Exciting news! Senior Discount Days is here! On the first Wednesday of each month, customers 55 years of age and above, will receive 10% off their entire purchase. See store for details!
We would like to say THANK YOU to all of our customers! Because of loyal customers like you, in 2016 Goodwill has been able to provide over 22,000 employment services to people in our community.
Please join us for a 2-day sale! All customers will receive 10% off, and if you are a Goodwill cardholder, you’ll receive 20% off!
During our sale we will be having popcorn, refreshments and we will be doing merchandise credit drawings, goody bags and coloring pages for children.
And don’t forget to also sign up for our big giveaway!
Two lucky winners from each store will receive 20% off for a whole year!
The BOO!dwill Halloween Costume Contest won’t stay dead, nor should it! Because it’s that time a year again when you need to start thinking “Halloween costume” and “Goodwill” in the same sentence!
Goodwill is an awesome place to shop for Halloween costumes. Are you someone who likes to dream up some creative outfit and enjoys the hunt for just the right pieces? We have nineteen stores around town where you can find those costume ingredients. Or are you someone who just wants a quick and easy costume so you’re not the person dressed up as “suburbanite” or “adult” at the Halloween party? We’ve got plenty of more traditional costumes too! And no matter which camp you fall into, your costume purchases at Goodwill stores help put people to work — and they can win you some treats.
We want to see what you’ve come up with by shopping at our stores, so it’s time show off your costume and win prizes in the process — by entering the BOO!dwill Halloween Costume Contest!
1. Between now and 5 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015, e-mail a photo of yourself in a costume you either purchased or assembled from items purchased at an Omaha area Goodwill to [email protected].
Updated: This years contest will be based on Facebook likes. Please visit the Boo!dwill 2015 Facebook Album and like your favorite costume. Only “likes” will determine our winner, shares and comments are not needed in order to win..
2. In the email, tell us your name, how to contact you, and at which store(s) you bought your costume.
That’s it! We’ll be sharing the entries as we receive them on our Facebook wall. On Wednesday, November 11, the voting will close, and the top three will all receive Goodwill gift certificates ($100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd)!
If you have any questions, post them here in the comments or send us an e-mail at [email protected]. And if you’d like some inspiration, check out last year’s finalists or television coverage of some of our Halloween offerings:
Finding Affordable Halloween Costumes a Real Treat – WOWT Omaha
Shop Goodwill for Halloween Costumes – KMTV Omaha
Goodwill Omaha works hard to improve the employability of our program participants and staff. Here are a few examples of how Goodwill’s mission is at work at our 156th & Maple location:
Sam Gonzelez (r), a clerk at our store at 156th & Maple, is helping Marlene Mosher (l), a clothing processor, learn the ins-and-outs of the computerized register. Marlene hopes to some day be considered for an assistant manager position at one of Goodwill’s 15 retail locations.
Work Experience is Goodwill Omaha’s longest-running training program. We help high school students with special needs develop job skills for successful future careers. Chris Casey (l), a Goodwill Work Experience trainer, has a great working relationship with Dennisha B. and Jake C. (r), who are processing clothing at the 156th & Maple store.
Goodwill is opening a new store in Gretna this October! To provide the best customer service possible, Goodwill has already started hiring quality people. But where do they train while the walls are going up in Gretna? At Goodwill’s other metro area facilities! Diann Kollbaum (l) will be a sorter/hanger when Gretna’s doors open, but she’s been training/working at 156th & Maple. Julie Bell (r) store manager at 156th, was excited to take Diann under her wing. Even with Diann’s hearing impairment, the two have found a way to communicate and get the job done.