Where

Morehead, KY

#41 Jan 15, 2011
Homeless Shelter wrote:
People should just donate to the Homeless shelter if they truly wish to donate to a good cause.
where is the homeless shelter?
poor

Morehead, KY

#42 Jan 15, 2011
GW Lover wrote:
<quoted text>LOL .. why don't you see if you can get my job then. I am sure you could if you bothered with that small obstacle of eight very difficult years of college and all the other BS that comes with the job. I hate to burst your bubble but $150,000 a year isn't exactly big bucks. I am not poor, but I sure as heck am not rich. I love GoodWill because I am probably a tightwad. Next time you are at GoodWill, take a look at the cars in the parking lot and see if you can figure out of it is just poor folks in there. My car is a piece of crap, so it might throw you off. Like I said, I am a tightwad :)

See Ya'll at GoodWill!
Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are rich. My families monthly bills total between $1000 and $1500 per month, which means we could pay all our bills and not want for anything if we made between $12,000 and $18,000 per year and if I made that much I wouldn't consider myself poor.

At $150,000 per year even assuming you are the sole bread winner your monthly bills would have to be $12,500 in order for your family to not be rich, and if your monthly expenses are that high you really need to change your lifestyle.

My point is, if a family of 3 can live off $15,000 per year (and we do) then you are rich.

If you are so sure that others couldn't do your job then list what your job is or at least some of your job responsibilities. I personally know someone that makes $70,000 per year (the richest person I know on a first name basis) and they do almost nothing, he even admits it.

You may not think you are, but you most certainly are rich.
GW Lover

Morehead, KY

#43 Jan 15, 2011
I really doubt the homeless shelter needs or wants all your used clothes. Give them to Christian Social Services. CSS does give to the needy - they also sell your stuff to people like me to cover their costs. Goodwill could very well be one of those organizations that started out good, but turned into a revenue stream for its big dogs. It is sad, bit that seems to happen. Look at the Sierra club ... their upper echelon make big bucks - riding on the back of environmentalists. Power corrupts. I wonder what the upper echelon of the NAACP make? Or the Labor union leaders? At some point, the "good" organization exists to take care of those who run it. CSS is local and has volunteer help ... GoodWill is a different animal.

Still .. I love their stuff. Not much different than keeping the Wally World folks up is it.
Homeless Shelter

Morehead, KY

#45 Jan 15, 2011
GW Lover wrote:
I really doubt the homeless shelter needs or wants all your used clothes. Give them to Christian Social Services. CSS does give to the needy - they also sell your stuff to people like me to cover their costs. Goodwill could very well be one of those organizations that started out good, but turned into a revenue stream for its big dogs. It is sad, bit that seems to happen. Look at the Sierra club ... their upper echelon make big bucks - riding on the back of environmentalists. Power corrupts. I wonder what the upper echelon of the NAACP make? Or the Labor union leaders? At some point, the "good" organization exists to take care of those who run it. CSS is local and has volunteer help ... GoodWill is a different animal.
Still .. I love their stuff. Not much different than keeping the Wally World folks up is it.
Well, my husband and I gave used clothes and toys to the homeless shelter, and they appreciated it a great deal....apparently you never tried helping the homeless or you would know 99% of them would rather have used clothes than no clothes. So which sounds better giving clothes to a place who will sell them at lower price or give them to people who needs them and they dont have to pay for it? CSS and Goodwill are nice and good to give too, but dont throw out the homeless because you think they have too much pride to be helpped out with anything.

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#46 Jan 16, 2011
GW Lover you must not go in there as much as you claim to, because it is the first thing you see when you go in, any thing that is of decent use is priced at 8 to 15 dollars!!!!!
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#47 Jan 16, 2011
poor wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are rich. My families monthly bills total between $1000 and $1500 per month, which means we could pay all our bills and not want for anything if we made between $12,000 and $18,000 per year and if I made that much I wouldn't consider myself poor.
At $150,000 per year even assuming you are the sole bread winner your monthly bills would have to be $12,500 in order for your family to not be rich, and if your monthly expenses are that high you really need to change your lifestyle.
My point is, if a family of 3 can live off $15,000 per year (and we do) then you are rich.
If you are so sure that others couldn't do your job then list what your job is or at least some of your job responsibilities. I personally know someone that makes $70,000 per year (the richest person I know on a first name basis) and they do almost nothing, he even admits it.
You may not think you are, but you most certainly are rich.
This is pitiful. If your monthly bills are 1k to 1.5k and you make 15k a year you are just barely surviving and even then you must be on some sort of public assistance. For a family of 3 to live on this little money you must be living with someone or something else as you will not be able to pay your bills only making 15k.
poor

