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Old 08-19-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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After hearing what really goes on with Goodwill, Id like to donate items AND shop for items at some local or regional stores in the area. Ones where my money or donations help people, animals or a good cause in need. I believe there is or was a thrift shop down behind Lowes off 160 in Fort Mill. Ive never been to the Habitat for Humanity store in Rock Hill. Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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After hearing what really goes on with Goodwill, Id like to donate items AND shop for items at some local or regional stores in the area. Ones where my money or donations help people, animals or a good cause in need. I believe there is or was a thrift shop down behind Lowes off 160 in Fort Mill. Ive never been to the Habitat for Humanity store in Rock Hill. Any other suggestions?
What really goes on with Goodwill?


Other places locally to donate and shop:

PAWSibilities Thrift Shop (Fort Mill, SC) - PAWSibilities Thrift Shop

Sweet Repeats (Lake Wylie) - Sweet Repeat gets sweet makeover | Lake Wylie Pilot - Lake Wylie, SC

Thrifty Sam (Fort Mill, SC) - ThriftySAM - A Thrift Store and Missionary Clothes Closet

There is another off of Cherry Rd (I believe church related and I don't remember the name right now) in the same center as Compare Foods (to the right).

Habitat for Humanity Restores have several locations around (RH, Charlotte, Gastonia, Mooresville)
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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What really goes on with Goodwill?
NBC and several other media and internet sites reported on Goodwill ... disabled workers earning .22, .38 and .41 cents an hour while the executives are pulling down six figure salaries. The CEOs of Goodwill franchises across the country earned $30 million collectively in 2011.

Goodwill's director of mission strategy, said that compensation of Goodwill executives and the wages earned by workers with disabilities aren't "connected."

In Durham NC, the president earns $430,00 and his wife is paid $365,000. A 2012 audit report shows Goodwill also approved a tax-free retirement housing allowance for the president, $2,500 a month from his retirement until his death, and a retirement medical plan paying up to $9,000 a year.

It appeared to be like this across the Goodwill companies. But they still are listed as a non-profit with the IRS.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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Not only that, but think about the model.

People donate FREE goods to Goodwill stores, which then turn and sell for a PROFIT. And where does the money go? Largely to administrative costs to run the stores and pay executives. Very little help the communities in which the stores operate.

I stopped giving to Goodwill a long time ago and try to donate to other organizations who use their donations/money more wisely. VFW is one - they even give you a bag in which to put your clothing for donations that they come pick up for you!
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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We donate to Tender Hearts (in the Bi-Lo shopping center on Heckle, next to the YMCA) and House of Bread (on Celanese where the old Winn-Dixie used to be).

Tender Hearts: Thrift Store Ministries
House of Bread: The House of Bread Intl. - About Us
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Not only that, but think about the model.

People donate FREE goods to Goodwill stores, which then turn and sell for a PROFIT. And where does the money go? Largely to administrative costs to run the stores and pay executives. Very little help the communities in which the stores operate.

I stopped giving to Goodwill a long time ago and try to donate to other organizations who use their donations/money more wisely. VFW is one - they even give you a bag in which to put your clothing for donations that they come pick up for you!
It blew me away when I saw the news ... people hauling in free items ... Goodwill doesn't have to deal with vendors, purchasing agents, they just have a little drive-thru and people hand them their inventory right at their doors.

At the same time they advised the honcho over the Salvation Army made $13,000.00 which is about a poverty level salary. I have always donated to the Salvation Army. At least they provide a shelter for the homeless and the soup kitchen too.

We drove by the Habitat for Humanity of York County ReStore today. It's just past DelTaco on Hwy 21 bypass on the opposite side of the road from the restaurant. (825 Anderson Rd)
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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NBC and several other media and internet sites reported on Goodwill ... disabled workers earning .22, .38 and .41 cents an hour while the executives are pulling down six figure salaries. The CEOs of Goodwill franchises across the country earned $30 million collectively in 2011.

Goodwill's director of mission strategy, said that compensation of Goodwill executives and the wages earned by workers with disabilities aren't "connected."

In Durham NC, the president earns $430,00 and his wife is paid $365,000. A 2012 audit report shows Goodwill also approved a tax-free retirement housing allowance for the president, $2,500 a month from his retirement until his death, and a retirement medical plan paying up to $9,000 a year.

It appeared to be like this across the Goodwill companies. But they still are listed as a non-profit with the IRS.
I was not aware of the situation with Goodwill. This seems to be the case with so many Non-profits nowadays where the honcho's are are earning ridiculous amount of money. While in the Goodwill case they also seem to be abusing the pay to the disabled, along with taking advantage of others who are volunteering their time and energy to the company.

Maybe they need to/or should cap a persons salary when working for a non profit (really can't expect the person to turn it down if they are willing to give it to them)?
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Not only that, but think about the model.

People donate FREE goods to Goodwill stores, which then turn and sell for a PROFIT. And where does the money go? Largely to administrative costs to run the stores and pay executives. Very little help the communities in which the stores operate.

I stopped giving to Goodwill a long time ago and try to donate to other organizations who use their donations/money more wisely. VFW is one - they even give you a bag in which to put your clothing for donations that they come pick up for you!

But that is pretty much the model for any of these places right? For example I donate (free) items to PAWSiblilties Thrift Shop (which I bring to them) and they in turn sell the items (for profit). That money is then used to help the York County Humane Society. I trust that the money they raise is being used wisely and until I were to find out differently I will continue to donate.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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What really goes on with Goodwill?


Other places locally to donate and shop:

PAWSibilities Thrift Shop (Fort Mill, SC) - PAWSibilities Thrift Shop

Sweet Repeats (Lake Wylie) - Sweet Repeat gets sweet makeover | Lake Wylie Pilot - Lake Wylie, SC

Thrifty Sam (Fort Mill, SC) - ThriftySAM - A Thrift Store and Missionary Clothes Closet

There is another off of Cherry Rd (I believe church related and I don't remember the name right now) in the same center as Compare Foods (to the right).

Habitat for Humanity Restores have several locations around (RH, Charlotte, Gastonia, Mooresville)
I actually came back on here to make mentioned that Sweet Repeats has recently moved (see link):

Sweet Repeat Thrift Store opens in new location | Lake Wylie Pilot - Lake Wylie, SC
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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There is a Hospice Resell/Thrift store at the Corner of Hwy 72 and Heckle Blvd. It is in the old strip mall across from the Shrimp Boat.
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