#Thirfty Thursday – hit a hole in one with Goodwill

It’s finally summer here in Nebraska, which means it’s time to be outside!  Goodwill is a great place to find sports equipment, whether you’re a pro or a novice.


Practice your swing and hit the links with these pre-owned golf clubs, a steal at $1.99-$3.99.  Goodwill has a wide assortment of drivers, putters, wedges, and even golf bags.  We’re the perfect place to pick up your first golf clubs, or replace the 9 iron you broke the last time out on the course.


Get a mean backhand with these tennis rackets, shown only $2.99.

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For light exercise, try these roller blades for $7.99.  You’ll feel like you’re back in the 90s!  But safety first – don’t forget your helmet – only $2.99.


Team sports more your thing?  This batting helmet and baseball glove will be a great addition to any little leaguer’s closet.


Ok – sometimes it’s just too hot to play outside.  So pick up a board game or two.  These like-new Candy Land and Guess Who? games will provide hours of fun, for only $3.99.

Gear up for more warm Nebraska summer days with Goodwill!

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#ThriftyThursday – Oh, baby!

If you’re expecting a baby, recently welcomed a bundle of joy to your home, or know someone who is, you’re well aware that the new addition means a much lighter wallet.  Goodwill is a great place to alleviate some of the monetary stresses of having a child.  Most people know that thrift stores have a great selection of clothes for little ones – many barely used.  But did you know that you can find other great items for the first months of your child’s life?


Starting with the essentials – did you know that Goodwill carries a variety of new goods.  Perfect for baby; lotion, soap, wipes, and other necessities are affordable at only $.99!


I found this colorful bouncer at our Southwest Store, for only $14.99.  It’s in almost-new condition and has years of life left in it!

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You can find many other baby items, including baths, bottle drying racks, and bumbos.  With prices ranging from $2.99 – $9.99, having a baby won’t break your bank.  Happy shopping and good luck in the adventures of parenting!


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#ThriftyThursday – Happy Mother’s Day from our Blair store!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday – but don’t panic if you haven’t found the perfect gift yet.  Goodwill is here to help!

Is your mom a fashionista?  Pick her out a cute jacket or name-brand bag.  Goodwill is full of surprise finds that will make your mom feel like a million bucks – without breaking the bank.

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This name-brand bag is like-new and costs $59.99.  The stylish jacket, from Delia’s, was only $.99!

If you aren’t sure of your mom’s size, get her some jewelry!  All of stores have a wide selection, from statement pieces to timeless classics.  These necklaces cost $3.99 (bottom) and $5.99 (top).


Maybe your mom is more of a hobbyist.  Goodwill is a great place to find items to fit her needs.

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This yarn, for the mom who knits, is only $1.99 a bundle.  A vast variety of cookbooks range in price, starting at $1.99.

Who doesn’t love a little salty and sweet snack?  While I wouldn’t recommend getting your mom ONLY candy, some chocolate and popcorn would be a great addition to your mother’s gift. 20140507_081251

Sometimes it can be difficult to decipher what moms really want.  Goodwill has the solution for that problem, too – gift cards!


Goodwill is the perfect place to find an awesome Mother’s Day present, because the proceeds of you purchase go to help our Employment and Training programs.  Mom can be proud to wear her new jacket or knit with her colorful yarn knowing that her gift will help someone in our community find a job and improve their life.  WOW your MOM on Sunday and get her a great gift with a great purpose!

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Omaha Gives! Succeeds Again

WOW!  There aren’t many words that can capture the outpouring of support we received during Omaha Gives! this year.  Three awesome events and nearly $35,000 raised!

117 donors contributed to this awesome day – almost doubling our efforts from 2013.  Rough estimates show that our matching funds will be about $4,200, making our total amount raised over $39,000!  Once again – WOW!

For Omaha Gives! overall, over $6.3million was given to 569 nonprofits by 34,275 people!

Thank you for your support, we couldn’t have done it without you!

We would also like to thank our community partners who helped us make our events a success: Phenomblue, Millard Lumber, Krug Park, Lot 2, Rebuilding Together Omaha, Valentino’s, Aksarben Cinema, Flagship Restaurants, Pepperjax, Jams, and Hy-Vee.

The third annual Omaha Gives! will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015!

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#ThriftyThursday – new store, new finds!

Our newest retail store, at 90th and Highway 370 in Papillion will have its official grand opening tomorrow.  On Monday (as Goodwill Facebook and Twitter followers know), we opened our doors to customers.


There were so many awesome things at this store, I didn’t know where to start!

Obviously, there was a huge selection of clothes.  Plenty of women’s jackets and sweaters to choose from.  There was a brand new (tags attached) lace jacket from H&M, a ruffle detail white sweater from New York &Company, and two cute sport coats, one by The Limited and Moda International.  They ranged in price from $5.49 to $7.99.

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This purple eyelet J. Crew dress was only $5.49.


There are plenty of options in kidswear!  This girls’ dress would be great for Halloween, only $2.99.


These mint-condition size 13 boys Sperry’s were only $7.99.


Household items were easy to come by at the new store.  This cute, unique dinosaur lamp was $7.99.


This Paris canvas was $5.99, still shrink-wrapped!


And there was Fiestaware galore!  All ranging in price from $.59-$3.99.


Stop in and see us this weekend.  After our Friday 8:30am ribbon cutting, we will begin having raffles along with cookies and juice.  Hotdogs will be provided during the lunch hour over the weekend.  Bands from Walnut Creek Elementary and Papillion-LaVista High School will be performing.  On Saturday, Q98.5 will be on site with the Storm Chasers Mascots.

Come out and have some fun while supporting Goodwill’s mission of changing lives and strengthening communities through education, training, and work!

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