Bet You Didn't Know You Could Find That at Goodwill!

By: Kristen Guilfoos Email
By: Kristen Guilfoos Email

What if we told you there's a way to save money, look fabulous and help some folks right here in northcentral Wisconsin turn their lives around?

It's as easy as shopping at Goodwill. It didn't take us long to find some bargain hunters. One shopper we spoke with told us she was after Calvin Klein shirts. "Usually they're like 30 bucks in the store. Today is pink ticket day, so i got them half price, so they're like two bucks."

I was convinced. So I channeled my own inner frugal fashionista and got in on the sale searching. Afterall, prices like that are just too good to resist!

I found a practically brand new Ann Taylor jacket for $8.99. It would easily go for more than $150 dollar at the store.

We found lots more where that came from. High end brands for low prices. We're talking Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft,Talbots to name a few.

Together, the Wausau Goodwill stores bring in about $4 million a year. That's whole lot of nine dollar jackets.

All the money goes towards helping those in our community who need it most. People with disabilities, people who need an education, need a job, or just need a way to feed and clothe their kids.

When you shop there, you're not just saving money, you're saving someone's life.

Someone like Jill Preston. She says, "I work 30 hours a week. I love it. I really do. I look forward to going to work everyday."

But before Goodwill, her life was quite different. "I was lonely, very unhappy. Down in the dumps. Screwed up. I really needed help", she says.

"So, oh I'm so very thankful to Goodwill for everything that they've done for me, everything they've taught me and how good of a person they've made me become."

I'll confess, I'm not the world's best bargain shopper. So if i can do it, anyone can.

To prove it, all week long on Sunrise 7 I'll be wearing outfits I bought at Goodwill, and I'll be sharing just what fantastic deals they were.

What’s the best deal you’ve gotten at Goodwill? Share your thoughts with us at our Facebook page.

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