Sarasota, Fla. – According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 158 million Americans willcelebrate everything ghoulish and spooky this Halloween – and spend almost $7 billion doing it. That’s why Goodwill Manasota is announcing a plan to help consumers put together the perfect costume at a price that won’t scare their bank accounts.
“The best way to save is to use your imagination,” said Bob Rosinsky, President & CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “Our vast selection of unique, donated items and new goods can help the Halloween ‘Do-it-Yourselfers’ (DIYers) and bargain hunters put together an awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind costume that is affordable,” said Rosinsky.
Halloween shoppers looking to bypass the high-cost costume shops and mall retailers will find one of the largest and most varied selections of costumes in the area,along with all of the accessories needed to complete their spooktacular look, at Goodwill. Most costume apparel pieces at Goodwill range in price from $3.99 to $14.99. Accessory prices range from $0.99 to $9.99.
There are added benefits to shopping at Goodwill too. When consumers purchase pre-packaged costumes, they run the risk of having the same costume as someone else. At Goodwill, they can find fresh items every day that can be made into unique costumes, such as princess dresses, cowboy attire, clothing from different eras, and more. In addition, Goodwill offers consumers the bonus of supporting programs and services in our community.
“By choosing to shop at Goodwill for Halloween, people can feel good that they are helping to keep clothing and other items out of local landfills, and that they are supporting vital services and programs for their neighbors who are blind, visually impaired or have other barriers to independence,” said Rosinsky.
Check out the DIY Halloween blog post on the Goodwill Manasota website for more ideas and information at www.experiencegoodwill.org, or stop by any one of the local Goodwill store locations.
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. For more than 110 years, Goodwill has provided opportunities through such programs as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, HomeBuyer’s Club, Mission Development Services, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill continues to assist people with disabilities and barriers to opportunity by changing lives through the power of work. Goodwill Manasota, Inc. is legally organized under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. We are accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is NOT owned by any individual or company.