Isn't Goodwill SUPPOSE to help people...

Isn't Goodwill SUPPOSE to help people in need?

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Morehead, KY

#1 Jan 11, 2011
I thought Goodwill is suppose to help people when they are in need. I know someone who didn't have a winter coat and she went there a few days ago and they told her No. She then went to Good Samaritan and they gave her one. She cried when they gave it to her she really appreciated that.
I am appauled. What is all the donating to them for anyways? To line their own pockets. this whole time I have been donating all kinds of good things to them and i find out about this. What is Goodwill for anyways? I wish I could set up a store called Help the Needed and everybody donate to me and i make profit. Wouldn't that be nice, huh?

Morehead, KY

#2 Jan 11, 2011
'supposed' is the correct form of the word you were using. As in "I thought Goodwill is supposed to help...." Not 'suppose'

Anderson, SC

#3 Jan 11, 2011
The Goodwill is a not for profit organization. It is set up to sell goods that people donate in order to help those that are less fortunate in giving them employment. It is not a handout're thinking of the Federal Government.
really now

Morehead, KY

#4 Jan 11, 2011
I find this hard to believe. If someone went in there and said that they needed a coat, i am sure they would have give them one. Not believing this story!!!

Grayson, KY

#5 Jan 11, 2011
really now wrote:
I find this hard to believe. If someone went in there and said that they needed a coat, i am sure they would have give them one. Not believing this story!!!
Your wrong. Goodwill does NOT give away anything. They sell clothes at cheap prices but they don't give stuff away. I was in there the other day and a woman came in with her young son, neither had a coat on and it was cold.

They looked at kids coats and she picked one out for her son but didn't get one for herself. She was a little short and they wouldn't cut her a break. I gave her the money to buy herself a coat and the one for her son but I shouldn't have had to. I don't think I will donate any more to Goodwill.

Forest, VA

#6 Jan 11, 2011
I have seen similar things happen at the Goodwill in my town. Funny thing is, most of the people they have employed there are well off. Most are only working there to get out of the house. One lady brags that her husband makes over $50,000 a year, so she is hardly in desperate need. So much for helping those who need it.
downright awful

Morehead, KY

#7 Jan 11, 2011
confusedmuch wrote:
The Goodwill is a not for profit organization. It is set up to sell goods that people donate in order to help those that are less fortunate in giving them employment. It is not a handout're thinking of the Federal Government.
And you think giving someone employment is helping them. Goodwill is helping themselves. Look at all the goodwill stores nationwide. This is a scam! Don't call yourself goodwill if you are not going to help anyone. Good Samaritan does help people. If your house burned down they will give the whole family clothes and food or whatever they can help with. I have donated too and I will now donate to Good Samaritan. Where does the money go from all the donated items? This makes me sick. They should have to buy our unwanted items and sell it.

Nicholasville, KY

#8 Jan 11, 2011
Goodwill id a sorry outfit.They get government as they are supposed to train people for employment for other jobs which don't happen.They are no different from other corporations as those at the top rake in big dollars.Don't confuse them with a charitable organization in spite of their name.All the stuff they sell is given to them.You will never see the good stuff they get on the store shelves for sale,it goes out the back door.

Morehead, KY

#9 Jan 12, 2011
The point is not to employ people who are in need. The profits made from the donated goods are supposed to go to the needy. If they have enough to run the lights, water, and air I'd think they do. $2.50 for a coat isn't bad any way you look at it.
never again

Bedford, OH

#10 Jan 12, 2011
I worked at a goodwill in another state while my husband went to school. About 6 years ago they opened up alot of new stores. In these stores they had a coffee bar. They wasted alot of money. We all worked for mim. wage. but what they payed the managers, area manager, distric manager and the office workers were through the roof.

One day the manager comes in all p##ed off. They had a meeting with all the managers and was told that alot of the household stuff people were buying they were taken them to flee markets and reselling them at a profit. So we were told that we were not to price anthing at .49 cents anymore it was to be price at .99 cents and more. Most of these people reselling where retired people , who I think just mostly did it to give them something to do.

The city I live in, the people would donate truck loads of stuff every day all day long. Don't know where all the extre money went when we raised all the prices but it didn't go to the hourly workers.

