Goodwill is not privately owned.
In reality Goodwill is actually a community owned organization and is actually owned by the community they serve.
Goodwill is actually all autonomous, independent nonprofit organizations.”
"Goodwill organizations are locally controlled and operated—they're really owned by the community."
Goodwill pledges to set the standard for professional conduct by acting with integrity.
They know that acting with integrity builds credibility, both within the organization and throughout the communities within which they operate.
Goodwill does not prepare items before they sell them.
They don't wash clothes, wipe off dirt or dust from items, or put in missing screws or parts that some items need.
If you're going to donate any material goods, then you should clean and prepare them.
Goodwill's programs and services are funded primarily through the proceeds generated by the sale of donated goods in their retail (thrift) stores and online store, shopgoodwill.com, and by the sale of recyclables and salvaged goods that did not sell in the stores.
Goodwill Industries began in Boston at the turn of the 19th century as an idea by the Rev. Edgar J. Helms.
The idea was simple, fight poverty not with charity, but with trade skills—and provide a chance for the poor and the unemployed to do productive work.