Goodwill of Central Arizona Blog

September 10, 2015

Take the Little Black Dress Challenge

From September 12-25, visit any Goodwill location to find and repurpose the iconic Little Black Dress—change the length, alter the fit, shorten the sleeves, etc. on any FOUND DRESS. You’ll have a chance to win great prizes and showcase your … Continue reading
May 14, 2015

Goodwill Redesign Visit

Have you had a chance to stop in at Redesign By Goodwill? Here a are a few things in store at our furniture and home decor store. Redesign By Goodwill Redesign San Tan (Off the 202 and San Tan Village … Continue reading
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April 27, 2015

Goodwill DIY Nursery

Preparing for a new baby is an exciting, happy time. But, it can also be stressful with additional expenses. Goodwill can help parents to be create a one-of-a-kind nursery for a fraction of the cost. One North Central couple found … Continue reading
March 12, 2015

Spring Cleaning in Seven Simple Steps

More than 70 percent of Americans engage in the annual tradition of spring cleaning. There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes from getting a fresh start. For most people, though, the pleasure comes only after the work is finished. Your … Continue reading
February 9, 2015

Show Us Your Goodwill Contest

We need your stuff. Pronto. Goodwill needs your donations. Whether it’s your Pink Polka Dotted Poncho or your Little Lime Lamp, Goodwill is in need of new donations to continue their mission of creating new jobs right here in Arizona. … Continue reading
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October 1, 2014

Goodwill Halloween Costume Contest Kicks Off

Now that it’s officially October, we’re kicking off Goodwill’s annual Show Us Your Costume Costume Contest! Here’s how to enter: 1.    Buy any items at Goodwill and you’ll receive an “I shopped at Goodwill” sign (provided at checkout). 2.    Take … Continue reading
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August 7, 2014

Goodwill Career Center at The Salvation Army

Goodwill of Central Arizona and The Salvation Army have partnered to offer career services on-site at the Salvation Army. The Goodwill Career Center, located on-site at The Salvation Army Southwest Division’s Phoenix headquarters, is open to the public and offers … Continue reading
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July 17, 2014

Wedding Dresses Now At Goodwill in Mesa

Goodwill of Central Arizona has opened a new Bridal Clearance Center, located inside Goodwill at Main and Recker, 6120 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205. Goodwill Bridal Clearance features hundreds of wedding gowns and formal wear. The Bridal Clearance Center … Continue reading
May 14, 2014

Goodwill Career Center Opens at Salvation Army

Goodwill of Central Arizona and The Salvation Army Southwest Division celebrated a first-of-its-kind partnership with the opening of a Goodwill Career Center on-site at The Salvation Army’s Phoenix headquarters on Tuesday, May 13. Nearly 100 community members representing organizations from … Continue reading
May 8, 2014

Donate Electronics That You No Longer Need

Old laptops, keyboards, and stereos – as technology changes, old electronics accumulate quickly and end up taking up space in  your home. Goodwill, as part of the Dell Reconnect program, is where unwanted and no-longer needed electronics can be dropped off … Continue reading
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April 4, 2014

10 Ways to Work a Job Fair

A job fair is one of the most valuable ways someone can spend their time when job searching. In this age of online applications, a job fair like the Goodwill Career Expo, is an opportunity to speak with a recruiter … Continue reading
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April 2, 2014

8 Tips For Attending The Goodwill Career Expo

The Goodwill Career Expo is April 10, 2014 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Here are 8 Do’s and Don’ts for attending the Goodwill Career Expo, or any hiring event. 1) Do research the participating companies, their available jobs, and what positions … Continue reading
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March 19, 2014

Host a Goodwill Donation Drive For Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Goodwill of Central Arizona is encouraging schools Valley-wide to hold donation drives and collect gently used clothing, books, shoes, and household items from family, friends and neighbors during the month of April. Participating schools … Continue reading
March 7, 2014

