Friday, April 25, 2014

Goodwill Hunting


During my few years of blogging,
 I have always shopped at the Goodwill outlet-
Long before my blog began, 
I have been a great supporter of Goodwill-
My parents always donated clothing we grew out of
 and household items we didnt use anymore.

"Goodwill has been in existence since 1948-
it has empowered those individuals 
with special needs in acquiring marketable job skills-
The revenue from the donations and 
the resale of these items help fund 
employment training programs-"

- I can't think of a better organization to support.

It is filled to the brim with some peoples trash and
 if you're lucky, it's sure to become your treasure!

I have found furniture for .99 cents, frames, oil paintings, 
crafts, holiday decor, birthday presents and
 many other bits of lovelies-

I have recycled, repurposed and refinished 
many of my finds over the years-

As I look around my home, every room has an added piece of character which is from Goodwill-

You need to enter the store without any expectations- 
sometimes you will leave empty handed but 
usually some tidbit catches your eye and visions 
of what it can be, swim in your head- 

I thought I'd take a walk down memory lane
 to share with you some of my favorite 
goodwill treasures and transformations-

click on the pics to view the steps..














I love Goodwill- 
it is not only a place to get great buys and a donation center-

"It is a non-profit provider of job training and career services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages-Its main mission - to help put people to work-
As we know, work helps build self-confidence, independence and especially dignity-"

So, the next time you think about bagging up some slightly used items, think about donating them to the Goodwill stores near you-
you are helping someone get a job.

Check out my Goodwill page to see all of my Goodwill finds and the before and afters of my treasures!
You can find them all here.

Take care, gotta fly-


Claire