Affordable School Fashion Provides Job Training

Shopping back to school at Goodwill saves money and changes lives

VIRGINIA (Aug. 9, 2021) – With a new school year starting and kids heading back to the classroom, it’s time to switch out those pajamas we’ve become accustomed to for a first day of school outfit. Students, parents and teachers are ready to show off their unique style with clothes and school supplies and Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is the place to discover eye-catching fashion while giving back to the community.

Goodwill offers a variety of styles for all students, and you may also find school supplies, art materials, musical instruments, sports equipment, bikes, helmets, lunch boxes, water bottles and more at lower prices with a greater meaning.

“With schools going back to in-person classes, it is important that students and families get back into a routine and have the right materials,” said Desmond Carter, Vice President of Donated Goods for Goodwill of Central. “Goodwill makes it easy with a diverse selection of clothing and goods for everyone in the family at an affordable price while contributing to our communities by creating career opportunities for our neighbors.”

The revenue earned in Goodwill stores fund career training and support services, creating job opportunities for people facing obstacles to employment 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 Goodwill.

As so many people are seeking opportunities to get back to work, shopping at and donating to your local Goodwill is more critical than ever. Goodwill stores are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visit to find your nearest Goodwill store or donation center.

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About Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia

Goodwill’s mission is changing lives…helping people help themselves through the power of work. We fund a wide array of job training and support services through donations and sales of used goods, contract services and philanthropic contributions.