Megan and Todd’s Goodwill Wedding

  This past February, hundreds of brides found their perfect wedding dress at the Goodwill Bridal Boutique. Getting a great deal on a dress at Goodwill is just the start to saving hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars by shopping at … Continue reading
February 14, 2014

7 Tips For Shopping The Goodwill Bridal Sale

  Here’s everything you need to know for shopping the Goodwill Bridal Boutique on Saturday, February 15! 1) The Goodwill Bridal Expo is Saturday, February 15 at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel near Westgate. 2) Doors open at 10 a.m. The … Continue reading
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January 10, 2014

Goodwill Wedding Dress Sale Bridal Boutique

Save the date! The Goodwill Wedding Dress Sale Bridal Boutique is Saturday, February 15 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa. We’re bringing all of our bridal and formal wear out for one special day! Shop thousands of new and … Continue reading
November 23, 2013

Donate Through The Working Poor Tax Credit

At Goodwill of Central Arizona, our mission is to Put People To Work. Goodwill is making a difference in our community, and you can too. When you donate to Goodwill through the Working Poor Tax Credit,  100% of your tax … Continue reading
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November 20, 2013

Holiday Specials at Goodwill

Special Discount Days are back at Goodwill! Save even more this holiday season during the special discount days below. Specials valid on dates listed below during November and December 2013.
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October 16, 2013

October Goodwill Discounts

Save even more when you shop at Goodwill this October with special discounts all month long! *Discounts not valid on seasonal, Halloween merchandise, new goods or food/drink unless stated.
September 10, 2013

Goodwill Halloween: Show Us Your Costume Fan Favorite 2013

This Halloween, we’re excited to announce a new category in the Goodwill Halloween Show Us Your Costume Contest: Fan Favorite! New this year, costume entrants have the opportunity to upload their costume to the Goodwill of Central Arizona Facebook page to … Continue reading
August 27, 2013

Goodwill Sales

Shopping at Goodwill is a good way to score thrifty finds and great deals. Additionally, there are  opportunities to save  even more. At Goodwill, we offer special merchandise sales each day. Here is breakdown of Goodwill sales: – Friday through Wednesday, … Continue reading
August 19, 2013

Goodwill at 17th Ave and Camelback: Grand Relocation

On Friday, August 16, Goodwill of Central Arizona celebrated the grand opening of our new store at 17th Ave and Camelback. This is a new location on the South side of Camelback that replaces the store on the North side. … Continue reading
August 8, 2013

Good Fix-Ups – Furniture & Pinterest Projects

At Goodwill, we often spot dressers, end tables and other furniture pieces at Goodwill just waiting to be repurposed for new use. With a bit of effort, these furniture pieces can be refreshed and repurposed in to a custom piece … Continue reading
July 15, 2013

5 Things To Know About Goodwill Job Fairs

Goodwill of Central Arizona hosts multiple job fairs each month at Goodwill Career Centers, and larger hiring events and career fairs periodically for local companies that are hiring. Here are 5 things to know about Goodwill hosted job fairs: #1 … Continue reading
July 1, 2013

Christmas in July at Goodwill

You may have noticed that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Goodwill! Escape the summer heat and take advantage of rare discounts on holiday merchandise during Christmas in July at Goodwill! Like gifts waiting under the tree, … Continue reading
June 19, 2013

5 Tips for an Easy Goodwill AZ Donation

  Earlier this week, we came across a great blog post from Earth911, 8 Tips for an Easy Goodwill Drop-off, that features helpful suggestions to ensure an easy donation drop-off at Goodwill. We decided to take the advice given a few … Continue reading
June 18, 2013

Host a Goodwill Donation Drive

Interested in raising money for your school, church or other non-profit organization? Earn big dollars for your non-profit organization by partnering with Goodwill of Central Arizona to host a donation drive. Our new donation drive program is an excellent opportunity … Continue reading
June 11, 2013

Repurposed Antique Sewing Machine Table

When shopping at Goodwill, often times there are antique, retro, and vintage finds just waiting to be repurposed in new ways. We came across this blog post at and what stuck out most was the repurposed antique sewing table, … Continue reading
June 4, 2013