Dahlonega, GA

#11 Jan 12, 2011
Where is Good Samaritan?

Olive Hill, KY

#12 Jan 12, 2011
As a former manager of a Goodwill in Cincinnati; I can say without a doubt Goodwill is benefiting themselves more than the people they claim to help. I stopped giving to them years ago and now donated directly to shelters and other social service agencies. At least it will be put to good use without someone making a buck. BTW, when the clothes don't sell the store will bag and ship them to other countries instead of donating them to local folks in need. Nice job Good for Nothing.

Morehead, KY

#13 Jan 12, 2011
Im going to start a used clothing store called Helping the Needy and i would like everyone local and nationwide to donate all items to me. I will get truck loads of items to sell. I will need to hire someone at my store so there for i am giving back to the community by hiring you. Please send your resume in so I can start this Helping The Needy Organization. Im really looking forward to buying a mansion and range rover by your giving me donations. Thank you to all the caring GOODWILLED people.

I will never set foot in this store again. and i hope you will decide to donate to Christian Social Services after the truth is out about Goodwill. At least i found out sooner than later.
Just to say

Winder, GA

#14 Jan 12, 2011
The Goodwell is a joke.They are so over priced on so many things.I saw a used pan I was going to get to feed my dog his dog food in.They wanted $9.00 for it .I had to laugh ! This stuff is gave to them want to put a high price on their stuff.I went there about a month later guess what they still had that pan.No they will not gave anyone a thing sad not even a coat to someone that is cold.We all need to donate to CSS they do help people.

Owingsville, KY

#15 Jan 12, 2011
well, my boyfriend and i think goodwill does a lot of good for the community, well at least for us. everyday after school we run down to the goodwill and make hot lovins in the the changing stall. i told some of my gay friends and now they use it as a hookup site. unfortunately they say there arent any holes in the wall yet. wtf that means

it was really funny once i orgasmed as sprayed all these clothes i tried on, so embarrassing ^^
marathon shopper

Olive Hill, KY

#16 Jan 12, 2011
Yes, Goodwill does seem to forget that everything is donated to them; but the prices go up and up. I was in the store when a lady came in asking for help after a house help from Goodwill. Also,checking out prices of 'antique' items on line and then expecting to get that price is just plain silly. The local store manager likes to treat people badly to make herself more important. She recently fired someone because she felt threatened that the employee could do a better job than she could. I will continue to shop there because you can get excellent deals...however, my donations go to CSS.

Morehead, KY

#17 Jan 12, 2011
I have also noticed the brand name clothes are on a special rack, the a pair of jeans i looked at was 9 dollars with a rip along the waist. Shirts are 7, 8, 15 dollars for a aeropostle sweat shirt. Yes this stuff is given to them. It is unbelievable.
I do shop at Goodwill too but as far as donating i will not. I like going to thrift stores every now and then because i like the thrill of finding something i really like. It makes me sick if i do go back knowing Im feeding their pockets buying their donated stuff. There isn't too much of a selection around here though. I still can't believe all these years I thought goodwill helped people. Man i wish someone put this on here before, so that is why i have so you can know the truth.
My View

Morehead, KY

#18 Jan 13, 2011
The only way I've heard that they help people is this: they help mentally disabled people with job training or something to that effect.

I shop there sometimes, but I won't donate to them either. I donate to Elliotville Baptist Church's clothing ministry. You can fill a bag there for free, which I think is a wonderful service for folks who are in need.

It's a good thing that they help mentally disabled people. But it's also good that Goodwill is a place to shop where you can find a bargain if you look hard enough, and that's a big help to people who can't even afford to shop at Wal-Mart. In these tough times, there's probably lots of people who can't afford to shop for clothing at all. That's sad!!
mixed up

Morehead, KY

#19 Jan 13, 2011
I really wished the would put the sizes of clothing, especially the jeans, in order. I think the men, and women's are all mixed in together. This is ridiculous, i have heard that other GW stores don't do this, why does Morehead. Lazy would be one clue.

Olive Hill, KY

#20 Jan 13, 2011
Here's an idea... get jobs and you won't have to rely on the government, private agencies, or the "kindness of strangers" for your own basic needs.

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