For many, Labor Day is associated with the end of summer, a three-day weekend and the start of a new school year. My social media has been flooded with pictures of kids holding up their “First Day of School” signs while sporting a new outfit.
If there’s one thing I love more than thrift shopping, it’s traveling. And I really, really love being able to combine the two. Summer travel season is here and below are a few reasons you might want to add hitting up a Goodwill to your travel itinerary.
This week the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program turns 23. A human services program that provides assistance temporarily to families with children in poverty has been proven to be both vital to short- and long-term success for families and children.
Meet Robert Frank, a donation attendant and utility worker at a Goodwill store in suburban Chicago. Robert suffered physical abuse as a child, including blows to the head that left him with a cognitive disability. With support from Goodwill, he learned to read and write. At age 65, he read a book for the first time, giving him new confidence and a more positive outlook on life.
Two Goodwills joined forces to help move people into personal stability. One year later, both nonprofits have benefited and so have many people who are now in careers that fulfil and sustain them.
It’s starting. Back to school flyers are popping up in mailboxes and store advertisements are hinting at long lists of items students need for back to school. And as students scramble to finish up their summer reading assignments, teachers are already handing in their final lesson plans for the year and are starting to get their classrooms organized for fall.
As Labor Day swiftly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the inevitable. The end of lazy summer days and the start of classes. Before heading back to school, I would always make sure to plan my first few days of outfits.
After reaching the budget deal that we shared last week, both the House and Senate are in recess until after Labor Day. Typically, lawmakers spend their summer break back in the district, meeting with constituents, hosting town halls, and even touring local Goodwill® organizations to see the mission in action.