Story Behind the Store – A Gender Reveal Party

 

It is not every day that Goodwill hosts a gender reveal party for an expectant mother. On March 7, 2019, that is exactly what happened at Goodwill’s WearHouse store on 72nd & F where long-term customer Arelys Sandoval revealed the gender of her next child to her family, friends and fellow shoppers.

Shantel Featherson, Goodwill’s WearHouse Manager, was honored to be part of the special occasion. “We were so excited to be part of this special moment for one of our long-time customers. We were able to help celebrate with great people, good food and games,” said Shantel. Shantel took time out of her busy day to plan the party and purchase decorations to make this day extra special for Arelys.

Shantel Featherson and Arelys Sandoval embracing during the party

Arelys’ brother, Rodrigo, introduced her to the WearHouse store over eight years ago and she has been a regular shopper ever since. The WearHouse store is a different kind of shopping experience. Items not sold at the traditional retail stores are sent to the WearHouse and most items are sold by the pound.

Arelys is a stay at home mom and sees her daily trips to Goodwill as a way to make new friends who enjoy shopping at the WearHouse as she does. Arelys says the friendly and helpful employees at Goodwill make her daily shopping there a memorable experience. “I really appreciate the environment at Goodwill, everyone is so nice!” said Arelys.

The Goodwill staff, shoppers and family members

Sandoval’s favorite things to shop for are clothes and toys for her son Ivan. A budding entrepreneur, she enjoys shopping for books that she resells on eBay and Amazon. “I always find great stuff!” said Arelys.

When asked what advice she would give people shopping at the WearHouse, she stressed the need for patience. You must dig for hidden treasures in the bins.  Arelys said, “I prefer Goodwill because of the prices. You can buy by the pound and it’s cheaper so you can get more.”

Arelys getting ready to find out the gender of her next baby

Arelys said her gender reveal party is by far the fondest memory she has of all her trips to Goodwill. The WearHouse staff looks forward to her bright, cheery and pleasant demeanor every day!
Goodwill is grateful for Arelys sharing her special day with us.

We appreciate her loyalty to Goodwill and cannot wait to meet the newest addition to her family.
Goodwill supports community needs and provides a unique shopping experience for customers like Arelys who has become a member of Goodwill’s extended family!

And the gender was… A BOY!!!

 

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Out & About Storytime at Goodwill

Goodwill is proud to partner with the Omaha Public Library to host a monthly Out & About Storytime event at the Benson Park Goodwill Store! Storytime fosters early literacy skills by providing parents the opportunity to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way. Storytime is designed for preschoolers and their parents, but children of all ages are encouraged to attend and participate.

During Storytime, a librarian leads parents and children in engaging stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays – all designed to help your child learn to love reading. Parents must stay with their children during Storytime and are encouraged to participate in activities. Parents can also learn tips from Omaha Public Library staff about reading aloud, age-appropriate books, music, songs and other activities used during Storytime.

Join us for Out & About Storytime at the Benson Park Goodwill store located at 4805 N 72nd St (72nd & Ames) from 10:30-11:00 on Friday, January 26.

Guests at Goodwill’s Out & About Storytime will also enjoy snacks, stickers and a coupon for one FREE book to take home!

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Storytime at Goodwill

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Customer Appreciation Days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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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).

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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!

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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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#ThriftyThursday – Reserve 99, a whole new experience

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You read that right – as of tomorrow, Reserve: Goodwill in the Market will become Reserve 99: Goodwill in the Market.  A small name change, but a HUGE shopping change.

Reserve 99 will feature clothing for men, women, and children of all ages & sizes – all priced at only $.99.  This unique shopping starts tomorrow at 11 a.m.  Rumor has it there will be cookies, too!

In the meantime, we are busy working on redesigning the entire store.  Shelves are being moved around, the stage has been dismantled, and dozens of new clothing racks are coming in.

In true #ThriftyThursday fashion, I’m going to show you a sample of some AWESOME stuff you can get at the Reserve for only $.99, starting tomorrow at 11 a.m.

 

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Look at all of these awesome purses.  All $.99.

 

 

 

 

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The Reserve was always our wedding dress headquarters, now these great dresses are only $.99.  How cool would it be to tell all your wedding guests that your dress was less than one dollar?!

 

 

 

 

 

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We’ll have something for everyone, kids included.  Here is a wide variety of shorts and pants for your young ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These $.99 ties would be a stylish addition to any man’s wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

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For a more casual look – all of this denim is only $.99 each!  Reserve will have dress pants, shorts, and skirts too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Need a spring jacket for your daughter?  This lightweight Columbia zip-up is the perfect color for spring.

 

 

 

 

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Here is some sweet Husker gear, including the cutest baby-sized red beanie.

 

 

 

 

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We’ll even have some household goods, Easter decorations, and record albums on Friday morning.

 

 

 

 

You’d be crazy to miss this grand re-opening.  Head to the Reserve (13 & Howard, Omaha) this weekend for some great deals.  We are so excited about this rebranding – can’t wait to see everyone this weekend!

 

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