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Re: Family can't afford Christmas Tree

I know this is the unpopular opinion and the only one to go against the others, however I agree with the decision that Goodwill made. (Hear me out!) This operation is a business and the goal of business is to make money (whether that money goes to Charity or not.) Had this gentleman walked into Wal-Mart and offered $15 for a $30 toy for one of his daughters for Christmas, he would have received the same outcome. That being said, the Goodwill handled the situation completely wrong. The staff and management should have additional resources at their disposal to point the man in the correct direction where he could get a tree for FREE. At this time of year, we all need to help out those down on their luck, but it is not the responsibility of business alone. It takes donations from the general public. Had the Goodwill been funded differently and more adequately, maybe they WOULD have policies and procedures to bargain price with customers at this time of year. Unfortunately, however, they are not set up for that at this time.


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