Wednesday, March 30, 2016

LAST Model Call for South Bend LBD is March 31

The LAST Model Call is tomorrow!

Thursday, March 31st from 5 pm - 6:30 pm at the Goodwill store located on E. Ireland Road in South Bend.

We are looking for female models that are at least 18 years old, between the sizes of: 0-24+

As a reminder, all who are interested MUST attend one of these open calls. Those chosen to be in the show will be notified by (approx.) April 10 at the latest.

See the flyer for more details!

Monday, March 28, 2016

First Model Call for South Bend LBD Fashion Show is March 30

The FIRST Model Call is just a few days away!

Wednesday, March 30th from 5pm - 7pm at the Goodwill store located on SR 23 in Granger, IN.

We are looking for female models that are at least 18 years old, between the sizes of: 0-24+

As a reminder, all who are interested MUST attend one of these open calls. Those chosen to be in the show will be notified by (approx.) April 10 at the latest.

See the flyer for more details!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

LBD Fashion Show Model Call~

We are THRILLED to announce the dates for the  Model Calls for this year's South Bend Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon.

We are looking for ladies who are at least 18 years old, between the sizes of 0 - 24+. No modeling experience necessary (actually, we prefer REAL ladies who love Goodwill to be our models!).

As a reminder, all who are interested MUST attend one of these open calls. Those chosen to be in the show will be notified by (approx.) April 10 at the latest.

See the flyer for more details!






Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bag Sale - February 13th!


February 13th is the day! 
Are you ready for this BIG sale? 

It's time again for Goodwill's famous BAG SALE! 

Yes, the rumors are true. Only $35 for everything* you can fit, shove, CRAM into the Goodwill Bag! (*some exclusions apply, see the flyer for details)

See you FEBRUARY 13th at one of the Goodwill of Michiana Stores!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

YOU aren't an MGB member?

 
Are you a regular shopper at Michiana area Goodwill Stores?

Are you an MGB Member?




Wait, WHAT?  You don't know what that is?


It seems everywhere we shop these days, we get enrolled in a new rewards program. These programs are amazing ways to save money... just by doing what we are already doing... SHOPPING! We at Goodwill love the idea of rewarding our regular customers for loyalty.

The Michiana Goodwill Boosters program does that and helps Goodwill employees too!  (tip: shopping insiders call this program MGB).  It was formed to help the community learn more about Goodwill's mission, programs and needs - and to show appreciation for Goodwill's employees.  Special holiday meals and employee awards are among the many things that MGB does throughout the year to encourage Goodwill staff.


Michiana Goodwill Boosters is a community based support organization that exists to assist in the work of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. The mission of Goodwill is to provide jobs, training, and placement services for people with barriers to employment.


The other goal of Michiana Goodwill Boosters is to thank loyal customers with exclusive Membership Benefits...

 

  1. As a Michiana Goodwill Booster, you will receive a $5.00 off purchase of $10.00 or more Member Coupon for each month. 
  2. Exclusive special promotions are also available to MGB members only like special 50% off sale dates.
So I bet you are wondering, HOW DO I SIGN UP?


Well, all you need to do is fill out the application (click here to download), and take it to the Goodwill Industries of Michiana store closest to you

..and, of course, START SHOPPING!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Black Friday and Giving Tuesday...all year 'round!

It's interesting, isn't it.

Black Friday and Giving Tuesday only come around once a year.

Why is it that only one time a year we are able to find great deals when shopping for the things our family wants and needs, and why is it that only once a year we are encouraged to do good in our community and give-back? 

In a perfect world, these things would happen all year around.
In a perfect world, these things would happen together...wait...THEY DO!


What's this all about?
We’re glad you asked!  

At Goodwill, we appreciate your donations.  We know many of you are moms who are clearing out the clutter at home and donating it to us.  Your donations help Goodwill fulfill its mission so others in our community can learn how to get and keep jobs.  


The Goodwill Loves Moms Reward Program gives us a chance to say: “Thank You” to those who donate on a regular basis.



