ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 3, 2019 — This Halloween, if you are looking for something creepy, kooky and mysteriously spooky, shop for one-of-a-kind costumes at Goodwill and see the new movie, The Addams Family. Goodwill has teamed up with MGM and United Artists Releasing for the release of this animated movie opening in theaters on Friday, October 11. Together, we’re spreading the word that Goodwill is THE place to find and build unique costume creations.
Participating Goodwill organizations, which operate the stores and donation centers in their regions, are partnering with the first family of Halloween to create co-branded marketing materials and work locally with studio publicity teams on promotional events to encourage people to shop at Goodwill stores and see The Addams Family movie. In addition, The Addams Family has taken over the 2019 Goodwill Halloween landing page at www.goodwill.org/halloween to help visitors with Halloween costume and décor inspirations.
With 82 percent of the U.S. population living within 10 miles of a Goodwill store, Goodwill is a treasure trove and the #1 Halloween destination for consumers. Shopping at Goodwill also provides benefits to the local community as the revenue from the sale of goods creates employment placement, job training and career services, including résumé writing, dress etiquette, skills building and interview training. Each donation and purchase at Goodwill empowers people to work and sets them on a path to financial independence. Shopping at Goodwill also supports environmental sustainability by helping communities extend the life of usable items in environmentally sound ways and prevents items from piling up in local landfills. Last year, Goodwill organizations collectively recovered the value in more than four billion pounds of clothing and textiles and gave them a second life.
This Halloween, consumers are encouraged to visit their local Goodwill to find clothing and accessories – including used and new goods – to help them put together the perfect costume without breaking the bank.