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  • IKEA & Goodwill Industries Int'l partner to host their first nat'l 'furniture take back' activity...

    04/20/2017 11:20:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    PR Newswire ^ | April 20, 2017
    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the 'IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event', IKEA US stores* (41 of 43 stores) and Goodwill Industries International will partner together to host their first national furniture take back activity. At this time, customers can come to the IKEA parking lot where a Goodwill® truck will be present to receive their donated used furniture. In exchange, IKEA is giving these customers a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase (valid 4/22-5/21/2017). **...
  • Goodwill uses job training dollars to train refugees

    01/10/2017 5:30:57 PM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 33 replies
    Actual Live Event | 1/10/17 | RinaseaofDs
    Yesterday I sat through what could be very generously called a neighborhood meeting near where I live. A new Goodwill Boutique (higher end Goodwill) is set to open in center of town, and a spokesperson was going around promoting it to neighborhood associations. In educating us on what Goodwill does, the spokesperson volunteered that the money generated from sale of donated items drives their job training program. All good, until . . . He then volunteered that of the 5000 trained locally last year and placed in jobs, 1800 were Syrian refugees. Since I'm in the People's Soviet of Washington,...
  • Good Will

    12/25/2015 4:49:56 AM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 3 replies
    Speculations ^ | Dec, 2002 | anonymous
    Is Christmas too "commercial?" The parking lots were full today. Today, and in prior days, busy people took time out from their busy schedules, and, using money they usually work pretty hard for (or will in the future), they thought of people besides themselves. They studied things and shopped and dealt with crowds and fatigue and spent more than they know they should have, seeking just the right gifts; frivolous with time and money. And frivolous with Good Will, if there can be such a thing. But I think there can be no such thing as frivolity with Good Will...
  • Police detonate live grenade found at Goodwill store

    01/24/2014 2:47:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 1/23/14 | John Hinton
    Someone apparently donated a live grenade to Goodwill about a week ago, but police detonated the grenade without mishap Thursday after store personnel told them about it. **SNIP** The report didn’t say how many times the grenade may have been handled at the store or why it took a week for someone to call police. Thomas Royal, a spokesman for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, said Thursday night that the grenade appeared to have been modified, and the store employees initially didn’t think it was dangerous.
  • Pakistanis of all faiths protect churches with human chains

    10/15/2013 7:14:36 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    France 24 ^ | 09/10/2013 | Gaelle Faure
    For the past two Sundays, hundreds of Pakistanis of all faiths have formed human chains in front of churches during mass – first in Karachi, then in Lahore. This solidarity movement was launched in reaction to the terrorist attack that killed 81 worshippers at a church in Peshawar, making it the deadliest ever perpetrated against the country’s Christian minority. Militant groups linked to the Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the September 22 bomb attack in response to US-led drone strikes. Christians have been targeted for their faith before, but previous attacks have usually taken the form of mob violence...
  • New law: Don't toss electronics with the trash.

    01/26/2013 2:16:35 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 41 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Not Cited
    MILFORD — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding consumers and businesses that they are no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash. Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act requires that consumers and businesses not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash. This means that trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler. The law took effect Jan. 24. “This law is an...
  • My Christmas Wish

    12/24/2012 5:40:27 AM PST · by Thad Lost
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/24/12 | Judson Phillips
    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and goodwill toward men.” Luke 2:14 Christmas is here again. Tonight and tomorrow, Americans will gather and share presents. Christmas traditions of various types will be shared. As we share our presents, gather as families, go to Christmas services, we all have our wishes for Christmas. Our kids want toys. Adults want other things. I have my list of Christmas wishes. For Christmas, I want peace. Peace is not the freakish “kumbya” moment liberals always envision. It is not simply the absence of conflict. There is an absence of conflict...
  • Muslims spreading wealth and good will around the world. - Vanity

    10/26/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT · by SeaDragon · 19 replies
    Personal observation on today's adventure | 10/26/2012 | SeaDragon
    While visiting the lovely island of Cozumel, Mexico, Mr. Dragon and I rented a car and went around the island to one of our favorite places Señor Iguana's. This is a local place (not a chain) and they have great margaritas, excellent food and the view is one of the most beautiful of the ocean waves. As we sat down and gave our drink order to Rudy (a nice young man that we visit with every year), we noticed a table near the view, that had 4 people sitting at it. On one side, was a Muslim male, and on...
  • Liberals or Conservatives: Who Really Cares? (Oldie but bears reposting)

    12/13/2011 2:10:01 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/28/2006 | Dr. Thomas Sowell
    More frightening than any particular beliefs or policies is an utter lack of any sense of a need to test those beliefs and policies against hard evidence. Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision. One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. It is liberals who advocate "forgiveness" of loans to Third World countries, a "living wage" for the poor and a "safety net" for all. But these...
  • 'Ground Zero' imam on Mideast tour to make Islam 'Americanized'

    08/21/2010 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT
    WASHINGTON -- The imam behind the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero surfaced yesterday far from the controversy -- in Bahrain, where he's on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Middle East to spread good will. Appearing in public for the first time in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaking at a mosque near Bahrain's capital of Manama, said he wants to "Americanize" Islam -- but dodged questions about the uproar over his planned mosque and community center. Rauf spoke against fanaticism, saying, "This issue of extremism is something that has been a national-security issue -- not only for...
  • $17,000 Antique Ring Found in Goodwill Donation

