March 7, 2013 |
Goodwill wants your stuff: old sneaks, designer dresses, even that wine-stained tablecloth. In this downsizing economy, