Why the big fuss about the mega Goodw...

Why the big fuss about the mega Goodwill Store opening in Oviedo?

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D_Joseph

Orlando, FL

#1 Dec 28, 2008
Just wondering why Oviedo residents are so upset about the 18,000 sq. ft. Goodwill Store being built on 434 near Chapman Road...The money the store raises will help fund their services.
Goodwill is a community focused non-profit provider 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 they provided services to over 1 million disadvantaged individuals nationwide.
huh

Carrollton, TX

#2 Dec 28, 2008
What residents are upset? I live here and I have never heard anybody complain.
Oviedo resident

Carrollton, TX

#3 Jan 9, 2009
I don't want the store to open. This store shows that Oviedo is poverty stricken. Only bad areas have Good Will stores. Now I have to make sure my child is ok at his school as it is right next door to the stupid store. I also love that the City of Oviedo says nothing about this until now. When the store is almost completed. If I could petition for it not to open, I WOULD.
What Store

Carrollton, TX

#4 Jan 12, 2009
The reason no one has complained is that no one really knows about it. It is news to me and I live a couple blocks away! I don't like the idea of it being there either, but I guess it got sneaked in like most unsavory projects do. They/we cried about a Wal-Mart Super Store and that would have been preferrable.
From an Oviedo Resident
June DeLalio

San Antonio, TX

#5 Feb 25, 2009
I am sorry people think a Goodwill store will make their area look bad. It's not true. I live in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York and we have one. This is a very affluent area so they get many high quality items donated. I have gone there to buy great new toys for kids that are almost new and at the same time dropped off bikes, housewares, etc that I no longer need. This store does not have to be considered a negative. It will reflect the area that it is in and nothing more.
mary

Vandalia, OH

#6 Feb 28, 2009
June DeLalio wrote:
I am sorry people think a Goodwill store will make their area look bad. It's not true. I live in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York and we have one. This is a very affluent area so they get many high quality items donated. I have gone there to buy great new toys for kids that are almost new and at the same time dropped off bikes, housewares, etc that I no longer need. This store does not have to be considered a negative. It will reflect the area that it is in and nothing more.
you must be small minded i live in ohio & i manage a goodwill store, there is nothing wrong with the area its in and im sure your child will be safe at school.
ckj

Sanford, FL

#8 Mar 19, 2009
I live near there also, and I am not upset. I agree with you Joseph. As the name implies: Goodwill--- I look forward to having a convenient place to make my donations & to have it distributed back into our community. "Goodwill to all"
D_Joseph wrote:
Just wondering why Oviedo residents are so upset about the 18,000 sq. ft. Goodwill Store being built on 434 near Chapman Road...The money the store raises will help fund their services.
Goodwill is a community focused non-profit provider 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 they provided services to over 1 million disadvantaged individuals nationwide.
Kathy

Richardson, TX

#9 Mar 29, 2009
Oh Please having a GW does not make Oviedo Poor!!!! Think about it..... it doesn't matter what type of store you put in an area its the people that live there. The GW in Oviedo is nice and in case you don't know Target donates all of there clearance items that don't sell to GW, that's why you will see there red stickers. It helps the ecomony and the landfills. I have donated alot of nice things to them already, some brand new.. go worry about the bars by the college, that's what we don't need, more drunk college kids!
Drunk College Student

Carrollton, TX

#10 Mar 30, 2009
I live in Oviedo and I'm pleased that there is a goodwill in Oviedo. There were a few donation centers for other nonprofits scattered around town anyway, but they were unable to process the amount of donations that they were getting.
As far as the bars go, honestly there needs to be more. Oviedo is missing out on a large amount of alcohol sales. That is revenue that could be used on our ever expanding road projects as well as to extend the budgets for our Oviedo schools. As long as the bars are run respectively, follow the laws, and don't let drunk people drive. There should be no issue with having them.
Also I think it's dumb they amount of fuss people were giving when the ABC liquor store was put in. They can't even operate at full capacity. They are not allowed to rent kegs, even though the local Albertsons can rent kegs.
As long as Oviedo residents keep complaining about what is going to be built in Oviedo, they will always being selling our town short.
fittness35

