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Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina, Inc.
November 16, 2012

The chapter of Goodwill has eliminated all its programs aimed at the special needs community over the last few years. They had 2 programs that helped individuals transition from school to the working world. Despite being full to capacity every session, this program was closed. They also had a program where participants were brought in to work in the garden/farm. This too was closed.

Contrary to their advertising, this Goodwill does little more for employment and training than any other retail employer in North Carolina. They do still have a website that provides basic skills…but they closed the program that taught people office skills and how to get and keep such a position. I guess canned web videos are more efficient, and you don’t have to teach office demeanor or resume writing at all.

I was curious how this organization had such good reviews. Then I noticed, most of the positive reviews are written by people who work for the organization. Their lawyer wrote a review, how nice. Rene M. sounds like her organization is completely funded, if now owned by Goodwill.

This Goodwill excels at its mission. That mission is, of course, to make Dennis and Linda McLain a ton of money.

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No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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