You say that you put many people to work but my husband has applied here at the local store many times and they never have responded and they have openings our brand new store before it opened my husband applied and has several times since its been opened. Also I think (my opinion only) some of the prices are way too high for what I can afford to pay I can go to a new store and get some of the items for a $1 or so more to buy brand new. I know they have to make some money and they have lots of stuff I could use but whomever they have putting the prices on does not know prices in the new stores. when some of these items are already old and used alot. People can go to garage sales and find better prices or negociate prices if they really need it. which is something you cannot do in the store.
I am currently in college and on the waiting list for the nursing program. This was a dream of mine for 30 years that I never thought would become a reality. As a result of my involvement with Goodwill and its scholarship, my adult daughter is now starting college and another adult relative is going to college. They said I gave them the inspiration to pursue their dreams. Without Goodwill none of this would be happening.
I just bought my first item from the shop goodwill auction site, although it was damaged during shipment(through no fault of goodwill) their customer svc mgr.was right on top of it with a full refund and prompt communication through the whole process. I will defintely make more purchases using shop goodwill auctions. I highly reccomend them..Not to mention what a great cause to donate to..
Sometimes I find things that I would never expect and have in my home as furniture or wear every day. The staff is usually very nice and I enjoy talking to the people because they seem to enjoy their job and seeing the things people find.
I have been shopping my neighborhood Goodwill for five years. Not only are Goodwill salespeople cheerful, I find the merchandise of good quality and the prices extremely fair. My favorite day to shop is Sunday. It's quiet and I get to use my student discount card. I know that my donations to Goodwill support a cause much larger than my neighborhood and that makes me feel good inside.