SEATTLE — It's the end of a colorful tradition in Seattle. Goodwill held its final Glitter Sale this weekend.
Think of it as a bucket list sale with unique designer and vintage pieces. You can treasure hunt all in one place over the course of two days.
"We just popped in to take a look and it's quite and institution. It's impressive," said David Dzentis, who visited the sale for the first time.
For its final year, Goodwill added wider aisles in the clothing and checkout areas.
It's not all about the deals.
The proceeds help support Goodwill's free job training and education programs.
"It's a lot of hard work for everyone involved but in the end it pays off," said volunteer Pam Baker.
Goodwill says it's become too expensive to hold the Glitter Sale every year, so it's now working on better ways to support its mission.
"As much as we love the Glitter Sale, we have found that there's probably other ways we can be better stewards to raise funds for our jobs training and education so we're probably going to come up with some other creative ideas so be on the lookout for that," said Katherine Boury, spokesperson for the Seattle Goodwill.
Boury said ending the Glitter Sale won't impact the programs Goodwill Funds. Over the last 36 years, the Glitter Sale has raised over $3 million to support free job training and education programs.
"It's a little bittersweet," said Baker, "We've had a lot of longtime volunteers come in very sad, but we've also had a lot of newbies who are like, 'I have to get in and volunteer before it's over."
The final Glitter Sale included more than 500 volunteers. It was held Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10.