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#ThriftyThursday: Mom's tradition

#ThriftyThursday: For years, my mom has treasured her family’s quilt collection. To display her family history, she shops Goodwill stores for quilt rack shelves.

A typical quilt rack may range from $15 to $60 in a department store. However, the pictured rack was found at the Taylorsville Road in Louisville location for less than $10. The Goodwill find was originally a shade of beige, but after a white paint job, it matched my mom’s quilt perfectly.

After retouching its appearance, the rack was posted, the quilt was draped, and my mom’s lighthouse collection was placed on the top shelf.

The moral of this Thrifty Thursday is to shop local Goodwill stores when working on your DIY projects. Not only will you save money on unique items, but you’ll also be supporting a worthy cause.



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our history

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


our mission

We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.


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