I recently learned how Goodwill has embraced the Internet to increase their sales of unique donated items. Thanks @ClutterDiet for the posting that turned me on to this new experience. What a great idea – an online auction site of one of a kind, donated items!
From their website:
shopgoodwill.com is the first Internet auction site created, owned and operated by a nonprofit organization. It was created and is operated by Goodwill of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA). Participating Goodwill’s from across the country offer for auction on the site a wide array of art, antiques and collectibles as well as new and nearly new items pulled from their vast inventories of donated goods. From unique one-of-a-kind items to estate pieces, the depth of resources is enormous. Revenues from these auction sales fund Goodwill’s education, training and job placement programs for people with disabilities and other barriers.
I am not an online auction buyer, but I did check out the site. There are bargains on unusual items at great prices. Check it out.