Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. announces that it is joining the online thrift store — reStitch.com — created by Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. Offering shoppers a unique and affordable online resale shopping experience, reStich.com supports our overarching vision of empowering people to transform their lives.
Goodwill Industries of Kansas is not completely new to online sales and uses ShopGoodwill.com/ks to allow customers to bid on items. Launched in 2017, reStitch, the buy-it-now site closely mirrors the brick and mortar Goodwill business model of stocking value-priced, donated women’s apparel and then selling it to fund education and training programs for people in the community.
“We know that times are changing and our customers are asking for convenience and value,” said Emily Compton, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. “Nothing will change in the retail stores across Kansas. We have enough inventory to offer customers both options.”
Currently, reStitch offers nearly 100,000 items for sale, with hundreds of women’s apparel items added daily. Shoppers can browse and purchase an array of styles, from casual to formal, in sizes from petite to plus-sized. Shoppers also can enjoy next-day or two-day shipping options, with items starting as low as $2.99.
“We continuously seek ways to add to the customer experience, both online and in stores,” said Angela Bascue, Vice President of Retail Operations. “We’re focused on women who crave value but enjoy the convenience of anytime, anywhere shopping.”
The reStitch motto — “Look great. Do good.” — speaks to key parts of the Goodwill experience. Proceeds from reStitch sales, like Goodwill retail stores, fund education and job skills training to provide opportunities for people with disabilities and other employment barriers who are seeking independent lives. One such service, NexStep Alliance, supports adults as they earn their Kansas high school diploma and certificates geared toward a career path through a partnership with WSU Tech. Another service, Project SEARCH – Cintas, helps adults with disabilities transition into employment through the intense, seven-month internship and training program.
“Customers in our stores know that every time they shop, they are empowering Kansans through education and job skills training,” Compton said. “Our online customers will also help their neighbors while enjoying variety, value and convenience.”
About Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Goodwill Industries of Kansas provides opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers to employment seeking independent and productive lives. Hundreds of people with disabilities receive case management services and develop life and job skills through employment at Goodwill’s home office and in the community. Whether it be recycling donated items or preparing insulation for local aviation manufacturers, Goodwill clients and employees have found success and become more independent through work in our contracts division. More than 1,200 adults work toward their GED and other certificate programs through NexStep Alliance, a partnership between Goodwill and WSU Tech. These programs are supported by 18 retail stores in Kansas along with an online division at shopgoodwill.com/ks. For more information about Goodwill, visit goodwillks.org.
About Goodwill NCW: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of 72,937 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at www.reStitch.com and www.shopgoodwill.com. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of GuideStar.org, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit www.goodwillncw.org.