Goodwill at Warner and McQueen Grand Re-Opening

Thank you to the Gilbert community and our friends who came from all over the Valley to celebrate the newly remodeled Goodwill at Warner and McQueen this past Friday. Here are photos from this morning’s ribbon cutting. Grand Opening days … Continue reading
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May 24, 2013

Goodwill Redesign Sale for Memorial Day

Goodwill Redesign stores are having a Memorial Day Weekend Sale this Friday, May 24 through Monday May 27! Our recent trip to Goodwill Redesign. Goodwill Redesign 101 and Thunderbird in Peoria 8679 W Ludlow Drive Peoria, AZ 85381 Goodwill Redesign … Continue reading
May 15, 2013

A Visit to Goodwill Redesign

When you shop Goodwill Redesign stores, you’ll find a mix of new and used furniture and home décor items. If you haven’t visited Redesign, be sure to stop by to check out recent new arrivals of furniture and home décor … Continue reading
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May 6, 2013

Goodwill Job Fair Palooza

On May 7, 2013, Goodwill of Central Arizona will host Job Fair Palooza. Employers all across the Valley will be at each Goodwill Career Center hiring for open positions across a variety of industries and skill levels. Goodwill Career Centers … Continue reading
April 25, 2013

Thank You, Goodwill Volunteers!

From assisting job seekers in our Career Centers, to providing support at special events, our Goodwill volunteers play a critical role in our efforts to put people to work. In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, Goodwill of Central Arizona will … Continue reading
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April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day and here at Goodwill of Central Arizona, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to highlight how your donations to Goodwill are good for both the environment and our community. When you donate to Goodwill, you’re … Continue reading
April 10, 2013

Goodwill Fountain Hills Grand Opening

Goodwill Grand Opening – Fountain Hills Store, April 12 We invite you to join us this Friday, April 12 for the Grand Opening of our newest Goodwill  in Fountain Hills, located at 13757 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at … Continue reading
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April 1, 2013

Goodwill at 32nd St and Thomas Grand Opening

Goodwill of Central Arizona celebrated the grand opening of our newest store, the Goodwill at 32nd St and Thomas on Friday, March 30. Crowds lined up early and the line of shoppers wrapped around the store and out through the … Continue reading
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March 28, 2013

Goodwill at 32nd St and Thomas

We’re getting ready to celebrate the grand opening of the Goodwill on 32nd St and Thomas on Friday, March 29. Join us for the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. when we officially open the doors. The first 150 shoppers in line … Continue reading
March 22, 2013

Pavilions at Talking Stick Goodwill Store Spotlight

The Pavilions at Talking Stick Goodwill store, located at 8959 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale, offers great Goodwill finds at bargain prices. This store opened in 2011 and is easily accessible from the 101 in the East Valley. We … Continue reading
March 15, 2013

Arizona Gives Day – Join Goodwill

March 20, 2013 is Arizona Gives Day, a day for Arizonans to come together to make donations online to their favorite nonprofit – one day only! As a result of services provided by Goodwill of Central Arizona, more than 15,000 job placements were … Continue reading
March 7, 2013

Top 10 Pins of Pinterest Goodwill Projects

We searched Pinterest to find pins of our favorite Pinterest Goodwill projects (this was a tough task, but we took it on!). Here are our Top 10 Pins of Pinterest Goodwill Projects. #10. This shelf turned sewing/craft station. We especially … Continue reading
March 1, 2013

Goodwill Career Centers

Your donations to and purchases at Goodwill of Central Arizona support programs and services that “Put People to Work”  through the efforts of Goodwill Career Centers. Each year, Goodwill places thousands of people in jobs in our community (over 15,000 … Continue reading
February 21, 2013

Antiques at Goodwill – Think Thrift

Antiques at Goodwill – Think Thrift Thursday Goodwill is the place to find great deals on everyday items. Often though, when browsing the aisles and searching the shelves, you’ll find something a bit out of the ordinary, like antiques at … Continue reading
February 15, 2013