Elgin, TX

#48 Jan 16, 2011
will wrote:
<quoted text>This is pitiful. If your monthly bills are 1k to 1.5k and you make 15k a year you are just barely surviving and even then you must be on some sort of public assistance. For a family of 3 to live on this little money you must be living with someone or something else as you will not be able to pay your bills only making 15k.
No public assistance... no food stamps, no welfare, no rental assistance, don't even have a medical card.

My point is if you can pay all your bills, even if it's just barely, then you aren't poor in my book. To me poor is when you are in debt, getting by is average, and having enough to have money to spare is rich.

My mom had 5 kids by the same man, and then he left us and never paid child support. So she raised a family of 6 on an income of $18,000 per year and while we didn't have all the newest things we always had 3 meals a day and a roof over our heads.

The problem is nowadays people think if you can't afford to buy your kids PS3s and everything then you are poor. A lot of you are just spoiled.
truth

Ashland, KY

#49 Jan 16, 2011
GW Lover wrote:
Stop whining. If you don't like GoodWill don't go there and don't give them anything. GoodWill is very clear what their mission is - helping "challenged" people find employment. Sorry, they are not there to give out handouts. It is not a welfare store. It is not a free place to come find help. That is just not what they do. So why get mad when you go there and find out they don't give away stuff?
Yep.

You should know by now that all of these podunk idiots feel entitled to things that aren't theirs. Goodwill does what it claims. It does help people in need, but it's not a non-profit organization, so no, they're don't give away for free.

Quit putting your hand out and expecting others to support you.
Confusedanddazed

Olive Hill, KY

#50 Jan 17, 2011
I never give to anywhere, but the Homeless Shelter. It is ALWAYS appreciated. I am always getting hand written letters to let me know where some of the bigger items go to. Once, I donated a nice baby car seat and I received a letter the next week to let me know it went to a couple that was came in to stay with a 7 month old that did not have a car seat and when they were given the one I dropped off, they cried because it was so nice. People do appreciate used things.....especially when they do not even have a home. Even used household items are very appreciated for when they are ready to be set up in an apt they need these items.
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#51 Jan 17, 2011
poor wrote:
<quoted text>
No public assistance... no food stamps, no welfare, no rental assistance, don't even have a medical card.
My point is if you can pay all your bills, even if it's just barely, then you aren't poor in my book. To me poor is when you are in debt, getting by is average, and having enough to have money to spare is rich.
My mom had 5 kids by the same man, and then he left us and never paid child support. So she raised a family of 6 on an income of $18,000 per year and while we didn't have all the newest things we always had 3 meals a day and a roof over our heads.
The problem is nowadays people think if you can't afford to buy your kids PS3s and everything then you are poor. A lot of you are just spoiled.
doctor bills/dentist bills? clothing? Do any of you need eye care? 15k/yr is not going to provide for 3 people. I'd like to know how you do that. Not bragging but I make more than 3 times that and while we are doing ok there are alot of things my family needs that I am finding it difficult to provide. My daughter is going to need braces soon and I have no idea how I'm going to pay for them and I have dental insurance. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for my children's college in a few years. As it is I'm going to be working until the day I die.
poor

South Webster, OH

#52 Jan 17, 2011
will wrote:
<quoted text>doctor bills/dentist bills? clothing? Do any of you need eye care? 15k/yr is not going to provide for 3 people. I'd like to know how you do that. Not bragging but I make more than 3 times that and while we are doing ok there are alot of things my family needs that I am finding it difficult to provide. My daughter is going to need braces soon and I have no idea how I'm going to pay for them and I have dental insurance. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for my children's college in a few years. As it is I'm going to be working until the day I die.
It has to do with your lifestyle. If you live in a 3 bedroom apartment as opposed to a 3 bedroom house you will save a ton of money. Our rent plus utilities plus Internet is $500 per month. The other $500-$1000 per month will pay for food, clothes (we don't buy them often though, I only own 3 pairs of pants and I have had them for well over a year), and any other necessary expenses.
I AM RIGHT

