Goodwill Central Texas Joins reStitch
For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2017
Kim Doyal, Communications Manager, Goodwill Central Texas, 512.730.1974
Goodwill Central Texas Joins reStitch, an Online Thrift Store from Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin.
AUSTIN, TX — Wednesday, October 3, 2017
Goodwill Central Texas announces that it is joining the online thrift store — reStitch.com — created by Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. reStich.com offers shoppers a unique and affordable, online resale shopping experience, that supports our overarching vision of empowering people to transform their lives.
reStitch, a buy-it-now site, launched in January of this year. It is different from the e-commerce sites currently used by Goodwill Central Texas, and closely mirrors the brick and mortar Goodwill business model of stocking value-priced, donated women’s apparel, and then selling it to fund education and training programs for people in the community.
“We believe this will help our organization reach beyond our geographic service area to offer wonderful values to people all over the nation, and the revenue will continue to support career-advancement services throughout Central Texas,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas.
Currently, reStitch offers more than 65,000 items for sale, with hundreds of women’s apparel items added daily. Shoppers can browse and purchase an array of styles, from casual to formal, in sizes from petite to plus starting as low as $4.99. Shoppers can also enjoy free shipping on orders of $24.99 or more.
“Right now, we’re focused on women who crave value but enjoy the convenience of anytime, anywhere shopping,” said Frank Holland, Vice President, Donated Goods and Retail, Goodwill Central Texas.
The reStitch motto — “Look great. Do good.” — speaks to key parts of the Goodwill experience. Proceeds from reStitch sales fund educational and career-advancement services like The Goodwill Excel Center, the only adult charter high school in Texas where adults 17-50 can earn their high school diploma, and the Goodwill Career and Technical Academy, an affordable, accelerated technical certification training center.
“Just as customers in our stores know that every time they shop, they are empowering their neighbors in Central Texas to change their lives,” Davis said, “our online customers will also be gratified, knowing their purchases are serving our communities while providing shoppers with more variety, value and convenience.”
About Goodwill Central Texas:
Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.
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