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BY GOODWILL #19 in Philanthropy & Volunteering

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  • 5 Stars53%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star7%
4.07 / 5 based on 2,013 Reviews

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  • "I ALWAYS find good things and it's such a great organization that creates jobs for people who have trouble getting them. " in 51 reviews
  • "I love the Good Will not only are their stores a great place to find affordable items, especially for those of low income, but their programs to help adults get much needed certificates and jobs is a true service to the community. " in 39 reviews
  • "Goodwill is an amazing place, i have personally volunteered there.the stores sometimes have brand new clothing at an amazing price." in 31 reviews
  • "So when I'm hanging on to things and need to clean out I love bringing them to Goodwill because I think that someone will find them in the store and be so excitedto find something awesome for themselves." in 29 reviews
  • "I do love the Goodwill because there are some really good deals sometimes but other times things can be very pricey for a thrift store." in 29 reviews
April S.
Fort Wayne, IN
88 reviews
Yes I do know they help people with disabilities to get jobs but their prices in Indiana are ridiculous. It's like shopping at a regular store paying retail, most the time I can find stuff cheaper at the store than going into goodwill. They don't give back to the community in this area either. I found this out going thru a crisis myself and needed clothing so they referred me to United way to get a clothing voucher for goodwill only for United way to say they don't give vouchers to people for goodwill. So where is all this money going? They get the items for free from donations, charge almost retail? Non for profit my butt.
Amber H.
10 reviews
I can usually find good stuff in goodwill if I take the time but lately I feel like they have been overpricing things. Goodwill is supposed to be where people who can’t afford expensive clothes can go to keep clothes on there back. Plus all of the things they are getting is being donated to them. So they are over profiting while people are struggling to even afford goodwill items.
Domynoe L.
Lawrenceville, GA
262 reviews
Yea, no, I won't support these people. My son is disabled, and while he could get a job there, he'd not be paid fairly. They need to pay minimum wage, at least, across the board, regardless of disability.  Check out the forbes article Does Goodwill Industries Exploit Disabled Workers? (do a Google search) for more info.
Tayler B.
Beaumont, TX
8 reviews
I've always been big on DIY costumes for me, but this year for Halloween, I decided to do #13DaysOfHowloween with my dog, Paris! Goodwill and Hobby Lobby were my go-to stores for all of the costumes I put together and the response to my posts has been amazing! I highly recommend that people utilize the affordability of Goodwill and the craft options Hobby Lobby has to offer. You'd be amazed at what you can come up with, and it definitely gives you the option to be unique and one-of-a-kind! ♥🎃️
mercedes m.
Phoenix, AZ
449 reviews
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I absolutely love the fact that Goodwill is a place where you can go and shop for low price clothing especially for the people out there in this world who don't have the money or even the funds to buy expensive clothing this is a wonderful place because some people donate and even the company Goodwill donations to shelters out here in the world and it's just really amazing I can't get enough of how much people want to help each other I really love and appreciate every single thing that people do for one another God is really going to bless us all in the end
Angel P.
201 reviews
Goodwill is a terrific organization whose employment practices give people who may not otherwise be given a chance to enter the workforce with pride. They sell used and new merchandise donated to their stores by the public and by corporations. Their prices are great and their cause is a win-win for consumers and their workforce.
Teresa C.
Osceola, WI
796 reviews
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What a wonderful organization and what fun I have had donating to this by going to their store in pursuit of halloween costumes or outfits for events that are a little outlandish /eccentric. I have also donated many many items to this store so others can buy them to raise money for charity.  Goodwill
Tayler H.
Richardson, TX
350 reviews
I really appreciate Goodwill!! I’m not sure what I would do with a bunch of my old items that I no longer have use for. I appreciate that it allows someone else to get use out of something that you no longer need. What I wish would be better is if Goodwill would explain better where there money goes. Also, I’ve noticed that they quit accepting big items which seems weird but I appreciate Goodwill. Another mans trash is another persons treasure. Or something like that!
15 reviews
My husband & I LOVE searching for the Goodwill locations, no matter where we go. It’s literally listed on every itinerary when we travel! We like to dig through and find the greatest quality brands for the cheapest prices!
Elizabeth R.
Linwood, NC
798 reviews
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Goodwill used to be the best charity around but then they started raising there prices and started dropping a lot of there programs. I don't know if people are giving less or they are just trying to become for profit. 
Sara M.
34 reviews
Anyone else feel like this company is a fraud hiding behind what they call charity?
Allie E.
Grand Rapids, MI
15 reviews
What is your favorite section to shop in goodwill
Theresa E.
Johnstown, PA
419 reviews
Have you found some nice things at Goodwill?
eva v.
Homestead, FL
153 reviews
Do you guys think the prices are way to high for some items or is just me?
Alexa M.
46 reviews
How often should you (or do you) check back at the store for new items?

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