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#ThriftyThursday: Don't judge a book by it's cover.

For Mother’s Day, I left my home in the prairie of Northern Ohio to visit my daughter, [Lauren Deitering, Manager of Marketing & PR for Goodwill], in Louisville. She spoiled me by taking me Goodwill shopping! We went to the St. Matthews store, and I was a bit underwhelmed when we pulled into the parking lot.*

A bit hesitant, we entered the store, and I quickly realized that I shouldn’t have judged this book by its cover. Within minutes, Lauren and I had piles of name brand clothes in our arms! I have been shopping at my Goodwill store back home dozens of times, but I have never been able to easily find such an abundance of high-quality, trendy items.

I left the store with three complete outfits, but today, I am just writing about my favorite. The dress (My Michelle, retails for $60), cost just $5.59. I quickly grabbed a pair of shoes just to try on with outfits, but then I realized I wanted to keep them! They were priced at $3.99. My complete outfit cost less than $10. Stay tuned to see my other outfits!

Editor’s note: We hear you, Mom. We understand that the parking and entrance isn’t ideal, and the store doesn’t fit the aesthetic of its surrounding neighborhood. We are in the process of relocating … just a few hundred yards away from our current store!

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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