Morehead, KY

#53 Jan 17, 2011
GW Lover wrote:
Stop whining. If you don't like GoodWill don't go there and don't give them anything. GoodWill is very clear what their mission is - helping "challenged" people find employment. Sorry, they are not there to give out handouts. It is not a welfare store. It is not a free place to come find help. That is just not what they do. So why get mad when you go there and find out they don't give away stuff? Having said that. I do think GoodWill does not make much of an effort to inform people of their mission. I'd suspect they want people to think they are helping the needy - so they get the donations. I guess it is all how you view it. I figure pants and shirts for a couple of bucks is helping the needy. I've never seen those 8 or 15 dollar items. Really? The one in Morehead has flat rates for everything and best I can tell nothing is 15 dollars. I am a GoodWill junky and I can verify that ALL GoodWill stores have their sizes in disarray. All of them. You just gotta look through it all. Hey, it ain't Macys. I LOVE GoodWill! Where else can you find designer clothes for a couple of bucks? All my clothes with the exception of "personal" items come from GoodWill. My income is over $150,000 a year ... and I'll never grace the doors of a department store again. Well, unless I need undies or shoes.
uH...Sorry to burst your know it all bubble but Goodwill does have a designer rack that they sell much higher priced. I was in there a few days ago and the same 2 15 dollar sweat shirts are still hanging there after a month. One is a aeropastle and the other says Burnettes have more fun. I would like to buy them for my daughter but Im not paying that for donated clothes so they can put it in their pocket.
i'd rather go to a Platos Closet and pay the 15 dollars for the same thing. At least they bought it, idk how much but just the fact Goodwill has people thinking it helps people I just can't make myself buy those overpriced clothes. And actually i feel a little ripped off right now because i bought some clothes and they charged me 5 dollars for a hollister tee shirt that the letters are a bit old. Id be worth a couple bucks but not 5. So you see they do sell designer clothes at a special price. Now the one in Lexington does not. Idk why that is though when all the other Good wills do.
You are ungrateful

Ashland, KY

#54 Jan 17, 2011
I AM RIGHT wrote:
<quoted text>
uH...Sorry to burst your know it all bubble but Goodwill does have a designer rack that they sell much higher priced. I was in there a few days ago and the same 2 15 dollar sweat shirts are still hanging there after a month. One is a aeropastle and the other says Burnettes have more fun. I would like to buy them for my daughter but Im not paying that for donated clothes so they can put it in their pocket.
i'd rather go to a Platos Closet and pay the 15 dollars for the same thing. At least they bought it, idk how much but just the fact Goodwill has people thinking it helps people I just can't make myself buy those overpriced clothes. And actually i feel a little ripped off right now because i bought some clothes and they charged me 5 dollars for a hollister tee shirt that the letters are a bit old. Id be worth a couple bucks but not 5. So you see they do sell designer clothes at a special price. Now the one in Lexington does not. Idk why that is though when all the other Good wills do.
Only in Eastern Ky do people complain that Goodwill, of all places, charges too much.
I AM RIGHT

Morehead, KY

#55 Jan 18, 2011
You are ungrateful wrote:
<quoted text>
Only in Eastern Ky do people complain that Goodwill, of all places, charges too much.
You got that right! They should be 2.50 like all the others at least. Those clothes are given to them. FREE! And then they put that money in their pocket. So who looks like the stupid ungrateful one? I'd say you. I do give you credit "only in eastern ky" and the designer items being overpriced"...is correct. I can't argue with that you are from Eastern Ky for sure.
you are ungrateful

Ashland, KY

#56 Jan 18, 2011
I AM RIGHT wrote:
<quoted text>
You got that right! They should be 2.50 like all the others at least. Those clothes are given to them. FREE! And then they put that money in their pocket. So who looks like the stupid ungrateful one? I'd say you. I do give you credit "only in eastern ky" and the designer items being overpriced"...is correct. I can't argue with that you are from Eastern Ky for sure.
You must lead a very sheltered life.
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#57 Jan 18, 2011
poor wrote:
<quoted text>
It has to do with your lifestyle. If you live in a 3 bedroom apartment as opposed to a 3 bedroom house you will save a ton of money. Our rent plus utilities plus Internet is $500 per month. The other $500-$1000 per month will pay for food, clothes (we don't buy them often though, I only own 3 pairs of pants and I have had them for well over a year), and any other necessary expenses.
you live in a 3bdr apt and you pay $500/month for rent plus utilities plus internet and it's not rent controled or income based? I remember Morehead and I don't remember any apartments that cheap. Either way going by your figures if you have one thing that isnt in your budget, anything unforseen it is more than difficult to make ends meet, its IMPOSSIBLE. What about car insurance, dentist bill or eye care? I don't believe this lifestyle bull or people being spoiled. I think someone can survive on that money IF they are single and/or receiving some assistance otherwise you are always behind on something.
poor

