Goodwill stores have everything your family needs to head back to school this year. With lower prices and a more varied inventory than any other store, Goodwill is your one stop shopping destination for all your back to school needs.


Thrift store shopping has never been cooler and with our unbeatable prices, teens can have fun trying out the latest trends without breaking the bank.

Shopping at Goodwill also means keeping items out of local landfills, which is a smart choice at any age. And check out shopgoodwill.com for popular shoe styles – you’ll find listings at a fraction of the cost of other retailers.    


Summer growth spurts often mean a whole new back to school wardrobe, and that can get pricey!

But when you shop at Goodwill, you’ll find twice as much for half the cost. You don’t have to be an A student to know that’s a great deal. In addition to casual outfits, you’ll find dressier options (think about picture day!). And when the weather gets cooler, we have all of the coats and cold weather accessories you’ll need.


Students aren’t the only ones with first day jitters. Whether you’re at the beginning of your teaching career or a seasoned veteran, making a good impression on the first day is important.

Our stores have cute and comfortable work wear that can easily take you from lunchroom duty to parent-teacher conferences. And for the days when the students are using glue and glitter, you’ll be glad your sweater cost four dollars instead of forty.


One we’ve got everyone dressed for success, we also have all the back to school accessories they’ll need. We have character backpacks and lunch bags for the little ones as well as styles for older kids and teenagers.

You can also browse our book sections, which have required reading, classics, textbooks and titles to read for fun! While you’re there, hit up home, office and craft sections of our stores to score great deals on school supplies. Shopgoodwill.com is a fantastic resource for older kid necessities like graphing calculators and laptops.

Our best tip for back to school shopping is to make a list of what each student needs and check things off as you find them. Since Goodwill has 18 Central Iowa stores, you’ll find everything you need in no time. Here’s to an awesome start to great school year!

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