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James Harder
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Goodwill Has Extended Hours for Halloween Stores open one hour later seven nights in October, two in November
BOSTON (October 8, 2013) The Goodwill Store is one of the best places to find that one of a kind Halloween costume. And now, shoppers will have more time to look and shop. The Goodwill Stores will be open an hour later on multiple Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in October and the 1st and 2nd in November to accommodate the increased number of shoppers who are looking for Halloween costumes as well as shopping for fall and winter clothes. The dates the stores will be open an hour later are Oct. 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1 and 2. With the extended hours, the Allston-Brighton and South Attleboro stores will be open until 9 p.m., the Boston, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Somerville, South Boston, Quincy, and Worcester stores until 8 p.m., and the Hyannis store until 7 p.m. Goodwill is well-known as a destination for Halloween, especially for those who are looking for unique costumes at affordable prices, said Jason Marshall, vice president of retail at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. These extended hours will give busy shoppers more time to look for that perfect costume. In October, shoppers can also donate $1 to Goodwill for a trick or treasure scratch ticket that could reveal a discount of up to 50% that can be used on a November purchase. Proceeds from the scratch tickets support Goodwills programs and services. Locally, Goodwill serves 10,000 people a year, providing job training, career services, and youth programs. Goodwills mission is to help people with barriers to self-sufficiency achieve independence and dignity through work. For a complete list of store locations and other information, please visit www.goodwillmass.org. About Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries For more than a century, Goodwill has provided job training programs and partnered with the business community to provide meaningful work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to self-sufficiency. In addition, Goodwill operates Boston Career Link, a onestop career center, which offers universal access to a broad range of services for job seekers,

individuals who are looking to advance or change careers, and employers seeking good job candidates. Goodwill also offers programs that foster academic achievement and career aspirations among urban youth. The Goodwill Stores in eastern and central Massachusetts provide jobs and on-the-job training opportunities. They offer quality, low-cost goods to individuals and families looking for value and support other programs and services fulfilling Goodwills charitable mission. www.goodwillmass.org ###