By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2007
Jesse Smith, book shop manager at Goodwill’s Garnett location, replenishes reading stock on a daily basis at all Goodwill stores in the Tulsa area.
With children and young adults heading back to school this month, there are some great savings to be found at Goodwill on back-to-school items. Shoppers will find all sizes of children’s clothing at the everyday price of $1.99 in each store. Since savings are so significant, parents will most likely have funds left over to find up-to-date fashions for themselves at a fraction of department store prices.
In addition to its everyday value pricing, Goodwill will be featuring back-to school children’s clothing at special discounted prices. For one day only, Saturday, August 11, the Goodwill Back-to-School Sale will be running. During this sale, all children’s clothing will be 50 percent off the regular price. The sale will be effective at all Goodwill store locations from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Women’s fashions include a selection of junior styles for teenagers and college students. Regular prices for women’s and teens’ fashions start at $2.99. Adult and teen sizes will be regular price on August 11 with some designated specials priced at a discount. Brenda Dukes, manager at the Garnett store, suggests, “High school and college students might want to check out this season’s styles and trends in magazines and department stores and then come to Goodwill to find their basics and stretch their fashion budgets.”
If your son or daughter attends a school where uniforms are required, check out Goodwill. The store carries both khaki pants and shirts that are uniform-approved at some schools.
Goodwill’s Mary Ann Stockwell, sales associate, and Jaime Monroe, assistant store manager, look over some of the new children’s clothing that arrives daily at Goodwill’s Garnett location.
Goodwill has extensive collections of books for sale at two store locations in Tulsa: 2800 Southwest Blvd. and 102 S. Garnett Road. These bookstores feature everything from children’s books to college textbooks. Both locations are great resources for students, teachers and for those looking to read a new book.
Jesse Smith, book shop manager at Goodwill’s Garnett location, adds, “We have an eclectic mix of best sellers and hard-to-find fiction and non-fiction titles.” Paperbacks are priced at 70 percent off publishers’ prices and hardback books are priced individually, averaging between $2 and $4 per book.” Collectors’ books and first editions are specially priced. Great savings can also be found on the selection of current college textbooks and technical books.
Additional merchandise that can be found in all Goodwill stores includes shoes, purses, jewelry and accessories, house wares, collectibles, toys, records, CD’s, DVD’s, electronics, decorative art and home décor. Furniture items are only available at the store on Southwest Boulevard.
The selection, variety and pricing make each visit to Goodwill an adventure. Frequent shoppers consider Goodwill a “fashion gold mine.” Stop in today for a variety of discounted, quality items. Do not miss the back-to-school sale happening August 11.
With eight Goodwill locations throughout Tulsa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Bartlesville, Joplin and McAlester, there are some truly great values to be found at Goodwill stores. All stores are open seven days each week, and each stocks new inventory daily, assuring a fresh selection. Shop frequently for great finds.
Visit www.goodwilltulsa.org for locations.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.