Spook Your Family and Friends, Not Your Budget!
Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is gearing up for Halloween by sharing DIY ideas for a thrifted Halloween. Thrifted versions of costumes from Mickey and Minnie, or the big bad wolf and little red riding hood, to the nature police are available online. Simple DIY décor like Witches’ Brew and more have also been shared.
“From costumes to décor, shoppers can find all they need to create one-of-a-kind items at pennies on the dollar of what you might find in a typical retail store,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth.
Despite COVID-19, according to an annual Halloween survey around consumer trends, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that “more than 148 million U.S. adults plan to participate in Halloween-related activities,” and that “consumer spending is expected to reach $8.05 billion” in 2020. According to the survey, the top three costumes for 2020 include princess, spiderman and superhero for children; pumpkin, hot dog and superhero for pets; and witch, vampire and cat for adults.
The NRF also indicated that, while overall Halloween shopping traffic may be reduced from previous years, consumers who are shopping are spending more ($92.12 on average compared to $86.27 in 2019) when they make their purchase. This data aligns with ShopperTrak, the leading global provider of retail analytics, who have seen lower visits into stores, relative to previous years, but higher average transaction sizes.
Cox said, “Even though Halloween is going to look and feel different this year, shopping with Goodwill gives you a chance to support our job training and placement programs while you spook your family, not your budget!”
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 25 area retail stores are currently open at 75% occupancy with increased safety and cleaning protocols, following CDC guidance. All Goodwill shoppers, clients and staff are required to wear a face covering, over their mouth and nose. Fitting rooms are closed and social distancing of six feet is enforced at all locations.
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 25 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and to vulnerable populations including the homeless, at-risk youth, veterans and the formerly incarcerated. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.