Shoppers leave a Goodwill retail store with their purchases - Stock image
Bag, Built Structure, Customer, Florida - US State, Shopping
Tampa, United States - March 13, 2014: The exterior of a Goodwill International retail store in Tampa, Florida. Two shoppers are leaving the store with their purchases and walking toward a nearby car. One way that Goodwill raises money is by accepting donations of used goods and reselling them in their retail stores. Goodwill’s network offers customized training and services for individuals who want to find a job, pursue a credential or degree, and strengthen their finances. Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston. They collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired those who were poor to mend and repair the used goods. The goods were then resold or were given to the people who repaired them. The system worked, and the Goodwill philosophy of “a hand up, not a hand out” was born. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 6.7 million people train for careers.