It may not look like it, but Spring is here, and so are community thrift sales. But are you ready for the cleaning, the folding, finding tables and racks to set and hang all of the items, setting up of everything, putting everything away, pricing, scheduling the sale, hoping for good weather, the hassle from the early-bird shoppers, people trying to bid your prices down (after the time you already spent pricing the items), the hours and hours of sitting and waiting for people to stop by…all for a few extra dollars!?!

If you have that kind of time and patience, great!

OR, you could do something else with those items…

Skip the hassle of a thrift sale and donate your gently used items straight to Goodwill!  You’ll feel better by helping your community and you’ll still put money in your pocket.


The mission of Goodwill is simple, enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

• Goodwill helped 189,000 people gain jobs in 2011.
• 107 mission services were provided.
• Your donations are tax deductible, so though you may not get the money directly from the thrift sale, you still will get money back through tax deductions, with less hassle!

So, if you still want to have a thrift sale, no problem! Goodwill is still there for your stuff after your sale. Stop by your local Goodwill, with locations in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Rice Lake, and Menomonie!



When will we get the first lasting snow?
Mid November
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Mid December
January first