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Goodwill Asks San Diego County Residents for Support

CEO Mike Rowan is asking locals to holiday shop at Goodwill stores.

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County CEO Mike Rowan urged residents Monday to stop by its stores to purchase holiday gifts.

Rowan said Goodwill Industries—which has 22 locations in the region—is the “perfect place" to find a last-minute present.

“Goodwill should be your holiday headquarters for unusual, one-of-a-kind, gifts," Rowan said. “We all know it’s smarter, and greener to donate to a charitable organization like Goodwill.”

The nonprofit is also offering San Diegans a chance to purchase “treasures” online at Sdgoodwill.org/shopping.html.

“We only market a handful of things online compared to the hundreds of thousands of items that come our way every year, but if you are looking for books or toys or collectibles this gives you just one more way to save money, treat your friends and family, and help the community,” said Rowan. 

The stores are open seven days a week but will close on Christmas Day. For more information, visit Sdgoodwill.org or call 619-225-2200.

John Galt December 04, 2012 at 05:22 PM
The Chula Vista (Broadway) Goodwill created a lot of Badwill for me yesterday. A few days ago I purchased a sewing machine that does not work. Having my receipt in hand, I went to exchange it for store credit. When I purchased the machine, I was told by the sales clerk that I could return it if it did not work. The store manager, refused to discuss with me telling me that it is a thrift store and selling defective merchandise is my risk, not theirs. I asked her who her supervisor was, and she refused to give me that person’s name or number. The manager’s default is to be rude and disrespectful towards me, and her acting so irritated me. It is only a $40.00 item, but the manner in which the manager acted towards me was worth a lot more. She is in over her head. BADwill has caused me to no longer donate to them or shop at their stores. BTW- The machine was for a battered woman’s and children’s shelter in the South bay.
Kay Kardian-Porter December 04, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I had a problem with the Imp Bc store also...I took the ticket off an item and then went to pay for it the clerk took my ticket and checked me out. When I went to get the item it was gone. It was a matter of a few minutes I walked around the store to see if I saw somone with it. When I told the clerk she said "oh well" that happens..I mentioned that the store was not that busy and if someone purchased it they should have had the ticket that I had but she said sometimes customers switch tickets. I think an employee took the item because it just was not that fast for somone to purchase it. I think their prices are to high for second hand stuff. I do not go there anymore. The clerks are rude also.
scott grover December 04, 2012 at 10:25 PM
John Galt: I shop at the IB store on Palm and 9th. Much better experience. Used to go to CV, but had too many experiences similar to yours. Plus the IB store is nicer, cleaner. Truly sorry the CV store is still so poor.
Libi Uremovic December 05, 2012 at 11:53 AM
you spend all of your time and money in chula vista....you promote their events and encourage business that are trying to make it in ib to go to chula vista...why is that..? btw - a new sewing machine is only $100 .... but i can probably fix the machine that you bought....if it's for the woman and children's shelter is in ib....is the shelter in ib...?

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