Goodwill throwing away toys?

Goodwill throwing away toys?

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just being concerned

Charlotte, NC

#1 Aug 27, 2009
Has anyone drove on the backside if Goodwill on Tunrersburg Hwy? Well I was going to work and noticed the employees out back trowing away toys that we have donated to them. Now, why in the world would they be throwing away all those stuffed animals when they could ship 'em to a third world country where some of those children have never seen a stuffed animal nor had the chance to even have one and what a difference that would make in their lives something to hang on to when there is nothing else to. Can someone please tell me why I seen this and why they were doing it. They were litterly taking it off the rack from inside and tossing them into the large dumpster in the back of the store and all the ones they threw away looked in fairly good condition. please someone tell me why?
RunningWater

Hickory, NC

#2 Aug 27, 2009
This might have something to do with past recalls of Chinese made toys. There were news stories about people that would "donate" the toys to charity instead of taking them back to the stores for a refund. Also, stuffed animals are great places for germs, since kids will put them in their mouths. Some things just can't be safely donated.
zombified

Salisbury, NC

#3 Oct 17, 2009
that goodwill throws ALOT of things away! but will call the police if you try to take anything. its a shame i dont donate anything to good will any more.
weotigsopkigoprg

Troutman, NC

#4 Oct 19, 2009
zombified wrote:
that goodwill throws ALOT of things away! but will call the police if you try to take anything. its a shame i dont donate anything to good will any more.
This is so true for all goodwills used to work there it sucks
hmmmm

Salisbury, NC

#5 Oct 19, 2009
I love the Goodwill, especially the one in Statesville. I'm sure they have good reason for throwing away what they do. I would rather they throw things away that they feel will not sell or are damaged than putting it on the shelves to take up space and clutter things up. I am pregnant and I have bought 95% or better of my baby's clothes and my clothes from there. I have also bought nice furniture from the Statesville Goodwill. I have always been treated well while shopping there. Any store will call the police on you for going through the garbage. Go to Wal-Mart and try to get the flowers they throw out at the end of the season, they will not allow it. I'm happy to be able to have a store to get good items for a fraction of the cost. Not only do they help me out but in turn they are creating jobs for others.
Jae

Holt, MI

#6 Mar 30, 2013
"GOODwill" or "BADwill"?

Hi, I know what you are talking about, because I live in Michigan (not sure where you are from), but they not only throw out toys, but clothes, appliances, furniture, misc items that are still good or new/like new! I have pulled working microwaves, electric can openers, new baby dolls WITH accessories, brand new cd's, books, clothes, christmas items, you name it, they threw it out! NOT just one "BADwill" store, but more - I've done this in different cities I've lived in in different states! They would get upset if we pulled the items from the trash and make us leave or cops would make us put it back and leave! I've even called their HQ in my state and or nearest the city it was close to and they wouldn't even write me a letter saying I could get the stuff from the dumpster to donate it to a freestore we had here!
If anyone is wanting to help me out on a documentary on this from state to state by investigating this further and going to the "BADwill" stores nearest you and in neighboring cities, I would SO GREATLY appreciate this! WE NEED TO PUT A STOP TO THIS NOW!!! IT'S FILLING UP OUR LANDFILLS and the stuff can be donated to shelters, people who have lost their homes to a fire or natural disaster, and to the third world countries around the world!
If you would like to get in touch with me please email me at:
[email protected]
Thanks, Jae
just being concerned wrote:
Has anyone drove on the backside if Goodwill on Tunrersburg Hwy? Well I was going to work and noticed the employees out back trowing away toys that we have donated to them. Now, why in the world would they be throwing away all those stuffed animals when they could ship 'em to a third world country where some of those children have never seen a stuffed animal nor had the chance to even have one and what a difference that would make in their lives something to hang on to when there is nothing else to. Can someone please tell me why I seen this and why they were doing it. They were litterly taking it off the rack from inside and tossing them into the large dumpster in the back of the store and all the ones they threw away looked in fairly good condition. please someone tell me why?
FunnyThread

Johnson City, TN

#7 Oct 2, 2013
Jae wrote:
"GOODwill" or "BADwill"?
Hi, I know what you are talking about, because I live in Michigan (not sure where you are from), but they not only throw out toys, but clothes, appliances, furniture, misc items that are still good or new/like new! I have pulled working microwaves, electric can openers, new baby dolls WITH accessories, brand new cd's, books, clothes, christmas items, you name it, they threw it out! NOT just one "BADwill" store, but more - I've done this in different cities I've lived in in different states! They would get upset if we pulled the items from the trash and make us leave or cops would make us put it back and leave! I've even called their HQ in my state and or nearest the city it was close to and they wouldn't even write me a letter saying I could get the stuff from the dumpster to donate it to a freestore we had here!
If anyone is wanting to help me out on a documentary on this from state to state by investigating this further and going to the "BADwill" stores nearest you and in neighboring cities, I would SO GREATLY appreciate this! WE NEED TO PUT A STOP TO THIS NOW!!! IT'S FILLING UP OUR LANDFILLS and the stuff can be donated to shelters, people who have lost their homes to a fire or natural disaster, and to the third world countries around the world!
If you would like to get in touch with me please email me at:
[email protected]
Thanks, Jae
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What kind of quest are you ON? You have tried to take items from numerous Goodwill dumpsters in numerous states?
I do, however, believe that good things are thrown out!
Our economy flourishes because we purchase, purchase, and repurchase. I imagine that 80% of our unwanted items are never donated but simply go to the garbage cans on the curb. Then of the donated items, I can believe a lot is thrown out. The management of any thrift store would have to consider (1) shelf space (2) cleanliness (3) state of disrepair (4) overstock of one kind of item (5) poor sellers.
I do believe that thrift store operators should NOT have to deal with dumpster divers because their prices are affordable for all.
Jay

East Hartford, CT

#8 Mar 18, 2014
Used to work there.
Goodwill is corrupt. They threw away items like plates, glass dishes, toys, pretty anything other than clothes, purses and shoes that didn't sell!! Cannot believe it.
john

Bowling Green, KY

#9 May 16, 2014
Dirty
Chris

Waveland, MS

#10 Dec 3, 2014
FunnyThread wrote:
<quoted text>
What kind of quest are you ON? You have tried to take items from numerous Goodwill dumpsters in numerous states?
I do, however, believe that good things are thrown out!
Our economy flourishes because we purchase, purchase, and repurchase. I imagine that 80% of our unwanted items are never donated but simply go to the garbage cans on the curb. Then of the donated items, I can believe a lot is thrown out. The management of any thrift store would have to consider (1) shelf space (2) cleanliness (3) state of disrepair (4) overstock of one kind of item (5) poor sellers.
I do believe that thrift store operators should NOT have to deal with dumpster divers because their prices are affordable for all.
Funny! You're asking her what kind of quest is she ON? Hmm how about the same one that started the Goodwill mission to keep things out of the landfill. "Economy flourishes" ha! That's an uneducated joke! If a Goodwill doesn't have room they will ship to other stores or auction the good stuff off online. For their OWN profits! Get facts straight! And jobs, ha! Goodwill has stayed in trouble for hiring the "less desirable" and ripping them off for less than minimum wage! Please tell me who is the educated personnel that decides what's junk and what's not. It's not employees having to deal with dumpster divers, cuz they don't! It's the employees not wanting to do their jobs and just throw stuff away but secretly
Come back for it themselves!!

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