Goodwill Industries Complaint - Real Charity?
MORGANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- Hello, I want to tell people Goodwill’s dirty little secret. If you think your unused items are going to be taken care of and be sold to people who need low cost items, think again.
I have shopped there for over 6 years now and have discovered that if your perfectly good item does not sell at their overpriced cost it gets thrown away in the dumpster. I thought the whole point of Goodwill (and I’ve seen this happen at many other local thrift shops) was to donate items in the hopes that someone else can buy them cheaply. I can sight a perfect example of this when I purchased an Easter decoration last year. They had a few on the shelf but I only got one. Later in the week I was back donating some clothes and what do I see in their dumpster? That’s right- the other perfectly adorable decorations now cracked and chipped from being thrown in the dumpster. Why couldn’t they simply discount the items more like every other retail store does? This is why I want to start Universal Free Pile Campaign. If you have unwanted items simply have a free pile in your front yard. No front yard? Ask friends and family to have a free swap meet. This way the people who can really use and appreciate your old items will have them at no cost and you are rid of these unwanted items.
Now I understand if certain items cannot be sold are to be throw away and I have never seen any clothing items in their dumpsters but think twice before you donate your items at any thrift shop. You don’t have to take your items anywhere to have a free pile in your yard and passing on items to friends and family is a great way to see your items in use.