Goodwill is a company not a charity

Goodwill is a company not a charity

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daddy

Charleston, WV

#1 Jan 28, 2012
I just want to inform everybody that a very small percentage of donations to goodwill actually go to charity. Please give your items to another local charity or give them to a private thrift store. This will keep the money will in our community.
Engelbert

Chesapeake, VA

#2 Jan 28, 2012
daddy wrote:
I just want to inform everybody that a very small percentage of donations to goodwill actually go to charity. Please give your items to another local charity or give them to a private thrift store. This will keep the money will in our community.
This is interesting! I give a fair amount to the good-will every year, please tell me more. Thank you.
jiggy

Red House, WV

#3 Jan 28, 2012
Engelbert wrote:
<quoted text>This is interesting! I give a fair amount to the good-will every year, please tell me more. Thank you.
and who sets their prices....their prices are ridiculous on a lot of things, especially furniture
Like them

United States

#4 Jan 28, 2012
Yeh lets here more. I think you are just pissed at them for something and trying to bad mouth them.
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Nitro, WV

#5 Jan 28, 2012
Like them wrote:
Yeh lets here more. I think you are just pissed at them for something and trying to bad mouth them.
i dont know about the person who started the post, but i do know their prices are too high. their furniture is just as high as Big Lots
WELL

Bluefield, WV

#6 Jan 28, 2012
When you can walk in there and spend over 30.00 on clothes (and nice ones to boot), and leave there with one of their huge bags full. Pooo on you, I call that a bargain. Go somewhere else to get your fine made collectiables I say. And alot of their furniture that is higher priced take a closer look at it people, chances are it's an older piece of furniture and the don't make them like that anymore. Damn thing I got is over 30 years old and is still holding out longer than something I bought new. I think they might call them collectiable, antique. I got a coat like new in there (an over 100.00 coat I mind you) for 5.99 so go on and shop somewhere else and spend the big bucks and give it to me later for a big ole discount. Thank you for your donations. And kiss my GRITZ!!!
wayne

Hurricane, WV

#7 Jan 28, 2012
WELL wrote:
When you can walk in there and spend over 30.00 on clothes (and nice ones to boot), and leave there with one of their huge bags full. Pooo on you, I call that a bargain. Go somewhere else to get your fine made collectiables I say. And alot of their furniture that is higher priced take a closer look at it people, chances are it's an older piece of furniture and the don't make them like that anymore. Damn thing I got is over 30 years old and is still holding out longer than something I bought new. I think they might call them collectiable, antique. I got a coat like new in there (an over 100.00 coat I mind you) for 5.99 so go on and shop somewhere else and spend the big bucks and give it to me later for a big ole discount. Thank you for your donations. And kiss my GRITZ!!!
yes, u can get good buys on used clothing, but most of their furniture is not antiques. i like to go there too sometimes, but they need to lower their prices, especially on furniture. and on knick knacks etc....a used candle is not worth three bucks
daddy

Charleston, WV

#8 Jan 28, 2012
A breakdown of goodwills charity fiscal records are available online google it.
Local

Summersville, WV

#9 Jan 28, 2012
I was told that things you donate to Goodwill here goes to another store and the same applies to all the other Goodwill stores. It's my guess the reason for this is to prevent someone from approaching a recent Goodwill customer and saying, "I gave that coat to Goodwill", get the picture.
citizen

Huntington, WV

#10 Jan 28, 2012
I use to work for Goodwill, and the stuff stays where you donate it. The only things that leave the store is the clothes that are stained, and not in good shape, then they send them over seas.And some of the furniture if it has a white tag on it, then Goodwill bought it. It wasn't donated.
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Well

United States

#12 Jan 28, 2012
Duh__ wrote:
<quoted text>I stopped donating to them years ago. I work for a Methodist run second hand store in Lorain ohio, and if you do not have the money and need shoes you will be given shoes if we have them. Goodwill forgot all about thier christian roots. I also do not give to Salvation Army... If you really want to read scary stuff resad about the group that put out those PlanetAide collection boxes.. They are a cult.
Bullshit. Both do a lot of good for many people.
No Thanks

United States

#13 Jan 29, 2012
I was in need of a couch and chair so I decided to look there. I didn't have a lot of money because my husband had been laid off. I went there hoping I could find something in decent shape for a decent price. I was shocked!$600 for a couch and chair? Why? What is the purpose? If I had that much money to spend on furniture, I would go to a furniture store. I do enjoy shopping for clothes there. I found a few nice outfits to wear for job interviews, but that's about all they're good for. The $600 furniture turned out to be 8 years old and came as a bundle with coffee tables from Big Lots. Brand new it sold $750...8 years ago. My husbands parents have that same exact set and they bought theirs new. So I'm thankful for their clothing prices but they need to take a second look at their furniture.
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#15 Jan 29, 2012
Broke aint fun.
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Citizen

United States

#17 Jan 29, 2012
Years ago I was hurt and could not work for a period of time. My bills were piling up, the money running out. They paid my power bill or I would have been in the dark. I will continue to give to them and think they do good things.
friend

Charleston, WV

#18 Jan 29, 2012
I enjoy Goodwill it is the main way I dress my family!!! Just like a few days ago I went and bought old navy, hollister, and even a pair of eastland shoes I priced online for 80.00 the total was around 6.00 for just 3 items. They didnt even look worn. Another reason to shop there is the freindly service and my kids love going in there and even donating their old stuff. The way I look at it don't knock it till you try it and yeah you may have to really look for a deal but to some people it is a way to live and look good in this society because as for me and my family we can't afford the name brands any other way!!!
mickey

Panther, WV

#19 Jan 29, 2012
friend wrote:
I enjoy Goodwill it is the main way I dress my family!!! Just like a few days ago I went and bought old navy, hollister, and even a pair of eastland shoes I priced online for 80.00 the total was around 6.00 for just 3 items. They didnt even look worn. Another reason to shop there is the freindly service and my kids love going in there and even donating their old stuff. The way I look at it don't knock it till you try it and yeah you may have to really look for a deal but to some people it is a way to live and look good in this society because as for me and my family we can't afford the name brands any other way!!!
yes, like it has been posted, you can sometimes find good buys on used clothing, but their FURNITURE is way over priced. so are some of the knick knacks and toys.. they had a PIECE of a toy priced at $3.59, what the heck....should have been a quarter if anything.
willem

Panther, WV

#20 Jan 29, 2012
Citizen wrote:
Years ago I was hurt and could not work for a period of time. My bills were piling up, the money running out. They paid my power bill or I would have been in the dark. I will continue to give to them and think they do good things.
salvation army may help pay electric bills, i dont believe goodwill pays them.
Citizen

United States

#21 Jan 29, 2012
I believe you are right. My bad.
wvlady

Saint Albans, WV

#22 Jan 29, 2012
It doesn't matter what they do with there money. You don't have to shop there you can easly go elsewhere. They are high on somethings. But that is there decision what price to put on it. I personally donate all my things to Salvation Army. I know what they stand for and what they do for the community. Plus I've been a red cross volunteer for years. You can get a tax right off by donating to Salvation Army.It is ran by some really great people also. It just like everything else we all have a different opinions on how things can or should be done. But we should not bad month businesses in the process.
fantasia

Chesterfield, MO

#23 Jan 30, 2012
Have you tried the free store at the old wal mart they put the good stuff back for fire victims they are a non profit organization also talk to danny he helped us he is a good man

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