Goodwill Toronto Stores

 Navigating "By the pound" Goodwill before it was permanently closed.


Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Methodist  Rev. Edgar J. Helms. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas, then trained and hired the poor to mend and repair the goods. The goods were then resold or were given to the people who repaired them.  Helms described Goodwill Industries as an “industrial program as well as a social service enterprise…a provider of employment, training and rehabilitation for people of limited employability, and a source of temporary assistance for individuals whose resources were depleted.”

Dr. Helms’ vision set an early course for what today has become a $4 billion nonprofit organization. Recently the Good Will Stores in central Ontario abruptly closed with money owing to employees and landlords. In 4 years as CEO bankrupted 16 Goodwill stores the same as she did at her previous job at Toronto Community Housing Corp. What to me is most puzzling about the closures and reason is that 100% of inventory is supplied and delivered free to the door and in 2014 received a grant to the tune of 4 million dollars from the Ontario government.  According to the US  Goodwill, the closure must be part due to nefarious activity and has since broken ties.

Nakamura is receiving full severance package and not being held accountable. . . .  yet again.


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