11/11/08

Stealing from Goodwill. Wrong or right?

Here's a video clip and article from my local news on people stealing from Goodwill donation centers. This goes on all the time around here. The people on the video just happened to get caught in the act. Here's my two cents. I think it's a damn shame that these people would stoop this low. If you want to go score free stuff from somewhere, go dumpster diving or look on Craigslist. Don't take away from an organization that sell the donations to make a profit to help people in need. I told a coworker about this and they saw nothing wrong with it. To this coworker, it's just stuff laying around that anybody should take if they want it. The donator doesn't care what happens to it, just as long as it's out of their way. Wow. What do you think? Is it wrong or is it just stuff that people can take if they want. Discuss.

3 comments:

Crystal said...

I totally agree with you! It is so WRONG WRONG WRONG!! Those donations are suppose to help people in need. It's like stealing change from a blind man's cup!

Jenn Crane said...

I think it is really sad when someone does not know the difference between right and wrong. Really? You have a co-worker that REALLY thinks that taking something that is intended for someone else for her own is ok? That is just mind boggling to me.

Nykya said...

...For me, when I do the spring cleaning or when the kids grow out of clothes, toys, etc...I just want it gone! I DON'T want to throw it away to the trash, but I want it out of my house, space, possesion. I have given things to people before, but when that isn't an option, i'll drop a bag off at the local Salvation Army, usually after hours, at the front door. If someone were to come after me and take what I left, I dont see that as an issue. I guess my head goes to the business end of it, it's FREE inventory. If someone that is less fortunate can have it, let them...