The Facts About Goodwill Industries

For several years, some of my friends and family have been telling me that they won’t donate to or shop at Goodwill Industries because their chief executive is overpaid and their workers get paid very little.

I finally checked this out. According to Snopes.com (accurate information for Goodwill is about 4/5 of the way down the page), it was never true, and it certainly isn’t true now.

Here’s how some legitimate sources evaluate Goodwill Industries:

Let’s put this outrageous calumny where it belongs: in the landfill!

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Shop Recycled: The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale Dec. 5 and 6

The Gathering Place Has You Covered

for the Holidays

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Beautiful Holiday Decorations
Wonderful Stocking Stuffers
Great New Costume Jewelry Selection 

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  • Saturday, December 5th ~ 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 6th ~ 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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4911 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights
(map)

Click here  to see an example of the fine furniture for sale at this event.
Cash or Credit Cards Only.

Follow The Gathering Place on Instagram or Twitter and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to The Gathering Place Warehouse. Share or retweet this post and you’ll be entered again. Four chances to win.
Winners will be contacted through their Instagram or Twitter.

For more information call 216.595.9546
All proceeds support the free programs and services at The Gathering Place  or individuals and families touched by cancer
Coupon

Shop Recycled: The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale Oct. 24–25

Beautiful New Merchandise

$25 coupon for this sale only

Specially Priced Home Collectibles
Costume Jewelry
Pottery by Ann Friedman
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      Saturday, October 24th ~ 9:00am-2:00pm
       Sunday, October 25th~ 10:00am-1:00pm
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4911 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights
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Click here to see an example of the fine furniture and accessories for sale at this event.

Cash or Credit Cards Only.

Follow The Gathering Place on Instagram or Twitter and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to The Gathering Place Warehouse. Share or retweet the posts and you’ll be entered again. Four chances to win.
Winners will be contacted through their Instagram or Twitter accounts.

For more information call 216.595.9546
All proceeds support the free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.
 

The Gathering Place Warehouse

Bring in this coupon for $25 off purchase
of one item priced $100 or more.

(One coupon per transaction.
Valid only October 24 & 25, 2015)

Shop Recycled: Fine Furniture at Extraordinary Prices at The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale, July 11–12

Some of Northeast Ohio’s finest gently used furniture will be available at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale:

  • Saturday, July 11, 9 A.M.–2 P.M.
  • Sunday, July 12, 10 A.M.–1 P.M.

This Spectacular Summer Sale features fine traditional American furniture … dining room furniture … and lots of great outdoor furniture. Click here for a look at some examples of the fine merchandise available at this event.

Sign: The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale

Look for this sign at The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale

The sale takes place at The Gathering Place Warehouse, 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio (map). (Note that this is a different location from The Gathering Place.) Terms for all purchases are cash or credit cards only.

Readers of this blog can receive a $25 coupon to be used during this sale. To receive details and the coupon, use the Leave a Reply box, below, to send me your name, your email address, and the message Send coupon.

The Gathering Place Warehouse gift cards will also be available for purchase during the sale.

The Gathering Place Warehouse accepts gently used furniture and other household items for resale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Apisdorf (216-595-9546 or apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org). Please note that The Gathering Place does not accept drop-off donations of furniture or household items at its Beachwood or Westlake locations or at its warehouse.

Funds raised by The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale support the many free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.

Shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale: save money, take home beautiful things and keep fine home furnishings from going to waste.

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Shop Recycled This Saturday, November 1: The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale

Selected items are priced at 20% off this Saturday at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale. The warehouse is overflowing with new merchandise to match items on your gift list or wish list. (For an example of furniture offered at previous sales, click here.)

Mark your calendar with the date and time for this one-day sale:

  • Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale driveway sign

Look for this sign at the driveway entrance to The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale.

The sale takes place at The Gathering Place Warehouse, 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio (map). (Note that this is a different location from The Gathering Place.) Terms for all purchases are cash or credit cards only.

The Gathering Place Warehouse accepts gently used furniture and other household items for resale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Apisdorf (216-595-9546 or apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org.). Please note that The Gathering Place does not accept drop-off donations of furniture or household items at its Beachwood or Westlake locations or at its warehouse.

Funds raised by The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale support the many free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.

Shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale: save money, take home beautiful things and keep fine home furnishings from going to waste.

Want to stay in touch with the latest in recycling news in the Cleveland area? Just click on the Follow button at the bottom of my blog Home page, or subscribe to my Examiner.com page.

This weekend, shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale: September 13 and 14

Everything is half-price this weekend at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale. Click here for a look at just some of the items available at this sale.
  • Saturday, September 13, 9 am–2 pm
  • Sunday, September 14, 10 am–1 pm
The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale driveway sign

Look for this sign at the driveway entrance to The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale.

The sale takes place at The Gathering Place Warehouse, 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio (map). (Note that this is a different location from The Gathering Place.) Terms for all purchases are cash or credit cards only.

The Gathering Place Warehouse accepts gently used furniture and other household items for resale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Apisdorf (216-595-9546 or apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org.). Please note that The Gathering Place does not accept drop-off donations of furniture or household items at its Beachwood or Westlake locations or at its warehouse.

Funds raised by The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale support the many free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.

Shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale: save money, take home beautiful things and keep fine home furnishings from going to waste.

Want to stay in touch with the latest in recycling news in the Cleveland area? Just click on the Follow button at the bottom of my blog Home page, or subscribe to my Examiner.com page.

Free art and craft materials: ZeroLandfill adds one more summer harvest day, Friday, August 29

ZeroLandfill Cleveland extends its summer 2014 harvest through Friday, August 29. So if you missed the last two weekends (or even if you didn’t), this is your chance to pick up art and craft materials, free for the taking. Samples of tile, fabric, carpet, interior design materials, and other items remain, along with a large selection of three-ring binders.

ZeroLandfill warehouse

ZeroLandfill pollinators stocking the warehouse for August harvest events (photo credit: ZeroLandfill Cleveland)

  • When: hours are 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
  • Where: Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, 4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights (map and directions), side door.
  • What: art and craft materials donated by the local graphic design, interior design and architectural community.
  • Who: artists, educators, homeschoolers, community program administrators, craftworkers, artists, daycare providers, anyone who can use the materials offered. You don’t need to be a resident of Cuyahoga County, or even of Northeast Ohio.
  • How: Come to the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Facility on Friday, August 29, check in at the reception table, explore what’s available and take what you need. Be sure to bring boxes and bags to take your materials home.

ZeroLandfill asks you to note that:

  • Pollination and harvest hours are only during the hours posted.
  • All questions should be directed to IIDA Cleveland/Akron City Center at clevak@gmail.com. Please do not contact the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Facility with any questions.
  • All volunteer positions are currently filled. ZeroLandfill thanks you for your willingness to help but cannot accept any walk-ins.

ZeroLandfill is a project of BeeDance, LLC, an online marketplace that connects abandoned assets destined for the waste stream with local audiences who will use these assets in their programs and processes.

ZeroLandfill collects specification samples from architectural, interior and graphic design firms and distributes them to local artists and arts educators. Since 2006, the ZeroLandfill project team has reduced pressure on local landfills by distributing over one million pounds of these materials.

For more information about ZeroLandfill, visit the ZeroLandfill website and Facebook page.

ZeroLandfill: Keeping art and craft materials out of the landfill

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