Officials said the central Oklahoma Goodwill Stores are still stuffed with quarantine cleanout donations which are perfect for affordable Halloween costumes.
From cute to creepy and curated to creative, there are several options for both décor and costumes.
The Goodwill at Southwest 89th Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue has the largest Halloween section of all the local stores.
“We have an entire section where we have gotten so many costumes; both the do-it-yourself costumes, which our staff has put together, and also those in the bag costumes,” Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma Director of Communications Lacey Lett said.
Lett said Halloween is always the busiest time of year for thrift stores, but this year, the shops are overflowing with unique finds.
“We had a lot of donations going in and we’re still going through some of those donations,” Lett said.
Heaps of donations came in during quarantine home cleanouts while Goodwill stores were closed.
Now reopened, the racks are packed with options organized by size for a low-key, low-budget celebration.
Purchasing from Goodwill also helps support the mission of helping people find jobs, something the nonprofit ramped up this year during record unemployment.
“Our mission is to help people overcome challenges to employment,” Lett said. “So we have different job training services available. Right now, we even have virtual job connections center since its more difficult right now for folks to get out.”