Goodwill to Host Back to School Pop-Up Shop at Unity One Credit Union’s Gear Up 4 School

Goodwill to provide free uniforms for students K-8

WHO:  400 students and their families; Unity One Credit Union; Goodwill North Central Texas; Fort Worth ISD; United Way of Tarrant County; and Kona Ice.

WHAT:  Goodwill North Central Texas will host GoodPop, the nonprofit’s first-ever pop-up shop, at the Unity One Credit Union Gear Up 4 School event. Goodwill will provide the first 400 students with gently used uniforms for the upcoming school year. All merchandise was donated at Goodwill locations in the greater Fort Worth area and hand -selected for the event.

“We are proud  to partner with Unity One Credit Union to provide back to school clothing for families in need this school year at GoodPop,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill North Central Texas. “It’s also a great reminder that our stores have affordable gently-used clothing for the whole family year-round. Revenue from the sale of donated goods goes to support our mission of putting people back to work.”

The school supply giveaway for the Northside community features free food, bounce houses, face painting, booths from local businesses and community organizations and more. Students must be present to receive school supplies and uniforms. First come, first served, while supplies last. Attendees will also receive a coupon good for 50% off a future purchase at a Goodwill North Central Texas location.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 19, 2017; 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Unity One Credit Union – Stockyards Branch; 2625 N. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164

WHY:  Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill North Central Texas’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill North Central Texas, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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