*Steps on to soapbox*
Sorry to jump in here to post a "complaint" of sorts, but in Missouri, at least, Goodwill does a LOT of good and helps a LOT of people. I'd love to know where that statistic came from. In Missouri, Goodwill is one of the main if not THE main service provider for Vocational Rehabilitation. They do NOT pay all their workers minimum wage. They have people with bachelor's degrees working behind the scenes helping people with disabilities get jobs, and they do NOT just help them get minimum wage jobs. At least in St. Louis, they also run a "sheltered workshop" specifically for people with disabilities (piecework, meaning it's below minimum wage, but these are people who are neglected by "competitive" or mainstream employers.) In St. Louis, Goodwill also has the contract with the bus company to clean buses, which means most people cleaning buses in St. Louis have a disability of some sort. So I would have to completely disagree about Goodwill. Goodwill is a lot more than the store, and a lot of Goodwill's work is behind the scenes and no one really knows about it, because they help people find jobs so they don't need as much from donations and charity. Sorry. Because of my job, Goodwill has a special place in my heart, and I will defend it.
*steps off of soapbox*
Okay. Now back to your regularly scheduled posts.