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East County News Service

September 23, 2016 (San Diego) – Goodwill Southern California (GSC) will officially kick-off its Halloween shopping season at 8 am (one hour early), Saturday, September 24 at all of its 81 stores. The retailer brings back its popular Halloween BOO-Tiques, providing shoppers with EVERYTHING Halloween.

GSC’s Halloween BOO-Tiques have become known as one of Southern California’s most popular one-stop shops for finding deeply discounted Halloween costumes and accessories. Featuring Halloween-inspired costumes, make-up, home decorations and props, shopping at GSC’s Halloween BOO-Tiques has become as big of a tradition among Southern California shoppers as the holiday itself. Introducing a new Halloween Mask section in each BOO-Tique, Ray Tellez, Vice President of Retail Operations for GSC, says he thinks that this year’s Boo-Tiques are the best that he’s seen in years.

“Each year our staff spends anywhere from three to five months preparing for Halloween,” continues Tellez. “This year we have done an exceptional job finding unique items for our shoppers.  I think that the response will be tremendous.”

Another feature making its debut in all of this year’s BOO-Tiques is a pictorial costume Look Book that features a varity of costume inspirations. Some of this year’s costume inspirations include Zombie Prom Queen, Day of the Dead Reveler, 1920s Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean, Comic-Con, Totally 80’s, Once Upon a Time, Presidential Candidates, Olympic Champions, Flower Power 70’s, and Steampunk.

Goodwill Southern California’s Halloween BOO-Tiques will run from Saturday, September 24th through October 31. Shoppers are encouraged to shop early at all of Goodwill Southern California’s 81 Stores in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information about GSC’s Halloween BOO-Tiques or to locate a store, visit

About Goodwill Southern California

Transforming lives through the power of work, Goodwill Southern California (GSC) serves individuals with disabilities or other vocational challenges, as well as businesses, by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services.  Each year, GSC prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services offered at three campuses, Career Resource Centers, WorkSource Centers, Deaf, Youth and Veteran Employment Programs throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  GSC supports its mission with proceeds generated from 81 stores and 47 attended donation centers.  GSC spends 95 percent of its budget on programs and services.  Committed to caring for the earth, in 2015 GSC diverted 100 million pounds of reusable or recyclable goods from landfills. Goodwill is Good for Everyone!