This Halloween, shop your local Goodwill store for unique and iconic costumes that even Wednesday Addams would approve. Goodwill has once again teamed up with MGM to bring the first family of Halloween to Goodwill in celebration of the release of the animated movie, The Addams Family 2, opening in theaters and on demand on Friday, October 1. Together Goodwill and The Addams Family are bringing more tricks, treats and fun.
Participating Goodwill nonprofit organizations, which operate stores and donation centers in their local communities, are partnering with everyone’s favorite spooky family to help people create unique and authentic costumes with the inspiration and great finds from Goodwill and see The Addams Family 2. In addition, the beloved and iconic Addams Family has taken over Goodwill’s Halloween website to offer costume and décor inspiration and DIY options for people to peruse before heading to their local Goodwill stores.
“Goodwill is the number one Halloween destination for consumers and THE place where frightfully unique costumes come to life,” said Onney Crawley, chief marketing officer, Goodwill Industries International. “We’re thrilled to once again partner with the first family of Halloween to provide shoppers with everything they need for do-it-yourself décor and costumes so they can be their own member of the Addams Family, or any other creature they can imagine.”
With 82 percent of the U.S. population living within 10 miles of a Goodwill store, Goodwill offers a wide range of materials for shoppers to build their own costumes and deck out their houses. According to the Goodwill Halloween Survey, costumes based on pop culture trends or characters from TV, movies, video games or books are the most popular among respondents who plan to dress up this year.
This Halloween, shoppers are encouraged to visit their local Goodwill store to find clothing and accessories — including used and new goods — to help them put together the perfect costume that doesn’t make their wallets scream.
The sale of donated items in Goodwill stores and online allows Goodwill to provide training, job placement and support services to people in communities across the United States and Canada. Shopping at Goodwill also supports environmental sustainability by helping communities extend the life of usable items and preventing them from piling up in landfills.