Green Bay Packers: Goodwill

I’m a big fan of all ‘stuff’ Green Bay Packer but pretty selective in my purchases.

On the hunt always, I search stores, flea markets, garage sales, Etsy, eBay, and, you guessed it, Goodwill for unique Packer items that bring me joy.

Almost on cue for spring cleaning 2019 when everyone will be Marie Kondo-ing their stuff, a relative, who shall remain nameless, shared a story about finding two Brett Favre autographed photos in a ‘Goodwill pile’ ready to be delivered to a Wisconsin location as a donation while visiting in-laws. Urban legend, maybe?

I guess with inventory changing daily you never know what you’re going to find and it’s worth stopping in on occasion…….data suggests Goodwill donations are up. (a)

But Sarah, I’ve been to my local Goodwill stores and they rarely, if at all, have any Packer ‘stuff.’

Don’t worry; I got your back.

Did you know Goodwill has an online presence via www.shopgoodwill.com? It appears that this site is a depository for locations across the country and features items perceived as higher in value for sale in an auction format.

Yesterday I searched the site for Green Bay Packers and found 34 items. 60% was Green Bay Packers hats, clothing or accessories but there were a couple ‘bundles’ or ‘collections’ worth zooming in on and it’s always fun to scroll through.

What is that a Packer’s lunchbox? I’ve never seen that before.

And check out the vintage chotskie!

My relative’s story was validated when I kept scrolling and found a Brett Favre Green Bay Packers HOF signed football open for bid. The signature isn’t authenticated, but at the right price point maybe you want to roll the dice, last time I checked the current bid was $51.00.

A 13x World Champion vibe always, Donald Driver has been a spokesperson for Goodwill of Southeastern Wisconsin since 2003. A slightly known player in 2003, Driver was asked to sign autographs for a new store opening in Franklin, WI where he stayed an hour and a half past his allotted time. (b)

Since 2012 (which is the earliest date I could find associated with this event) looks like historically in April, he has partnered with Goodwill in the Pack’er Up Donation Challenge open to elementary and middle schools in southeastern Wisconsin. The winning school gets a visit from Donald himself, and while I didn’t see the event yet promoted by Goodwill, I hope it continues in April 2019.

Maybe you’ll find a Donald Driver autographed print on www.shopgoodwill.com if your lucky. 😉

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