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Which is better: The Salvation Army or the Goodwill?
Include shopping experiences, general product overview, and how they serve people who need help.
Smaller charities. With large charities such as these the majority of the money the raise go back into their infrastructure not into helping people. Goodwill is the worst because they take advantage of their charity status in order to pay slave wages.
The shopping experience is better at Goodwill. They have a wider variety of items displayed in a more inviting way. The pricing is good with certain color tags giving you a discount and certain days with 50% off sales. They offer help to the needy offering jobs as well as handouts.
However, The Salvation Army gives out both food and clothing to the needy. Their stores don't measure up to Goodwill, but their hearts may exceed.
I have had better luck at Goodwill, as far as shopping goes. Salvation Army's prices are high, and they never seem to have much for younger people.
As someone who has worked at both in different parts of the country I'd have to go with Goodwill. They pay slave wages because the jobs they have are mostly lower skilled jobs and are only meant to be a stepping stone to something better. I was a commercial truck driver with them picking up donations etc. I trained several of these "slaves" to drive trucks and pass the CDL exams. They now make good money.
both charities are good. However, Goodwill might be the best choice. They are a well developed organization that is recognized across the country.
I think they both have their merits. Both have excellent programs, either service or job training, and both help out in the event of an emergency (i.e. rent, keeping the lights on, during a disaster, etc). My vote is - they are both great! And neither organization judges! All positive!
In this area, the Goodwill seems to be a stronger charity. I tend to support them a lot with donations and also by purchasing from their shops. They are clean, and from what people who work there have said, it seems to be a positive experience for the employees. The Salvation Army, however, in this area, anyway, has the women's homeless shelter and we have donated to this as well. They provide an important service in this community.
Neither; Volunteers of America treat people down on there luck with respect and professionalism.
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