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    Get Inspired by the Ghostbusters and Pick Up Your Fun and Fashionable Halloween Costumes at Goodwill®

    Goodwill and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Partner to Celebrate Halloween and Announce the October 11 Release of Ghostbusters on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital

    Rockville, MD – The Halloween season is in full swing and millions of shoppers have made Goodwill their Halloween headquarters. The more than 3,200 Goodwill stores across the United States and Canada are great places to find the clothing and accessories needed to build unique and fabulous costumes on a budget.

    This season, Goodwill is partnering with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for the release of the Ghostbusters movie on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital, beginning on October 11. Shoppers can find clothing at Goodwill to portray the characters in the movie and items to create their signature accessories, such as proton packs, headwear, glasses and shoes. Visit goodwill.org/Halloween to view video tutorials on creating your favorite Ghostbusters-inspired costume.

    Goodwill shoppers can take pride in knowing that their Halloween purchase at Goodwill helps people in their local communities. Goodwill’s store revenues help fund job placement, training and career services that help people find jobs, build their careers and care for their families. Goodwill provides training in specialized industries such as health care, hospitality and retail, as well as services such as career counseling, mentoring, computer classes and financial education for people searching for employment.

    “Goodwill is a trusted Halloween DIY expert. Let Goodwill help you find a creative Halloween costume sure to impress your friends and family at your next party,” said Evette Rios, lifestyle expert, television host and Goodwill spokesperson. “Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween is even better knowing that your purchase helps Goodwill provide services to people looking for employment. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

    Goodwill recently completed its third annual Goodwill Halloween Poll, conducted by ORC International Research, which found that more adults will dress up for Halloween this year than last year. In addition, more than 50 percent of millennials (ages of 18 – 35) and 30 percent of adults over the age of 35 will attend Halloween parties. Goodwill is the perfect one-stop-shop for Halloween, where party-goers can get unique looks to celebrate the season.

    To find your nearest Goodwill store, visit goodwill.org/Halloween. For more results from the Goodwill Halloween Poll, click on this link to access the fact sheet http://bit.ly/GWHalloweenPolll.

    For more about Ghostbusters, visit www.getghostbusters.com.

    About Goodwill Industries International
    Goodwill Industries International is a network of 164 community-based organizations in the United States and Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. Goodwill is the #1 brand doing the most good in the world (Brand World Value Index, 2016) and is one of America’s top 20 most inspiring companies (Forbes, 2014). Goodwill organizations are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund employment placement services, job training programs and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,200 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill organizations also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food services preparation, and document imaging and shredding. Last year, Goodwill placed 312,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. Nearly two million people worked to build their career and financial assets by engaging with Goodwill team members. In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills. To learn more, visit goodwill.org.

    For more information or to find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at Goodwill.org or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl and @GoodwillCapHill, and find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.

    CONTACT:
    Charlene Sarmiento
    Public Relations Program Manager
    Goodwill Industries International
    (240) 333-5590
    charlene.sarmiento@goodwill.org

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