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:
- Forbes magazine ranks Goodwill as #7 in its list of The Fifty Largest U.S. Charities.
- The Christian Science Monitor’s list of America’s Top 50 Charities ranks Goodwill as #2.
- Charity Watch International, the independent charity watchdog founded by the American Institute of Philanthropy, gives Goodwill an A rating.
- The charity rating service Guidestar has ranked Goodwill as a Philanthropic Top Nonprofit (click on the Impact tab and scroll down to Expert Reviews and Comments).
Let’s put this outrageous calumny where it belongs: in the landfill!
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