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Being Green this Halloween is Simple at Goodwill

Northern New England —Busy families can be earth friendly this Halloween by shopping at Goodwill® stores. Find everything you need at Goodwill to create a unique costume for yourself or your children. All you need is a little imagination to transform your child into a favorite superhero or fairy princess.

By shopping at Goodwill this Halloween, you are purchasing high-quality, affordable items and diverting them from landfills. The 26 Goodwill stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have items donated by nearly one million donors. This vast inventory includes anything you can imagine, from clothing in every color to apparel from different decades and accessories to transform an ordinary look into a fantastic costume.

“Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween is a simple step toward living a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Michelle Smith, Communications Manager for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Reusing and repurposing items from Goodwill stores are a fun way to make a unique Halloween costume for not a lot of money.”

Shopping at Goodwill is not just good for the planet. It also benefits people in northern New England. Revenue from Goodwill stores fund job training programs and career and community-based services for people with disabilities, those who lack education or work experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.

“In 2010, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England diverted more than 35 million pounds of used goods from landfills,” said Smith.  “Look no further than your nearest Goodwill store to find what you need to celebrate a green Halloween.” 

Halloween costume ideas for the whole family can be found at www.goodwillnne.org/halloween. Be sure to also check out the Thrifting Adventures blog, which will feature Halloween costumes idea throughout the month of October.

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