Keep Your Halloween Budget in check with Affordable Costumes from Goodwill
PHOTO: Wearing costumes made at Goodwill for under $20 Daniel Hodous, Kelly Garner, Veronica Brandon Miller and Lou Ann Linn
Halloween shoppers can imagine and create unique costumes while being budget-conscious
[MIDDLE GEORGIA AND THE CSRA] - Halloween is one of the biggest shopping events of the year in the U.S. and Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA is committed to serving as this area’s Halloween Headquarters for those seeking costumes and home décor. Whether shoppers are looking for a full costume, need just one more item to complete their ensemble, or are creating a brave new look from scratch, Goodwill can help.
Halloween retail spending was $9.1 billion in 2017, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. But when it comes to finding your ideal Halloween costume, Goodwill stores offer unlimited possibilities for the budget conscious. With the economy still in recovery mode, why pay full price for a costume when you can find the materials to create your own for a fraction of the price?
While Halloween stores offer costumes, many are mass-produced with marked up prices. Goodwill offers affordable options for anyone to create one-of-a-kind outfits without breaking the bank. With items in every shape, size, and color — and from various eras — you can rest assured you will not run into anyone wearing the exact same costume.
With a little creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, anyone can find an ideal costume for less at Goodwill. Shoppers who would like assistance to build or complete their costumes are encouraged to speak with available Goodwill team members, who can direct them to the items they need. The organization will be posting videos and costume how-to guides throughout the month as well. Additionally, Goodwill is a great place for community members to find the raw materials for spooky décor to transform their homes for the holiday.
“Goodwill is a one-stop shop for costumes for the entire family. Not only is the process of shopping and creating costumes fun, it supports our mission of changing lives through the power of work,” said James K. Stiff, president of Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CRSA. “Revenues from your Halloween costume or home decor purchases fund our job training and career services for people with barriers to employment – those funds stay local.”
For those who are creative are encouraged to post a photo of the Goodwill Halloween costume on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GoodwillWorks/ to be entered to win prizes. Contest ends Oct. 27, 2018. One entry per person will be considered. Valid only for Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. To find the store location nearest you or for information about Goodwill’s programs and services, go to www.GoodwillWorks.org
About Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA:
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, a non-profit, 501c3 charity, builds lives, families and communities one career at a time by helping people develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career services. More than 86 cents of every dollar of Goodwill revenue underwrites job training and placement services within the agency’s 35-county service delivery area. Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA is accountable to local Board of Directors, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company.