- "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
One of my all time favorite stores!! Make sure you go to one in an affluent area- they will have the good stuff! Sometimes things will be overpriced, but don't worry about that- just ignore all of the junk and focus on finding the treasure! Pro-tip- make sure to hit the Goodwill Outlet if you can! Everything is $1.69/lb! Also- guesstimate how much clothes 1 lb will be equal to- in my experience, this generally works- 4 lightweight tops=1 lb, 1 pair of pants + 2 lightweight tops= 1 lb. Happy hunting!! 😃 Here's a photo of one of my favorite Goodwill outlet finds- a light green Lululemon top!
I have donated to the Goodwill for over 18 years, but to be honest with you I was just happy I had a place to get rid of my unwanted stuff when I clean out my closet. I liked donating to them in the past because they would always give me a tax write off which I would claim on my taxes for the year. Someone made a remark to me when they found out that I donate to the Goodwill and I took it to heart and it made me really stop and think about it and now I’m no longer going to donate to the Goodwill. They told me that I’m not really donating because I should give it to a charity where they give away the things I’m donating for free. They also stated that the Goodwill overprices their stuff, so they are just trying to make money rather than helping those in need. I never looked at it like this before and it really changed my perspective on things and I’m no longer going to donate to the Goodwill.
I've worked in styling and personal shopping, along with just generally obsessing about fashion. This is literally the only place I buy things. If you have some patience and a good eye for nice patterns and materials you will make a killing there. I buy and resell constantly and make a nice mint on it. Also you can make a full outfit for under 20$ And i love that it goes to actually helping people get employed and grow into a better life. They're just generally the best. support them and don't sleep on them, I just found a $500 pair of shoes for $12!
The goodwill is another great charity that I donate a lot of things to. I love that they have revamped a lot of there building to make them newer and nicer to go to. Not to mention all the facilities are huge and hold a lot of cool stuff. I take anything in my wardrobe there that I don’t want. Except undergarments of course. But they actually have nice things that are affordable for people who may not be able to spend much money on clothes. They are a great cause!
I always find great deals and it is handy for dropping off donations. Try to drop off at least once every two months or so. I hope that our donations help to give back, but we recently took a high chair and a seeing over there and because they were not completely put together (had to fit them in the car), they wouldn't accept. I thought they employed the disabled with working on things that are donated... Maybe they changed their concept.
Anyone who thinks that they’re “too good” to buy their clothes at a thrift store needs to get over themself! I found a romper that sells for $80 at Nordstrom for less than $5 that was new with the original tag still on it. It’s so fun looking through all the clothes & worth it when you find something great for a huge discount
If there is anyone struggling to pay for clothes, this is the place to go! They have discounts for different days of the week, and on top of their already low prices! I haven’t seen anything there over $10 unless it’s something such as furniture but that is also sold pretty cheaply too. Most clothing is typically under $5! I always make sure to donate my gently used or new clothing here!
Honestly I do shop at the goodwill sometimes because I don’t have much money and it’s cheap and I can usually get what I need. However looking at a certain standpoint I don’t think it’s really a charity. People donate stuff for free and then they make money off of it. If they’re helping people at all it’s only a little by having decently priced things available. I don’t usually donate my stuff here, I’d rather it go somewhere where I feel it’s actually making a difference. Like my local family mission where the clothes are given to people in need for FREE!
I live beside a Goodwill and I'm not very fond of the customer service you receive I don't really like how high the prices are or how the cause and resources for this company are not that good I think the only good thing that comes from a Goodwill is basically the jobs that it gives you of working at the Goodwill which is pay and also the community service hours that it will provide you if you need it they do not have outside resources which is not a great donation spot for me I love to help others
Goodwill is a great place to shop and find some really good things for a great price. I have heard that the money they make really doesn’t go to the needy like I always thought it did which has caused me to not donate or spend as much at Goodwill.
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