Year after year it's the same old conundrum. Kids want cool clothes to wear back to school. But parents are still feeling the effects of the recession.
Goodwill in Ahwatukee Foothills, 15633 S. 32nd St., has several popular brands that kids will like at a price parents can be happy with.
"I think people are just really being cautious and careful in every purchase they make nowadays," said Jackie Halleen, vice president of regional operations.
She noted that the donations they receive in the Ahwatukee store are of great quality.
"With kids' stuff it tends to stay pretty trendy because kids do grow so quickly," Halleen said. "Three months later you're replacing it because they've already grown an inch."
Kids' shirts start at $1.99 and pants start at $3.99, but there are even ways to find the clothes on sale. Every day items of a certain tag color or number are 50 percent off, and on Thursdays those items are $1. Also every other Saturday everything in the store is 50 percent off. The next half price Saturday is July 31.
For more information, call (480) 704-0645 or visit www.goodwill.org.
This week green tags and tags marked "Week 20" are half price at Goodwill in Ahwatukee, located at.
I found this Gevalia coffee maker with a "Week 20" sticker for $14.99, making it $7.50. Compare that to a new one for $89.99, that's quite a deal!
Tomorrow (June 5) is also their twice-monthly half price Saturdays sale where everything in the store is half off. Doors open at 9 a.m., be prepared to fight the crowd.
Phew! Now that the new website seems to be under control, the staff is going to attempt to start blogging again. Remember when we used to blog? Me neither.
Right now I'm just messing with the setup. Don't mind me. More Goodwill finds to come shortly.
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