How Gap & Goodwill Will Save You Money

19 May

It’s a triple win!!! Help the planet, save money, give to others! AND, you can be stylish while accomplishing all three?!? Here’s how!

{How Gap & Goodwill Will Save You Money}

This is the sort of thing that is just too good to be true … and matches perfectly what Thrifty Vintage Chic is all about: inspiring style that’s economical, sustainable and unique.

OK, so what I am so thrilled about that I can’t get to the point? Goodwill and Gap are partners in a campaign that starts today and runs through May 29th.

In support of the Donate Movement, Gap is accepting clothing donations at ALL of its stores (Gap, GapKids, babyGap, or GapBody in Canada and the United States) and in return, you get a clean closet, plus 30-percent off your entire Gap purchase, including regularly priced and sale items.

I can’t make this stuff up!! And, as if it couldn’t get any better, all the clothing donations will be given the Goodwill Industries and sold at its 2,500 North American locations, and those proceeds will help provide job training programs to hundreds of youth … not to mention, keep all the unwanted clothing from ending up in our landfills.

Didn’t know textile waste is an issue?
We send 11 million tons of textile waste to landfills every year here in the US and it’s a major part of our natural resources being continual wasted. For context, Goodwill has kept nearly 3 billion (yes, billion) pounds of usable goods from our landfills since January 2010.

CLICK to Calculate Your Impact

Goodwill has a handy-dandy “Impact Calulator” that actually tells you what kind of a difference your donation makes. I highly suggest checking it out … and donating!

Clean House, Donate Clothes, Save Money & Help Others
I love seeing organizations work together for improving our communities and protecting our environment, as well as giving us consumers a break for our wallets!

For more mid-week fun … here is a little video clip of me channeling Julia Roberts in a very Eat Pray Love-sort-of-way! Enjoy … and be sure to “like” the video and leave a comment on YouTube, it really does make a difference in building a bigger and better Thrifty Vintage Chic!

How are you making a difference this week?

Discuss on the Thrifty Vintage Chic Facebook page!


One Response to “How Gap & Goodwill Will Save You Money”

  1. Jenny May 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM #

    This is awesome! I was just thinking…I need some new duds, mine or getting boooooring, and now a huge discount, and a place to bring them! Fantastic! Thanks for the heads up!


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