As a parent, you want nothing more than to give your children the best back-to-school experience, but with inflation and rising prices, budgets are getting tighter as the first day of school approaches next month.
Whether you have one child, or four, the cost of school supplies can become a financial burden and cause stress during this season. According to WTVR CBS6 News, a recent Deloitte study estimated an eight percent annual increase in back-to-school spending in 2022. That means, on average, parents can expect to spend $661 per child compared to $612 in 2021. To help combat the price increases around you, shopping second-hand for your family can be a smart way to save.
Goodwill offers many traditional school supplies such as notebooks, binders, backpacks, lunchboxes and more, as well as affordably priced, quality clothing, shoes and accessories for the entire family. With the wide range of affordable supplies and new items added to the floor throughout the day, your family can get more bang for your buck while finding unique items.
The revenue generated in Goodwill stores fund career training, support services and job opportunities for individuals facing challenges to work in our community. Your family can be a part of this by shopping back to school at Goodwill or by donating clothing, school supplies and household goods at your local donation center. Imagine this; your donated backpack could help a neighbor earn training, job support and even certification for high-demand career fields!
By donating your gently-used school supplies to Goodwill, more students can access affordable school supply options. This way, your donations will help families like your own, and your children are getting a fresh selection of school supplies at an affordable price.
Mark your calendars for Aug. 5-7 to shop Tax-Free Weekend at Goodwill and get even more savings at an already affordable price.
Visit any Goodwill store from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, though some hours may vary.
Find a location near you: https://goodwillvirginia.org/shop/retail-stores/.