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Goodwill Fires, Presses Felony Charges ... For Giving Discounts To Store's Poorest Patrons

Good Will has always had a less than stellar reputation, which is the main reason I don't donate to them and rarely ever visit their local store.


When an employee at Goodwill’s store in Naples, Fla., started handing out freelance discounts to the shops poorest customers, Goodwill not only fired the young man, the company called the cops and now has him up on felony theft charges. (snip)

Anderson worked behind the counter at the Naples Goodwill outlet. He would often see the community’s poorest people come into the store, looking to buy clothes but with only a few bucks to their name.

"My heart was in the right place, my head was in the wrong place," Anderson told the TV station. (snip)

When his compassion got the better of his judgments, he would simply cut prices in half, then watch the delight on the faces of underprivileged people and families as they were actually able to afford to buy clothes for themselves and their kids. (snip)

More at link.

Keep in mind that almost all of the merchandise at Good Will is donated at no cost to Good Will, they pay their "charity" case workers at third world rates, and their CEO makes a minimum of $750,000 per year.

Firing the young man in this case is defendable. Pressing charges is not.

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Charity Water and Gram Vikas

Gram Vikas’ founders came to Orissa in the early 1970s as student volunteers with the Young Students' Movement for Development (YSMD), Chennai, to serve victims of a devastating cyclone. Their extensive activism and relief work motivated them to form Gram Vikas, which was registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860 on January 22, 1979, and currently serves more than 3,89,333 people in 1196 habitations of 25 districts in Orissa.

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