Goodwill ( and Gateway Mall are collaborating for another spooktacular Halloween, offering three free events to the Lincoln community.

On October 8, they will host a Make & Take Workshop where attendees will receive craft supplies to create a Halloween item. This workshop is made possible by Goodwill’s Bits and Pieces section in their stores. Then, on October 22, furry friends are invited to the HowlO-Ween Pet Costume Contest. Prizes and treats will be awarded.

Finally, on October 31, join them for a safe and fun Halloween at the Lil’ Monsters Trick-or-Treat event. Participating stores will hand out treats to all kids ages 12 and under. Reusable tote bags will be available to collect candy. During the event, enter the DIY Costume Contest to win a prize.

All events are located in the common area behind Scooter’s at Gateway Mall. To learn more about these events and how to register, follow them on Facebook (@LincolnGoodwill ) or visit

For 90 years, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has been strengthening the Lincoln community by providing services for individuals who face barriers to employment and by offering residents an outlet for recycling unused household items and clothing. The sale of donated items in Goodwill’s retail stores remains the largest source of funding for its programs and services. To contact Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, call (402) 438-2022.