Goodwill helps keep costs low when shopping for back-to-school fashion

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Parents may face “sticker shock” when it comes to back-to-school prices this year, but there are some easy ways you can save money.

According to the National Retail Federation, families will spend an average of $849 on back-to-school items. That’s nearly $60 more than last year.

However, you can score some big savings on back-to-school clothes at Goodwill, which has discounted rates for all children’s clothes, from shirts to name-brand jeans.

When strolling through the aisles of Goodwill, you’re not only helping your bank account, but also helping the environment.

“When we get donations, we are recycling those, so when you are buying, you are helping to keep items out of the landfill,” said Chelsea Moran with Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, “and to really repurpose and to be very environmentally conscience while you’re shopping at Goodwill.”

You can find more than just clothes at Goodwill, though. You can stumble upon sporting equipment, lunch boxes, and more.

When it comes to Goodwill, both donations and purchases will benefit the career training fund, as well as create job opportunities in the community.

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