July 23rd, 2019 — Goodwill reminds back-to-school shoppers heading to the stores for the upcoming tax-free holiday, August 2nd and 3rd, that shopping Goodwill locations in Iowa is always tax-free. Since Goodwill of the Heartland is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, customers do not pay sales tax when shopping its Iowa stores.


“We offer great value, one-of-kind finds and tax-free shopping year-round,’” said Mindy Kayser, Vice President of Marketing for Goodwill of the Heartland. “We encourage people to add Goodwill to their list of shopping stops this back-to-school season and to remember our stores throughout the year for all their family and household needs.”


When back-to-school shoppers support Goodwill, they are getting great deals on clothing, shoes and other back-to-school gear. They are also making a positive impact in their local communities by creating training and employment and other opportunities for people with barriers to independence.


Goodwill also offers a solution on what to do with those things your kids no longer want, need or that they’ve outgrown. Kayser said, “Our stores depend on donated goods. Not only is Goodwill a great shopping destination, it’s also a convenient place to donate. In doing so, you give new life to your old things and assist in stocking our stores while also helping other children get off to a great start this school year.”


Kayser added, “Also consider Goodwill if you’re a college student looking to furnish a dorm room or apartment on a budget. Goodwill has a great selection of used furniture, kitchenware and other household items. Your dollars will definitely go farther at Goodwill.”


About Goodwill of the Heartland

The mission of Goodwill of the Heartland is to advance the social and economic well-being of people who experience barriers to independence. Goodwill offers life and job skill development, work experience, job placement assistance, day habilitation, supported community living, workforce services to employers and contract manufacturing, assembly and packaging. In 2018, Goodwill provided over 19,000 services to people with barriers in its 19-county service area. For more information, including retail, donation and service locations, please visit www.goodwillheartland.org or call toll free 1-866-466-7881.