Goodwill Harlem Shake

Goodwill employees came together to break it down in our version of the Harlem Shake – the Goodwill Harlem shake. While dancing around in clothes and other merchandise from Goodwill is fun, we couldn’t leave out the importance of your … Continue reading
February 15, 2013

We ♥ our Goodwill Shoppers and Donors

Do you love shopping at Goodwill? Great – because we love our Goodwill shoppers and donors! Your purchases and donations to Goodwill are what make it possible for Goodwill to provide job training and employment services to job seekers in … Continue reading
February 7, 2013

Top 5 Home Decorations

Top 5 Home Decorations to Buy at Goodwill If you’ve moved to a new home or want a new look for a room, save money by shopping at Goodwill for home decorations. Here are our Top 5 Home Decorations that … Continue reading
February 2, 2013

Donate to Goodwill

Donate to Goodwill Have you taken time recently to set aside your no longer needed or gently used items? Then the next step is to donate them to your nearest Goodwill location. Goodwill donation centers are located all across the … Continue reading
January 24, 2013

Save on Luggage – Think Thrift Thursday:

Today for Think Thrift Thursday we’d like to share our favorite Goodwill find of the day that we spotted being rang up at the register, and on their way out the door. This pair of Ralph Lauren suitcases retail for … Continue reading
January 22, 2013

Goodwill Career Centers

Goodwill of Central Arizona Puts People to Work! Shopping at Goodwill is a great way to score great bargains and deals, and also when you donate to Goodwill you’re helping the local community. Just how does donating to Goodwill help … Continue reading
January 17, 2013

Dollar Day at Goodwill – $1 Antique Piano

Color Tag Dollar Day at Goodwill Thursday’s are Color Tag Dollar Day at Goodwill and they’re always a good opportunity to find great items at bargain prices. Sometimes though, there are truly amazing deals in store. Today, as part of … Continue reading
January 14, 2013

It’s cold outside! Goodwill can help you keep warm.

Cover your plants with sheets from Goodwill. It’s cold outside! With freeze warnings continuing on here in the Phoenix-area, you’ll want to cover your plants to protect them from the cold. Sheets, tablecloths, pillowcases and towels can all be used … Continue reading
January 12, 2013

Happy Valley Goodwill – Store Spotlight

Goodwill shoppers who live up in the north part of the Valley in communities like Norterra and Anthem can find great deals and bargains when shopping at the Happy Valley Goodwill store. With a large selection of men’s clothing, women’s … Continue reading
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January 7, 2013

7 Items to Shop Goodwill For First

Here are seven items that you’ll want to shop a Goodwill thrift store first for, rather than purchasing at a traditional retail store. You’re practically guaranteed to find these items at Goodwill, and we feel there’s really no reason to … Continue reading
December 28, 2012

Donate to Goodwill by Dec.31!

Happy New Year! The new year is just a few days away. Why not take some time this weekend to clear out your gently-used and no-longer-needed items to donate to Goodwill? You’ll clear out space for new holiday purchases and … Continue reading
December 27, 2012

Thrift Store Shopping at Goodwill

Thrift store shopping at Goodwill is always an adventure. You never truly know what sort of unique, rare, or one-of-a-kind items you’ll find. Sometimes on the shelves is exactly what you’re looking for, or that perfect find you never knew … Continue reading
December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from Goodwill

Happy Holidays from Goodwill It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of December. This holiday season as we reflect back on 2012, we’re proud to share that here at Goodwill of Central Arizona, we’ve placed nearly 15,000 people … Continue reading
December 22, 2012

Goodwill at 40th St and Thunderbird – Store Spotlight

Today’s Store Spotlight highlights the Goodwill at 40th St and Thunderbird in North Phoenix. Located at 3901 E Thunderbird Rd in Phoenix,  this store has a large selection of men’s, woman’s, and children’s clothing, housewares, furniture, shoes and more. So … Continue reading
December 19, 2012

