Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Style and Savings

By Hannah Lelie
A&E Editor

Looking great doesn’t always mean you have to drain your wallet. This year it seems like everyone is sporting something from Goodwill. But supporting this foundation doesn’t just save you money, it also helps out your community. Some people have the misconception that only the impoverished should be shopping at Goodwill but that is where they’re wrong.
  Goodwill’s mission is not just to clothe people who can’t afford department names. Goodwill says their mission is “working to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.” Goodwill helps train people with disabilities, poor education, or other employment challenges with a custom job training program. Goodwill is not the only local non-profit organization supporting our local community, Impact thrift store, also helps local charities. By supporting these non-profit charities you not only get great style for less but help out your local community.      
  Goodwill and Impact are phenomenal options for a high schooler's budget. Not only will you save more but it can be something you can do will your friends or family on the weekend. It’s like a treasure hunt, finding little gems that you love. It’s also a great place to buy birthday presents or holiday gifts.
Some of the items found in these chain charity stores can look similar to items found in Urban Outfitters or other name brand department stores for a lot less. Each piece of clothing you find at these thrift stores is unique and a special find. You can get the style you love for a lot less and help out a great cause too.

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