Goodwill Christmas Shoppes offer a low cost way to celebrate the holidays

After a successful debut, Tacoma Goodwill expands to operate five Christmas Shoppes, locations next to neighborhood Goodwill stores, dedicated exclusively for the sale of holiday treasures.

Christmas Shoppes are located in Kent, Spanaway, North Tacoma, South Lacey and Puyallup and stocked daily with new merchandise. “We started with two million pounds of high quality holiday inventory,” said John Nadeau, Tacoma Goodwill’s Director of Retail Sales. “There are trees, lights, dolls, ornaments, books, toys and all the trimmings to make decorating this holiday season easy on a shopper’s budget.”

The 2010 launch of Goodwill’s first-ever Christmas Shoppes (Spanaway & North Tacoma) led to the expansion of five stores this year. “We are very excited to expand our Christmas shopping experience this holiday season,” said Terry Hayes, CEO of Tacoma Goodwill. “It’s a one-stop-shop for your needs, all while knowing every dollar spent is put back into your community through job placement, training and services.”

In addition, shop Goodwill and Goodwill’s Christmas Shoppes biggest sale of the year, 50 percent off, for two days only – Nov. 25 and 26. All stores open early (7 a.m.) on Friday. Regular Christmas Shoppe hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays 11a.m. – 6 p.m.