When I found out I won two tickets to the Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County Runway Show and Boutique at the Sheraton in Wilmington, I admit it – I squeed! My friend, Kelly Brown, squeed, too since I invited her to join me.
Thanks to Goodwill, I have a great wardrobe featuring names like Anne Taylor and Anne Klein for pennies on the dollar. Goodwill is my go-to store if I need anything for the kids, too. My husband is slowly getting on board with the whole Goodwill thing as he realizes how much buying power his money has at Goodwill.
I also love that Goodwill employs all types of people in their stores. Not to mention their philosophy of “Give a hand up, not a hand out.” And, let’s not forget nearly 5000,000 individuals donated clothing, electronics, toys, and housewares to Goodwill in 2012. They recycled over 13,000,000 pounds of textiles and other materials that could have ended up in a landfill.
My grand total for the night: about $40 (I forgot to save the receipts!)
Next year, I’m buying a VIP ticket to get into the boutique early. The stylists for the show went to all the local Goodwill stores and displayed the very best items. I’m also bringing more friends because friends help friends shop Goodwill.
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Taking a Time Out Thursday, Thrifty Thursday, Home and Garden Thursday, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Fashion Friday