As part of this year’s Holiday Swap Soiree, we will be featuring a curated holiday boutique so you can pick up some jewelry, pashminas, purses and other accessories for holiday gifts (or perhaps to ahem, complement the perfect swap outfit you just scored?)
Goodwill has been gathering dozens of vintage pieces the last few months and we think you will be pretty excited by the selection. Below are just a few of the gems (get it?) that you can check out at the swap on December 5 – by the way, be sure to get your tickets today!
Holiday Swap Soiree – Boutique Preview
Rainy day greetings! Goodwill is beyond excited to participate in the first SWAPmaine event. We have hosted swaps in Portsmouth, NH, but this is the first Portland gig – and this is our home city, so we could not be more excited.
Many of the Portland bloggers who are organizing SWAPmaine write us amazing blog posts about fashion finds, repurposing tips and how to find great deals at Goodwill. We could not do all that we do without our “Goodwill” ambassadors and our shoppers and donors.
We love that we can help people get great deals, find vintage wear and stock their wardrobe with affordable fashion. But did you also know that when you purchase that 1950s’ blouse or almost-new wool Banana Republic pants, you also fund our programs in Maine that help people get back to work and be independent? Here is a snapshot of what your purchases and donations support:
Brain Injury Services
Goodwill has two community-based rehab clinics in Portland and Lewiston that work with people who have acquired brain injuries. We offer a variety of services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation and other services to assist individuals in the redevelopment of physical mobility, memory, self-care, communication and other skills required for daily living.
Goodwill has locations and programs throughout the state that help people get back to work. We offer help with resumes and cover letters, offer training opportunities and work with individuals one on one to help them find the job they want.
Community Support Services and Residential Services
Goodwill operates 23 residences for individuals with disabilities and we also offer multiple community programs for individuals with disabilities and who are deaf or hard of hearing. We work with people so that they participate in their local communities and live independently as possible.
And there’s more! Please visit our website to see all we do – thanks for your continued support!