How does it work?
It’s simple, really.  For just $5 you can sign-up at any Goodwill Industries of Michiana Retail Store.  You’ll receive a re-useable Donation Bag and a Reward Card.  

As you sort through things at home, fill your Donation Bag.  Then, take it to any Goodwill Industries of Michiana Drive-thru Donation Center.  Each time you fill the bag and donate, we’ll validate your Reward Card with a stamp.

When your card is full, mail us the card and we’ll send you a $25.00 Goodwill Shopping Certificate that you can use in any of our stores.  It’s just that easy!

More details about the program can be found HERE.
 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

This year I get to host both sides of my family at my home for the Thanksgiving holiday so I have been in full planning mode over the last couple of weeks. As a hostess, I know that often our time is more focused on the food than the decorations, but you need not spend oodles of your time crafting or purchasing a lot to make your table beautiful. In fact, this post shows you that that by shopping your very own home and adding a few inexpensive items from Goodwill, you are just minutes away from the perfect Thanksgiving table. 

Here are six great last minute Thanksgiving ideas to pull together a beautiful time for your holiday feast.

Add Thoughtful Layering

I am seeing so many beautiful layers this year for Thanksgiving decor. Holly Mathis Interiors shows you a beautiful table that you can achieve easily by layering items from around your house or from Goodwill.

A couple of items to note in this shot, you can add backyard leaf branches in glass jars from Goodwill to add a rustic element, flannel throws add warmth to the table without a more formal tablecloth, pumpkins add another natural element, and you can mix and match your chairs or mix in chairs found from the store to create that homey detail that I love. How pretty is that?


Add Unexpected Textures

Once again, I am seeing that people are pulling away from the traditional tablecloth and going for the unexpected texture on table. In Home Stories A to Z, she has used a beautiful cabled throw to add warmth and texture to the table. White linens can be stamped with gold (I love my friend Michael's easy gold foil napkins tutorial for this!)

Check Goodwill for pretty knit blanket throws or white linens for stamping. You never know what treasures you can find in housewares until you go browse!

Additional details like pretty ribbon, personalized tags, and a few well-placed feathers never hurt either, do they?


Make Your Guests Feel Cozy

If I was going to design my perfect Thanksgiving table, it would look just like this. Gatherings of friends in the crisp fall air with cozy blankets are such a beautiful and lovely way to celebrate the season. 

Once again, we see how cozy the mismatched look can be. From mismatched pillows to blankets to chairs, it all comes together beautifully when placed around a table. A glass vase can hold a rustic bouquet from the backyard and pumpkins offer a beautiful detail leading up to the barn. 

This is definitely my dream tablescape and can be achieved just by bringing a few of the items you have from inside your house to the great outdoors. (image source: Lexington Company)


Personalize It

When something has my name on it, it immediately feels special to me. I love this idea for taking a simple Plexiglas circle and adding a little calligraphy to it to personalize each table setting for your guests. 

Is your handwriting as terrible as mine? I sure hope not! If it is though, Almost Makes Perfect provides the template you need to create your names and simply trace them, making this a beautiful and painless craft for the table. 


Add a 5-Minute Detail

Centerpieces can be pricey and feel tricky to pull together especially if you lack that designer instinct. I have found that the simpler the centerpiece though, the easier it is to see and chat with my dinner guests. 

My sweet friend, Julie Blanner, is the queen of beautiful and simple decor and she shares her easy 5-minute centerpiece for the holidays on her blog. With a quick trip to the grocery store and a stop at Goodwill for a platter, you can add a little natural beauty in no time flat! 

I also love these give thanks printables to tuck in your cutlery from Craftaholics Anonymous. That is another 5-minute detail I feel confident that I could execute! 


Put the Leftover Herbs to Work


My kitchen is filled with sage for our favorite stuffing and herbed turkey that I have loved to serve over the years. If you have any leftover, it can add a beautiful detail to your table. Simply place the herbs in a glass jar from Goodwill and tie with a simple satin ribbon to finish. Not only is this pretty to look at, but it also smells so good too! (image source: Buzzfeed)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and I hope these easy last minute ideas inspire you for your holiday meal!