Halloween Comes Alive in Augusta

Local Goodwill organization bringing Halloween Boot Camp to CSRA

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[AUGUSTA] – Goodwill is always the Halloween destination for people who want to be fashionable and environmentally conscious.  Each year people visit the more than 3,000 Goodwill stores in the United States and Canada to find the clothing, shoes and accessories they need to create unique Halloween costumes. 

This week, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA is hosting the annual Goodwill Industries International Boot Camp.  Attendees will be staying at the Sheraton, downtown Augusta.  Forty-two representatives, representing 23 Goodwill organizations, 513 stores and $647,110,558 in annual retail sales will be attending this event.

This will be the 8th consecutive boot camp, and based on previous years, it will be the best attended, according to Robert Walker with Goodwill Industries International.

This purpose of this event is for Goodwill retail managers, associates and marketing teams and to highlight their best practices and share ideas. Some agencies have implemented what they’ve learned at the Halloween Boot Camp and experience double digit growth in year over year October Sales. 

The purchases made in Goodwill stores change people’s lives by training them in a variety of fields and industries. Goodwill provides services to those facing challenges to finding employment, including veterans, military families, young adults, older workers, people with disabilities and disadvantages, and those who need education and work experience. 

“Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween and living a sustainable lifestyle go hand in hand,” said James K. Stiff, President of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. “Our Goodwill campus is a learning platform for our community and we are delighted to host our sister Goodwill organizations in our hometown of Augusta.”

In addition to learning every aspect of implementing a successful Halloween program at their Goodwill locations, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the local Goodwill stores, Helms College campus and dine at Edgar’s Grille, owned and operated by Edgar’s Hospitality Group, a division of Goodwill.

Halloween is already alive in Augusta, only at Goodwill.  For more information about Goodwill Halloween Boot Camp or 2018 Halloween trends, contact Vicki Mills vmills@goodwillworks.org

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.

To learn more about services and individuals served by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, visit www.goodwillworks.org.