Seasonal & Holiday

Help Those in Need with Black Friday Bargains

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings that abound. It’s also a great time to spread good will to those who are less fortunate. It doesn’t take a lot of money to make a big difference in the life of someone else. This Black Friday use your amazing bargain hunting skills to find deeply discounted prices on pajamas, coats, jackets and school supplies. Then donate your bargains to the organizations listed below.

The Pajama Program

The Pajama Program is a national nonprofit that collects and distributes warm sleepwear and books to children in the foster system who are awaiting adoption. The pajamas offer security and love for a child abandoned in a shelter or waiting for a foster home. These children don’t have parents who can provide a warm bath, soft pajamas and a bed time story. A pair of pajamas and a book can provide that sweet and special bed time experience. Target is currently offering a deal on select pajamas. You can buy one pair and get the second for 50% off. Crazy 8 also has a great deal on pajamas. You can currently buy select pairs for $8.88 and get free shipping with coupon code VCFREE.

Warm Coats Warm Hearts Drive

The weather on the east coast has been unseasonably warm, but cold temperatures are just around the corner. A lot of individuals, particularly children, are in need of warm coats to block out the frigid temperatures to come. New and gently used coats and jackets can be donated to the Warm Coats Warm Hearts Drive sponsored by Burlington Coat Factory. When you drop off your coat you’ll receive a 10% discount on the purchase of a new one.

Local Schools

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are just as prevalent at office supply stores as they are at appliance stores and clothing boutiques. Ask your child’s teacher, principal or school administrator if they are in need of particular school related items for the new year. Then search online at for inexpensive supplies that can be used by the teachers or students themselves.


This is the season to search for deeply discounted toys and sports equipment. Browse the sales and consider buying an extra toy or two for a child in need. Babies-R-Us and Toys R Us stores have a collection box near the cash registers at each and every location.

While you make an essential Black Friday shopping list for your own friends and family, why not consider adding an extra item or two for those in need. This is a great time of year to let bargain shopping help you spread those holiday dollars.