White Elephant Gift Ideas

Searching for a white elephant gift this holiday season? Stop by your nearest Goodwill location to find a great place to find a fun, unique and one-of-a-kind item for a white elephant gift exchange. If you’ve never heard of a … Continue reading
December 17, 2012

Redesign 101 and Thunderbird

New Redesign 101 and Thunderbird Goodwill of Central Arizona celebrated the opening of our new Redesign store at 101 and Thunderbird in Peoria. Redesign offers new and gently used furniture at bargain prices, and although it was a cold and … Continue reading
December 5, 2012

Goodwill Redesign – A Sneak Peek

A sneak peek at the New Goodwill Redesign store. Goodwill’s new Redesign furniture store is set to open next week on Friday, December 14 at 9 a.m. This is the second Goodwill Redesign store. The other Redesign store is located … Continue reading
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December 3, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Goodwill of Central Arizona Goodwill of Central Arizona has one, single Mission: to Put People to Work. Thousands of Arizonans every year rely on the services that we provide in order to learn the skills they … Continue reading
November 29, 2012

Christmas Holiday Decorations – Think Thrift

Christmas Holiday Decorations at Goodwill Christmas holiday decorations from Goodwill are an inexpensive way to dress your home up for the season. Goodwill stores have a large assortment of festive and fun items. From ornaments and stockings to gift bags … Continue reading
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November 24, 2012

Store Spotlight: 61st Ave

Store Spotlight: 61st Ave and Bell For this week’s store spotlight, we visited the Goodwill at 61st Ave and Bell in Glendale. This is a newer Goodwill location that opened this past May. “Since opening, the store has received a … Continue reading
November 19, 2012

A Special Thanksgiving Message

A Special Thanksgiving Message With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we’re spending time this week reflecting on all that we are thankful for here at Goodwill of Central Arizona where our mission is to put people to work. When … Continue reading
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November 15, 2012

Think Thrift: Here’s the Deal

Here’s the Deal Here’s the deal on Thrifty Thursday, and other days to save big at Goodwill. Thursdays are a pretty big deal here at Goodwill of Central Arizona thrift stores. They’re $1 Color Tag Day. All items of a … Continue reading
November 14, 2012

5 Easy Thanksgiving Ideas from Goodwill

Thanksgiving is just one week away (we can’t believe it either!). To help you prepare, here are 5 Easy Thanksgiving Ideas from Goodwill. 1) Create a Unique Centerpiece and Tablescape Setting The Thanksgiving turkey will of course be the main … Continue reading
November 9, 2012

Goodwill Halloween Costume Round Up

Annual Goodwill Halloween Costume Contest Every year in the fall, Goodwill of Central Arizona hosts a Halloween costume contest that invites our shoppers to show us their costumes. Even though Goodwill is the Official Sponsor of Halloween and there’s no … Continue reading
November 9, 2012

Think Thrift: Warm Clothes for Fall

Warm Clothes for Fall at Goodwill This weekend a major cool down is expected in our Arizona temperatures. Shopping at Goodwill is a great way to save money on warm clothes like coats and jackets for fall. We visited our … Continue reading
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November 1, 2012

Think Thrift: Furniture at Goodwill

This week for Thrifty Thursday, we spent some time in shopping for furniture at Goodwill. If you’re moving in to a new home, or just looking to redecorate, Goodwill is a great place to shop for furniture. When shopping for … Continue reading
October 30, 2012

Celebrate Halloween with Goodwill

Goodwill is the Official Sponsor of Halloween, and this week we’ve gone all out to celebrate Halloween. So whether you need a last minute costume or want to scare your friends with spooky decorations, we’ve got you covered. Need a … Continue reading
October 27, 2012

Store Spotlight – New Goodwill Store at Scottsdale Road and Thunderbird

New Goodwill Store at Scottsdale Road and Thunderbird For today’s Store Spotlight, we’re featuring our newest store location, the Thunderbird Square Goodwill store at Scottsdale Road and Thunderbird (14202 N. Scottsdale Road). Shoppers gathered early (or late, with some arriving … Continue reading
October 25, 2012

