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Old 05-03-2020, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
Are they open? The Goodwill website says that more than 94% of the stores are currently closed.
The Goodwill store here is open and several in close by towns. We were never on stay at home or shelter in place order. The stores ask for six foot social distancing for each customer.
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:47 AM
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This is very sad that a precious family heirloom has been lost this way. Hopefully it will show up somewhere but the likelihood is slim to none. I will rejoice if it is found.
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Old 05-03-2020, 06:17 AM
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The Goodwill store here throws a lot in the 'recycle bin'. Especially if there are lots of the same thing in the store. The worker takes it with a smile and then it promptly goes to the bin. There is no Salvation Army store in my town and that is my preferred donation organization. With the stores being closed most donations they are getting now will be dumped or maybe sold by the truck load overseas. I imagine that is why the trucks being loaded now could not be stopped, already sold in lots to be shipped out.
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Old 05-13-2020, 06:59 AM
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I finally received a reply back from Goodwill Industries concerning this quilt. It's no real help but at least they did reply:

Quote: "Dear Nicki,

Goodwill has a network of 157 member organizations that independently operate more than 3,300 Goodwill stores across the nation.

People mistakenly donate items quite often. Generally, we suggest going to the store to speak to the manager on duty as soon as possible to see if they can locate your item. Keep in mind that most of the time when items are donated they can be put on the floor and sold the same day that they are donated. You may also contact your local headquarters for assistance. The information for your headquarters has been provided below.

Goodwill of Colorado
(719) 635-4483

http://www.discovermygoodwill.org


Goodwill generates opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities by offering job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. We appreciate your support of Goodwill Industries.

Best Regards,

Andrea
Goodwill Industries International Customer Service
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
The Goodwill store here throws a lot in the 'recycle bin'. Especially if there are lots of the same thing in the store. The worker takes it with a smile and then it promptly goes to the bin. There is no Salvation Army store in my town and that is my preferred donation organization. With the stores being closed most donations they are getting now will be dumped or maybe sold by the truck load overseas. I imagine that is why the trucks being loaded now could not be stopped, already sold in lots to be shipped out.

Yes, what she said above.
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:24 PM
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I contacted the local headquarters for the Colorado Goodwill & got this reply today. I think it might be to late for the local Colorado Goodwill to do anything but I'm trying.

Quote : "Stephanie Bell <[email protected]>
Hi Nicki, thank you for your note. Our retail team is indeed keeping an eye out for this quilt and we will reach out to the family if it turns up.
Stephanie BellManager, Marketing and Communications
1460 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
p: (719) 785-9209 |c: (719) 510-7607 | f: (719) 635-5713"
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Old 05-15-2020, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
The Goodwill store here throws a lot in the 'recycle bin'. Especially if there are lots of the same thing in the store. The worker takes it with a smile and then it promptly goes to the bin. There is no Salvation Army store in my town and that is my preferred donation organization. With the stores being closed most donations they are getting now will be dumped or maybe sold by the truck load overseas. I imagine that is why the trucks being loaded now could not be stopped, already sold in lots to be shipped out.
Yep. Some years ago I tried to donate a toddler potty chair. They told me that they couldn't accept it because "it might have been painted with a lead-based paint and a child could put it in their mouth." It was a plastic potty chair! Not painted at all. I took it to the Salvation Army instead.
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:56 PM
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I hope everyone realizes that good will is a private company with a CEO that pays himself millions upon millions every year Salvation army accepts only 13,000 per year.

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Old 07-16-2020, 04:37 AM
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I hope everyone realizes that the Seattle area Goodwill alone employs thousands of people. Same thing with the United Way, not everything is done by volunteers alone. You have to have people who know how to do things like Payroll and pay taxes or do other things and you can't do that out of your garage. They provide training and job education. Here they contract to deal with electronic recycling, some of which they do themselves. Other things are sorted and turned to specialists.

I hope that everyone realizes the vast amount of garbage Americans produce and that something needs to be done with this stuff other than shove it in the ground. It used to be that other countries were willing to buy our garbage and get the value out of it, they aren't so willing any more and we produce tons of trash every day.

Back in the 70s they were teaching me "reduce, reuse, recycle". The typical American way of life, however, is to buy buy buy. Whether we buy from a purely profit motivated company like Value Village (if I'm going to slam anyone...) or Goodwill, or our church basement sale, we are at least doing something to keep it out of the landfill.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:01 AM
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I agree, IceBlossom. Goodwill has given us one of the most beloved characters in our town, a sweet man named Teddy with a heart of gold and the voice of an angel. This article is from 10 years ago, but is still true today. Teddy still works there, still greets customers with a smile, a song, and even a hug if you want one.

https://www.columbian.com/news/2010/...despite-hards/

One of the things I don't think people realize is how executive pay is structured in a lot of corporations and non-profits. To keep it simple: it's incentive-based. They don't take home hourly paychecks. If the entity does well under the CEO's leadership, they get a certain percentage of how well they've done. If the entity does poorly, the CEO takes home nothing. This includes non-profits - if the non-profit makes money, the CEO makes money. Same goes for a salesman working for commission. I don't understand why this is looked upon as bad; I see it as a win-win situation. I haven't researched if this is how Goodwill is structured, but it wouldn't surprise me if the publicity (aka "journalism") surrounding his compensation package leaves out that detail.
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