and clothing, wider aisles and better lighting, as well as more area for employees to process donations, which can be dropped of at a donor door in the back of the building.

Donated fawns, a reindeer and a moose helped decorate the store on Nov. 9 and fascinated customers of all ages. Two of the fawns found new homes during the grand re-opening.

The Goodwill store in Thorndale, PA had a nice Thanksgiving display set up for its grand opening.

Goodwill Keystone Area operates more than 30 stores in 22 counties. Proceeds from the stores support people with disabilities and other barriers to independence, enablin gthem to achieve their fullest potential.

The event featured a prize wheel, $10 gift card raffle and free prizes for the first 50 customers. Good Dog also made an appearance.

Good Dog was proud to visit the newly expanded Goodwill store in Thorndale.


Fall and Winter Clothing in Demand at At Goodwill

Whether you are looking to purchase new winter clothing or accessories or whether you are seeking to clean out your closet to make room for new purchases, now is the time to think Goodwill.

Hats, scarves, gloves, jackets and sweatshirts

While coats and sweatshirts are in ready supply at all Goodwill locations, hats and scarves – especially for women – are highly desirability, so they don’t stay on our shelves very long.

During a recent store visit, accessories like this attractive hat and scarf combination were on display.

This would go great with many coats, not to mention that it’s warm and soft.

As well as a blaze orange men’s hunting jacket.

Goodwill’s thrift store shoppers are always looking for a bargain, but keep in mind whether purchasing or donating, that proceeds from the sale of all Goodwill products helps people with disabilities and difficult to employ workers to find job training and meaning jobs. Without you, there could be no Goodwill.