Donations to Goodwill are down due to winter weather

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Goodwill industries of Northwest North Carolina says winter donations this year have fallen as much as 60 percent compared to last year.

Snow and icy conditions are to blame.

There are typically 100 trailers, stocked with donations, to supply 31 counties in our region through the winter.

This year, Goodwill says it currently has fewer than seven.

The nonprofit organization relies on money made in Goodwill stores to fund workforce development programs that serve more than 40,000 people in Northwest North Carolina.

Goodwill Industries says 90 cents of every dollar made in its retail stores is put into these programs; everything from youth programs to free job help.

Clothing, household goods, electronics and furniture are among the items needed.

For more information about Goodwill and how you can help, visit their website.

1 Comment

  • dobydog1

    we used to donate to the Goodwill on Battleground but gave it up because they were extremely picky about what they would take. once we tried to donate a child’s flip out sofa that we had purchased at a child’s furniture store for around $200. It was in almost new condition but the guy saw a couple of dog hairs on it. he said they could not accept it because a child might have a dog allergy. this was not the first such problem we had with this location. we had to drive across town but the Salvation Army had no problem with the sofa so now we just go there to donate.

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