Palm Bay, FL

#11 Apr 3, 2009
stop complaining .The store looks nice.I drive by it today.Why dont yoiu complain about walmart or target.you guys are dumb and stop complaining.rich snobs in oviedo.
fittness35

Palm Bay, FL

#12 Apr 3, 2009
Oviedo resident wrote:
I don't want the store to open. This store shows that Oviedo is poverty stricken. Only bad areas have Good Will stores. Now I have to make sure my child is ok at his school as it is right next door to the stupid store. I also love that the City of Oviedo says nothing about this until now. When the store is almost completed. If I could petition for it not to open, I WOULD.
Then move to another state.you are judgemental.
fittness35

Palm Bay, FL

#13 Apr 3, 2009
GOODWILL is a great place.They train people that need jobs and have disabiltys.If you dont like that screw you.One day you could be disabled or in a wheelchair .Dont think you are superman and cant get hurt.You can.So stop putting down Goodwill .You might need there help one day.
Show some class

Carrollton, TX

#14 Apr 10, 2009
It just shows pure ignorance if you think opening a Goodwill store in your area diminishes our reputation. It's brand new, very nice & very convenient for people to drop off their items for the less fortunate. Shame on you for your petty views, that's what wrong with the world today.
American

Lancaster, PA

#15 May 12, 2009
Oviedo resident wrote:
I don't want the store to open. This store shows that Oviedo is poverty stricken. Only bad areas have Good Will stores. Now I have to make sure my child is ok at his school as it is right next door to the stupid store. I also love that the City of Oviedo says nothing about this until now. When the store is almost completed. If I could petition for it not to open, I WOULD.
Wow may god have mercy on you because your going to burn
Granny

Sanford, FL

#16 May 19, 2009
For goodness sake! I'm not "poor" and I love to go into the store and look around. I used to drive far away to donate, and now it is close by. My step-daughter's house burned down, and we took her there to buy clothes for herself and her baby, and when we told the Good Will folks, they ran the register to $48 and then stopped...and gave her all the rest of what she needed. We need MORE Good Will all around.
Oviedoian

Sanford, FL

#17 Jun 17, 2009
Wait until they find out that there is a discount grocer going in across the street (Aldi)!
YOUNG MOTHER OF TWO

Richardson, TX

#18 Aug 14, 2009
YOU KNOW WHAT IS SO FUNNY ABOUT ALL YOU BITCHING ABOUT THE STORE GOING UP? HA.... I HAVE BEEN IN THERE NUMEROUS TIMES AND SEEN BMWS AND LUXURY CARS IN THAT PARKING LOT WHO WERE NOT DONATING THINGS! SO COMPLAIN A LITTLE MORE BUT TIMES ARE TOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE ANDI THINK THAT THIS STORE IS GREAT I DONT SHOP THERE ALL THE TIME BUT HEY YOU KNOW ITS THERE IF YOU NEED SOMETHING AND CANT AFFORD IT SO F ALL U PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT GO STUFF IT.

Since: Aug 09

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Aug 15, 2009
testing123
Live off Alafaya Trail

Carrollton, TX

#20 Aug 22, 2009
I'm pretty sure whoever complained was trying to start a ruckus for no reason. The wonders of the internet (such an advancement!!!!) Both stores are extremely beneficial as I need them to survive. I work at Outback Steakhouse in Oviedo, and I prepare food for the town I care about... as it is my home. I don't know why I wasted this much time placing a comment.
Kate

Oviedo, FL

#21 May 30, 2010
D_Joseph wrote:
Just wondering why Oviedo residents are so upset about the 18,000 sq. ft. Goodwill Store being built on 434 near Chapman Road...The money the store raises will help fund their services.
Goodwill is a community focused non-profit provider 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 they provided services to over 1 million disadvantaged individuals nationwide.
I can tell you why, I live off chapman. Because they are supposed to be putting up project 8 apartments right next to my neighborhood and they are afraid all of this is going to bring down the value of their homes... or make it "the slums".

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