Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teachers: the unsung heroes. Sometimes we can't help but be frustrated with them (who wouldn't be after receiving 60 math problems for homework?), but at the end of the day teachers are some of the most selfless, caring and passionate people on the planet. After all, they are dedicating their lives to furthering education. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up - from May 1-5 - and it is the perfect time to show your teachers how much you care about them before school lets out for summer. And don't forget, our Friends & Family sale is on now! Be sure to save up to an extra 30% off on a teacher gift with coupon.

Meet the Maker: Shaun of Roadkiln

Welcome to the third installment of our Meet the Maker series, where we profile an all-star vendor from our Close to Home shop! This week is all about Shaun, from the Roadkiln/bfloGALS brand - she creates lovely bangles and bracelets bursting with pride for her hometown of Buffalo, New York. Shaun is unique in that she realized her artistic potential later in life, truly living out the quote "it's never too late to follow your dreams!", and is now a successful, full-time artist. Check out some of Shaun's work below and scroll down for a Q&A between us.

Goodwill Success Story: Haley

The final days of the Goodwill Sale are among us, and what a wonderful season it has been! Thank you to everyone who brought in their donations and shopped the sale with their coupons. Our final Goodwill® Success Story features a young woman, Haley. She lost her brother at a young age, and has had to deal with bipolar disorder on top of her tragic loss. Despite graduating high school and a CNA program, her disorder made it difficult for her to keep a job. This is where Goodwill came in!

Meet the Maker: Jennifer of Tandem for Two

Welcome to the second installment in our new "Meet the Maker" series, where we profile a rockstar maker from our Close to Home shop. Jennifer Smelker, of the Tandem for Two brand, definitely fits the bill. This mom and engineer turned small business owner is bursting with passion for her brand. Her bright and cheery designs make me want to drop everything, buy a lake house in Michigan and decorate exclusively with her fun pillows! She is the type of woman you want to be your best friend - I adore her outlook on life and her business, and her "keep it local" mantra. Today, take a peek at what goes on behind the Tandem for Two brand and learn more about Jennifer's story.

Goodwill Success Story: Kim

The Goodwill Sale continues! We hope you have been scoring some awesome deals with your coupons. Keep bringing in those donations! Today, we bring you another Goodwill Success Story, featuring Kim. Kim used the Goodwill job services to gain job training and become a nurse. Her story is inspiring and helps us remember why we participate in this sale! Check out her story here.
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