Growing up, Halloween was one of the biggest holidays in my household! My mother was a costume making superstar! I’m talking, banana trees, caterpillars, and life size baby bottles! Though I have a long way to go before matching her creative abilities, I have one tool my mom didn’t … the wonderful world of Pinterest-inspiration! So with a little browsing, motivation, and hubby’s blessing, I packed up my spunky toddler and set out for materials at our local Goodwill Industries of Central Florida store!
I arrived with the idea that we would be Disney & Pixar’s Finding Nemo characters. I’d figure out the specifics based on what materials were available and Goodwill did not disappoint!
If you aren’t looking to create a costume yourself, they have a huge selection of already made costumes right now. There were five or six racks with anything from princess dresses and wigs to masks and costume make up. I actually got to chatting with another mom, who was also shopping for Halloween costumes, while we were there and we both were pleased with vast selections and very affordable prices.
We were able to find all our main DIY materials at Goodwill. With a little creativity and our Goodwill finds, Payton will be dressed as Nemo, my husband, David, will be Dory and I will be a Jellyfish for Halloween this year!
Halloween costumes are typically only worn once, so why not find a low-cost costume and help support our community in the process? When we shop at or donate to Goodwill, we are helping to keep items out of landfills and funding job training and placement programs that assist Central Floridians with barriers to employment. This includes people with disabilities, those with limited work history, military veterans transitioning to civilian jobs, as well as others within the community.
In 2015, Goodwill served approximately 42,000 people in its Job Connection Centers across Central Florida!
After Halloween, please consider donating your costumes to Goodwill instead of packing them away in the attic. With convenient drop-off sites and dozens of stores, it’s easy to make a donation…and to make a lasting impact in your community. To find a location near you, visit www.goodwillcfl.org
Thanks to our friends at Goodwill, we are giving away a $25 Goodwill gift card to help you create your own DIY Halloween costume and help support our communities! One winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary. You can enter the giveaway more than once using the Rafflecopter entry form below.
For more information or to find a location near you, visit Goodwill Industries of Central Florida goodwillcfl.org
Disclosure: This post is a sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, however, all opinions are our own.