Think Goodwill For Affordable Back-To-School Shopping Needs

Goodwill stores participate in Tax-Free Weekend ahead of school starting 

Richmond (Aug. 5, 2020) – As parents and students prepare for a school year like never experienced before, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia (Goodwill) offers affordable prices for back-to-school items.

“Tax-Free Weekend is the unofficial start to the back-to-school shopping season,” Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia COO Bill Carlson said. “The three-day tax holiday takes place Aug. 7 through Aug. 9 and adds another layer of savings for Virginians.”

As many area school systems kick off their virtual or hybrid school year, students will begin participating in online classes and adjusting to a new normal. Goodwill has everything needed to design the perfect at-home classroom. From desks and office equipment, to recycled computers and other electronics, Goodwill offers essentials at discounted prices. 

In addition to discounted furniture and electronics necessary for virtual learning, Goodwill is the go-to spot for your student’s back-to-school wardrobe. Maintaining a normal routine is essential to performing well for students and professionals. Looking your best everyday helps maintain a routine and Goodwill can help ensure students look and feel their best without breaking the bank. 

“With the sudden economic downturn due to COVID-19, we know that many families may not be able to spend as much this year on back-to-school items,” Carlson said. “Goodwill provides shoppers upcycled items at a fraction of the cost, making us the perfect place to shop.”

Apart from the discounted prices and wide variety, money spent in Goodwill stores ensures that the nonprofit can continue to change lives and help individuals help themselves through the power of work. 

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