Goodwill Boston Blogger Day 2012

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Despite the dismal evening and persistent drizzle of the rain this past Thursday, I headed out to the Morgan Memorial Goodwill facilities in Boston on Harrison Avenue for their Blogger Day event. The evening started with shopping in their main store where bloggers were treated with a 50% off coupon for their finds. After some shopping we were taken to their main building for refreshments and a short presentation by the Goodwill team. We were also treated to a tour of the outlet and distribution center. 

The team at Goodwill was fantastic! They were so enthusiastic about their work and the work that the organization does. Speaking of which, did you know that Goodwill is much more than a thrift store? Goodwill Boston specializes in helping people with disabilities and people re-entering the workforce obtain the job training and help they need to succeed. They also have youth programs ranging from mentoring to test prep. While shopping at Goodwill is certainly a start (86 cents from every dollar goes towards their mission), there is so much more that you can do! I know that I'm definitely on board to volunteer at future events with Goodwill Boston. I strongly encourage you to reach out to your local Goodwill and see how you can help beyond shopping. If you haven't been to a Goodwill before, now is the perfect time to scope one out. I found both my sterling silver serving trays for under $10 at the Goodwill, as well as a velvet Oscar de la Renta skirt for $14 a few of weeks ago. Talk about luck! 

I had a great time and it was a pleasure to meet some of the local Boston bloggers (Tara from Apartment Therapy, Lei Ann of Lei Ann Off Duty, Melissa from Shoestring Magazine, Christine of, Samantha of A Glimpse of Glamour, Keyse of Crocodile Tears, Seneca of Surrounded x Squares, Amanda of The Red Jet and Ashley of Oh Sweet William) as well as Marissa of New Dress A Day. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of these ladies and helping out at Goodwill in the future. Keep checking the blog for my finds! 

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