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

The clock is ticking and there’s less than a week until Halloween! Do you have a costume yet? If not, we’ve got you covered with last minute Halloween costume ideas and can help you create the perfect look. With vintage … Continue reading
October 23, 2012

2012 Goodwill Halloween Commercial

2012 Goodwill Halloween Commercial Don’t be scared! We know there’s only a little more than a week to go before Halloween, and not having a Halloween costume yet can be frightening. At Goodwill, we’ve got you covered. Save time and … Continue reading
October 18, 2012

Think Thrift: Goodwill McClintock Store

Goodwill McClintock Store Grand Opening Today is Thrifty Thursday at Goodwill of Central Arizona, and we’d like to highlight the Goodwill McClintock Store grand opening at 1546 E. Southern in Tempe. We received a very warm reception from the local … Continue reading
October 16, 2012

Halloween Home Decorations at Goodwill

Halloween Home Decorations Smiling jack-o-lanterns, creepy (fake) spiders, and an assortment of fall-themed merchandise fill the shelves this time of year. Get inspired and transform your home with a few ideas for Halloween home decorations from The Goodwill Gal. Some … Continue reading
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October 13, 2012

Store Spotlight: Goodwill Redesign in Scottsdale

Store Spotlight: Goodwill Redesign in Scottsdale Goodwill of Central Arizona thrift stores are a great place to find deals on furniture and other items for your home. While each store has an entire section of furniture, our Redesign store features … Continue reading
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October 8, 2012

Columbus Day Shopping at Goodwill

Columbus Day Shopping at Goodwill – An Adventure In-Store Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492 on an adventure that that led to an unpredictable discovery. Visiting Goodwill can be a similar experience. You never know what great things you’ll find … Continue reading
October 4, 2012

Think Thrift: Goodwill “Best Thrift Store for Vintage Cookware”

Thrifty Thursday: Goodwill “Best Thrift Store for Vintage Cookware” It’s Thrifty Thursday, and we feel pretty strongly that shopping at Goodwill is always a win-win scenario. Our shoppers find great deals on an amazing finds, and purchases help support programs … Continue reading
September 29, 2012

Store Spotlight: Lake Pleasant Goodwill

Store Spotlight: Lake Pleasant Goodwill One of the newest Goodwill stores bringing great deals to local shoppers is our Lake Pleasant store. Located at 83rd Avenue and Lake Pleasant Road in North Peoria, this Goodwill is one of our largest … Continue reading
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September 26, 2012

What do you mean cheap furniture?

What do you mean cheap furniture? Whether it’s for your living room, dining room, bedroom, patio or any other room in your home, Goodwill is great place to shop for good deals on furniture. From dining tables, to bedroom sets, … Continue reading
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September 20, 2012

Think Thrift Thursday: $1 Color Tag Day

At Goodwill of Central Arizona, everyday you’ll find great deals on clothing, shoes, handbags, housewares, small appliances, and so much more. If you’re looking for an even greater bargain, Thursdays are a great day to shop Goodwill. Every Thursday is … Continue reading
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September 18, 2012

Moving? Donate to Goodwill.

Getting ready to move? If so, than we’re sure you know moving can be stressful. Here’s the “good” news, Goodwill is here to help make the process a bit easier. You probably have a lot of no-longer-needed items around your … Continue reading
September 15, 2012

Store Spotlight: Dysart

If you’re a bargain shopper in the West Valley, you may have noticed a new option for thrift shopping on the scene, Goodwill of Central Arizona’s newest location, the Dysart store. Located in Litchfield Park at Camelback and Dysart roads, … Continue reading
August 30, 2012

Celebrate Labor Day with Goodwill

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s a great time of year to support Goodwill’s mission of helping local Arizonans find fulfilling careers. Every time you shop or donate to Goodwill, you’re supporting career services for disadvantaged Arizonans. Here … Continue reading

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