    04/28/2010 1:19:03 PM PDT · by wrrock · 4 replies · 405+ views
    WGAL ^ | 4/28/2010 | WGAL via MSN
    Watch a report from WGAL in Harrisburg, where a $17,000.00 diamond ring (2.6 carat) was donated and will be auctioned off on Goodwill’s site. It is being recorded as a donation, and is the largest Goodwill donation ever in the Pennsylvania area. WATCH $17K ANTIQUE RING DONATED to GOODWILL...
  • $17,600 ring donated to Goodwill

    04/27/2010 4:29:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 836+ views
    upi ^ | April 27,
    HARRISBURG, Pa.- Officials with Goodwill thrift stores said a 2.6-carat diamond ring appraised at $17,600 was donated to a Pennsylvania store and will be auctioned online. Goodwill Industries Keystone Area spokeswoman Jennifer Ross said the ring was discovered by Barry Landis, a retired jeweler employed to sort through donations at the Harrisburg distribution center, the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News reported Tuesday. "It could have ended up with a price tag of $5.99," she said of the find among the various pieces of costume jewelry donated to area stores. "It makes me think about what treasures might be out there in some...
  • Former Burger King President's Bag Becomes Gift to Northwest Montana

    12/24/2009 1:18:28 AM PST · by This_far · 18 replies · 2,350+ views
    KECI Missoula ^ | 12/22/09 | Maritsa Georgiou
    We're following up on a story tonight that shows one good turn deserves another. Sunday night, we told you about a missing backpack in Kalispell. It contained a laptop and $6,000 that belonged to the former president of Burger King. Russ Klein thought he put it in his rental car. As it turns out, the vehicle was someone else's. We ran the story Sunday night. The next morning, the car's owner took the bag, the laptop and the cash to Kalispell Police. Klein offered a reward, but the good samaritan turned it down. So, Klein and his wife gave the...
  • Soldiers Bring Goodwill to Iraqis

    08/24/2009 6:04:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Maurice A. Galloway, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2009 – Along with their Iraqi counterparts, U.S. soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade and the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team handed out food and supplies to residents of Faddaqhryah and Bahar, Iraq, Aug. 18. Army Cpl. Dale L. Comella, a medic with 17th Fires Brigade’s personnel security detachment, speaks with Iraqi children during a humanitarian aid drop coordinated by the Iraqi army, 17th Fires Brigade and the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Aug. 18, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Maurice A. Galloway   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Feds swarming garage sales and church bazaars?

    08/21/2009 1:53:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,413+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    When our founders created the federal government, I’m pretty sure they didn’t anticipate having its power reach into their carriage houses. Thanks to a particularly asinine piece of legislation called the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act, though, we now have federal inspectors threatening to start investigating yard sales and church bazaars. They say they’re just going to focus on thrift stores and Craigslist … for now: If you’re planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you’d best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is...
  • Economy: Landfills (and thrift stores) hurting as consumers repair, reuse

    04/26/2009 3:37:32 PM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,135+ views
    Thrift-driven Americans are fixing up, making do and reusing so much to cope with the recession that the drop in throwaways means less fill for landfills. To deal with the drop-off in dropoffs, landfills are laying off workers, reducing hours of operation and hiking disposal fees, with the increases passed along to cities, businesses and consumers. "You can look at waste and see what the economy is doing," said Tom Houck, manager at the Defiance County Landfill in northwest Ohio. He's watched the amount of trash arriving at the landfill plunge 30 percent in the past year. With consumers cutting...
  • Coalition, Afghans Find Goodwill at Traditional Afghan Games

    03/03/2009 5:47:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 359+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, March 3, 2009 – As U.S. forces and their NATO counterparts here were thinking recently about ways to win the trust and cooperation of local people in their fight against radical insurgents, village elders suggested a way to come together in common interest: a sporting event. Two do-rah teams battle it out while an Afghan police officer pulls security during a goodwill tournament of the traditional Afghan game in the Deh Rawood district of Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joseph A. Wilson.   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Such was...
  • On the Ground: U.S. Troops, Civilians Bring Goodwill to Afghanistan

    01/27/2009 4:44:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2009 – Even as military efforts increase in Afghanistan, coalition forces reach out to Afghan civilians with humanitarian aid, job training and other supportive efforts. Jose Garzon, left, and Ted Whittenberger, right, both with the U.S. Agency for International Development, pose in front of the Konar Construction Center honor graduates with Gov. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi of Afghanistan’s Konar province, Jan. 18, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Russell Gilchrest  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. U.S. soldiers distributed more than 300 backpacks filled with clothes, shoes, school supplies and hygiene items to high school students near...
  • Operation Goodwill Aids Iraqis in Maysan

    01/27/2009 3:29:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Todd Rogers, USA
    An Iraqi policeman from the Maysan province distributes first aid kits to the families of Abu Rummanah during a combined humanitarian operation with Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cav. Division in Amarah Jan. 23. Photo by Pfc. Todd Rogers. FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN — Iraqi Police from the Al Hussein Station, assisted by Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, joined forces during Operation Goodwill to send a positive message to the citizens in Amarah Jan. 23. “We have a lot of things to coordinate between us and...
  • Obama's fundraising under scrutiny

    10/12/2008 2:38:29 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 1,119+ views
    Newsday ^ | 10/12/08 | DAN MORAIN AND DOUG SMITH
    Barack Obama's money machine is fueled by the likes of Martha Murphy, a grandmother who has donated 104 times for a total of $2,475.34. Murphy has used her credit card to donate in amounts as small as $10. "It is amazing how it adds up," she said. Obama has revolutionized campaign fundraising, deploying the Internet to tap into more donors than any candidate in history. The campaign has reported $160 million in contributions from supporters who donated $200 or less, more than a third of the $458 million raised. But as Obama sets records, his fundraising has come under scrutiny....