The Goodwill foundation has seen an increase in profit during the economy’s tiring times. Their business has gotten better even as others places are seeing a slump.
Goodwill as we know has been around a long time and they are constantly striving to stand on their own. Employees report that between 2008 and 2010 retail sales have increased by 15%. To many these numbers wouldn’t be too great. However to Goodwill they are especially with Federal and local funding being cut in half the last few years.
Coni Curtis vice president of donated goods says, “Goodwill has worked hard to try to become independent through its retail sales and to see that increase, we hope to continue to see that because we want to be independent and continue to serve our community.”
Everyone from antiques dealers to moms on a budget have been visiting goodwill as of late. They shop there because of the quality products and the discount prices.
Antique dealers have been known to find something at a discount price at the goodwill then turn around and resell it for 3 times what they paid.
Single mothers and parents hit hard by the economy can go to goodwill and pick up a basket of clothes for their children instead of going to department stores and spending the same amount and maybe getting two pairs of jeans.
The Goodwill has high hopes that when the economy does a turnaround they will still have a loyal customer base and want be affected.
Donations are always welcome at the Goodwill locations as that is how they keep their retail centers in operation.