Goodwill offering affordable prices on back-to-school items

Richmonders encouraged to shop around at Goodwill during tax free holiday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Goodwill announced that the company will be offering affordable prices for back-to-school items during Virginia’s tax-free weekend.

From the basics such as notebooks and backpacks to electronics, such as computers, keyboards, mouse and lighting; Goodwill has all the things you would traditionally need for back to school but at half the price.

“(What) we really want to be for parents is be the solution for those things that they’re having to buy,” said Director of Marketing and Communications, Laura Faison.

As many school systems in the area prepare to kick off their virtual or hybrid school year, Faison says she wants families to stay positive that they’ll find things to help adjust to the new normal.

“People don’t think to come to Goodwill for things like computers, headphones, printers, screens, ink cartilages; Goodwill has all of those things,” said Faison. “There’s no reason that a family should have to go out and spend hundreds of dollars to set up school within their home.”

And since you’re saving a couple of bucks, a new wardrobe is encouraged to help ensure students look and feel their best.

“The options that you’ll find in a Goodwill are exactly what family needs right now when they’re strapped financially,” said Faison.

With times being challenging, Faison says shopping at a local a Goodwill not only saves you money but gives back and teaches kids the value of a dollar.

“You can find name brand items that still has a lot of life left in them, and show kids the value of saving and reinvesting in their community,” said Faison.

Along with school supplies, Goodwill’s whole store will be tax-free until Sunday at 6 p.m.

To learn more about Goodwill and to find a location near you, click here.

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