LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Department store ads are a plenty as the first day of school approaches, but one local store is offering a real bang for your buck.
"We have a very large kids department!" said Erica Cook, Goodwill's executive director.
The Goodwill in Lufkin has the kids covered from pre-school to college age.
"We always have clothes, but we have school supplies now, and they are at a very good rate," Cook said.
Brand new or donated by the generous community, the Goodwill employees have been keeping the store prepared for shoppers looking for great bargains.
"We have backpacks, and we have items for a dorm room," Cook said.
Cook said on top of the sales, there is a special day for students.
"On Wednesdays, we have student discount days, so college students and high school kids can bring in their student IDs, so they will get discounts," Cook said.
From uniforms and college dorm room decorations to backpacks and kits, last-minute shopping can be done right down the road.
"Everyone can find treasures here! I shop here, and co-workers shop here," Cook said.
Cook says you should hurry in if you have things to donate or if you need to fill up a backpack before the bell rings.
"We are always looking for donations. They are our life blood," Cook said.
"Right now our deals are so hot that our school supplies are going very quickly," Cook said.
For those into jewelry and vintage styles this school year, Goodwill also offers online shopping with more variety. http://lufkingoodwill.org/