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Not-for-profit thrift shop donations can benefit whole community

9:01 PM, Mar. 30, 2013
Goodwill: Much more than a place to buy clothes
Goodwill: Much more than a place to buy clothes: Jeremy Pingel, store team leader at the Green Bay East store, discusses the mission of Goodwill and its role in the community.
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Most thrift shops offer clothing and other merchandise at affordable prices while keeping items from reaching landfills, but by doing business with not-for-profit organizations like Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin, thrift shop donations and purchases can go a lot further.

When for-profit thrift shops sell items, the profits go directly to the owners. However, when items are purchased from a Goodwill NCW store, the money goes toward sponsoring a variety of programs and services throughout local communities.

People donate to thrift shops for a variety of reasons, whether it's just ...

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