Morehead, KY

#58 Jan 18, 2011
will wrote:
<quoted text>you live in a 3bdr apt and you pay $500/month for rent plus utilities plus internet and it's not rent controled or income based? I remember Morehead and I don't remember any apartments that cheap. Either way going by your figures if you have one thing that isnt in your budget, anything unforseen it is more than difficult to make ends meet, its IMPOSSIBLE. What about car insurance, dentist bill or eye care? I don't believe this lifestyle bull or people being spoiled. I think someone can survive on that money IF they are single and/or receiving some assistance otherwise you are always behind on something.
It is income based to an extent, there is an income cap of $75,000 per year but that is so high that I doubt it will ever be an issue.

My insurance is only $100 per month and that's car, life, and renters insurance. We only go to the eye doctor or dentist like every other year unless there is a problem.

I think lifestyle plays a big part. I take quick showers to cut down on the water and electric bill. We buy off brand food and clothes. We do without luxuries like cable tv and other unnecessary niceties but we do make ends meet.

I'm not trying to say that we don't have financial problems, I'm just trying to say that we wouldn't have any problems at all if we kept our lifestyle the same and made as little as $25,000 a year so $150,000 per year IS rich by almost anyones standards.
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#59 Jan 19, 2011
poor wrote:
<quoted text>
It is income based to an extent, there is an income cap of $75,000 per year but that is so high that I doubt it will ever be an issue.
My insurance is only $100 per month and that's car, life, and renters insurance. We only go to the eye doctor or dentist like every other year unless there is a problem.
I think lifestyle plays a big part. I take quick showers to cut down on the water and electric bill. We buy off brand food and clothes. We do without luxuries like cable tv and other unnecessary niceties but we do make ends meet.
I'm not trying to say that we don't have financial problems, I'm just trying to say that we wouldn't have any problems at all if we kept our lifestyle the same and made as little as $25,000 a year so $150,000 per year IS rich by almost anyones standards.
you are living without because you have to the same as anyone else. If you made 25k/yr and continued to do without then yes you would have more money but you are supposed to go to the dentist every 6 months the optometrist yearly. The frequency of these visits will help to keep down costs of care especially where early dection is concerned. Vehicle maintenance and replacement is pretty much out of the question I would guess and I don't think that is a matter of lifestyle.

I agree that a person making 150k is doing well but I'm not about to call that rich. If I made that kind of money there would be things I'm doing without now that I would not have to forego anylonger. My childrens college fund would be attainable without the stress involved. I would not be driving a vehicle with 200k miles but I would not say I'm rich. At 150k its about lifestyle at 15k its about tough choices.
Confusedanddazed

Olive Hill, KY

#60 Jan 19, 2011
Well, if this person is making it on 15k a year without assistance, that is commendable. People are always on here running their mouth about others getting government assistance, being on welfare and food stamps, etc. and how wrong it is. This person is doing it without all this and still taking crap for it. Well, I say "good job"..you are trying to make it on your own and that is great. Just because someone can say they make so much money does not make them rich, I am sure they have mortgages, high credit card bills, owes on a lot, etc...so the appearance is not always what it seems.
Ashland TROLL

Morehead, KY

#61 Jan 19, 2011
You are ungrateful wrote:
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Only in Eastern Ky do people complain that Goodwill, of all places, charges too much.
This is the Ashland Troll that justs loves to argue with anyone on here. Poor thing must be awfully lonley, no wonder. She is nasty, and rude to everyone. She is the same one from ashland on all the posts, just using a different name. Pitiful person she is, too get her jolly's by running other down, no matter what the topic is!! Karma is a BITCH, and sometimes you mess with the Wrong People!!!

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