helping homeless

Mount Vernon, KY

#1 Oct 21, 2008
Take your excess to the homeless shelter. They really do appreciate your help. I won't be taking anything else to goodwill. Not only do they help people who are staying there, but help them with household items, furniture, etc. when they are able to move out into homes or apartments. And don't forget the kids there, they cannot help it. thanks, i am just trying to do a good deed of the day, to help remind folks there is a better alternative than the goodwill. they can give you a receipt for your tax deduction too.

“Everything Changes”

Since: Oct 08

Corbin, KY

#2 Oct 21, 2008
helping homeless wrote:
Take your excess to the homeless shelter. They really do appreciate your help. I won't be taking anything else to goodwill. Not only do they help people who are staying there, but help them with household items, furniture, etc. when they are able to move out into homes or apartments. And don't forget the kids there, they cannot help it. thanks, i am just trying to do a good deed of the day, to help remind folks there is a better alternative than the goodwill. they can give you a receipt for your tax deduction too.
Where is the homeless shelter?
& what all kinds of things do they take?

I usually take alot of stuff to the goodwill..
helper

London, KY

#3 Oct 21, 2008
They are on 5th street in London. They are in the phone book under Christian Homeless Shelter. They will take anything that can be reused for families/people in need. They are doing their best to help people find jobs, homes, etc who need a little help. Every time I have been there to drop things off, there have been small children there. They need help with everything. If your church or group can help with serving meals, sorting through donations, donating money or time, please do it. It's a good thing to do!
MRS

London, KY

#4 Oct 21, 2008
they are on 4th Street.
bob jr

London, KY

#5 Oct 21, 2008
It's good to help ppl in need...or those will help there self..
donate 4 goodness

Somerset, KY

#6 Oct 26, 2008
helper wrote:
They are on 5th street in London. They are in the phone book under Christian Homeless Shelter. They will take anything that can be reused for families/people in need. They are doing their best to help people find jobs, homes, etc who need a little help. Every time I have been there to drop things off, there have been small children there. They need help with everything. If your church or group can help with serving meals, sorting through donations, donating money or time, please do it. It's a good thing to do!
The are on East 4th street in Downtown london.
Faith

Toccoa, GA

#7 Oct 26, 2008
I also used to take lots of stuff to Goodwill but never felt really sure that people in need were the ones who really got it--now I do take my stuff to the homeless shelter and I KNOW it goes to the needy--when you go in to get a receipt they will give you a pamphlet that tells stuff they are always in need of--it makes me feel really good to do this--some say those people are just there for a handout but i don't care--you can't convince me that anyone would choose to live homeless.
used

Somerset, KY

#8 Oct 26, 2008
WEll, if you walk in the back room at the Goodwill, you will see they don't need any donations for a long time. That stuff is piled all of the way to the ceiling. There is no way they can get that stuff gone through in a year!!! I agree on taking stuff elsewhere.
bill bojax

London, KY

#9 Oct 26, 2008
good to give
good heart

Somerset, KY

#10 Oct 27, 2008
Faith wrote:
I also used to take lots of stuff to Goodwill but never felt really sure that people in need were the ones who really got it--now I do take my stuff to the homeless shelter and I KNOW it goes to the needy--when you go in to get a receipt they will give you a pamphlet that tells stuff they are always in need of--it makes me feel really good to do this--some say those people are just there for a handout but i don't care--you can't convince me that anyone would choose to live homeless.
i agree. we should all give. Especially since they have families with children there. the kids cannot help it, and will remember it forever. VERY SAD.
take it

London, KY

#11 Oct 27, 2008
take all your donations to the homeless shelter and let them pawn off most of it for money. homeless shelter, from what I can see is no different than your basic favorite bum hangout. YOu got a bunch of suppose to be homeless and BROKE!!!! people living there. But every time you go by the place, you have 8 or 10 sitting around outside like they are worth a million dollars, smoking on $3 dollar a pack cigarettes. Can't afford food or a place to stay, but can afford them cigarettes
xxxxx

United States

#12 Oct 27, 2008
Goodwill sales the stuff you give them.Their prices are getting out of hand.If you really want to do good and get rid of your stuff you don't need,give it to the homeless shelter.They use it they don't try to make money off of it.
wondering

Winchester, KY

#13 Oct 28, 2008
Does anybody know what kind of stuff the need besides clothes I mean like toys for the kids backpacks etc
FRYSC

Hopkinsville, KY

#14 Oct 28, 2008
I agree that there are times when the prices are ridciulous. However, most FRYSCs in the schools use Goodwill for their families. When people dontate to Goodwill and put that they want that amount to go toward FRYSC in their area, FRYSC can give them a voucher and that is deducted from FRYSC total amount. Please by all means donate to the homeless shelter, but don't forget about Goodwill and FRYSCs
Goodwills Mission

United States

#15 Oct 28, 2008
The homeless shelter is a great place to donate your used cloting and other things. I'm sure they need them and will put them to good use. Many of the may not have clothing without donations.
I would like to say however that I believe Good Will is being misunderstood. The donations made to Good Will are not intended to clothe the needy. The money made at Good Wills across the United States is used to provide training and jobs to those who may otherwise be unemployable, such as the disabled, those trying to reform from drug addicted lives, those trying to get out of the welfare system, or work their way out of a homeless situation, etc.
I have seen in other Good Will stores in Kentucky, employees that are quite handicapped, very obviously under educated and just down on their luck. I haven't seen that here in the London store, but I have certainly seen it in other Good Will stores - people that you can tell would not be able to find employment if not for Good Will.
Here is the mission statement from the Good Will website:
"We are North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Last year, local Goodwills collectively provided employment and training services to more than 1.1 million individuals".
So you should give and help any charity you feel needs you most, but don't diminish the good that Good Will provides. It's the money they make from donations that helps others. So they have to sell what is donated to them.
And keep in mind, there are those in need who still don't qualify for assistance that can benefit from buying a shirt for $2.50 at Good Will for themselves or their kids.
hmmm

Cynthiana, KY

#16 Oct 29, 2008
helping homeless wrote:
Take your excess to the homeless shelter. They really do appreciate your help. I won't be taking anything else to goodwill. Not only do they help people who are staying there, but help them with household items, furniture, etc. when they are able to move out into homes or apartments. And don't forget the kids there, they cannot help it. thanks, i am just trying to do a good deed of the day, to help remind folks there is a better alternative than the goodwill. they can give you a receipt for your tax deduction too.
thats a joke.....i will keep giving my stuff to the good will...i wouldnt walk across the street to help anyone at that homeless shelter....i hear on the scanner police called to that place cause the drunks are fighting....now that is worth giving my money or stuff too...NO THANKS...they need to lay off the booze and smokes and get a job......
i cant believe that

Cynthiana, KY

#17 Oct 29, 2008
xxxxx wrote:
Goodwill sales the stuff you give them.Their prices are getting out of hand.If you really want to do good and get rid of your stuff you don't need,give it to the homeless shelter.They use it they don't try to make money off of it.
goodwill prices are not out of hand you call 2.50 for pair of jeans out of hand......1.00 for t-shirts is out of hand....i dont....GIVE TO THE GOODWILL CAUSE THEY HELP THE SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTY..homeless shelter can help themselves..

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