On my drive to the local Goodwill store which opened up in late March 2011 I noted that a new consignment store had opened up about a half mile down the street. They too sell clothing but it likely business suits and dresses for all occasions for women.
The following series of photographs should give you an idea of what I saw.
The summary conclusions are:
- Goodwill of today offers a high quality, value oriented selection for poor and working class people to gain access to needed clothing
- Everything about the store was about quality and respect
- Every article of clothing that I was was perfectly reconditioned - ironed, little sign of wear and clean
- The PICTURES ON THE WALL told the story. Racial minorities were featured in these pictures. The mission statement of the GoodWill is to "Put People To Work"
At the same time the critics of this proposal CLEARLY have not been into a Goodwill store or they would not have taken the rote offense to proposal. Indeed it is true that more of these quality clothes could be purchased for $80 than one could expect to purchase from other channels that sell brand new clothing (made in Honduras, India, China). It is clear that many of them saw the perceived spirit of the Republicans and they stood against him.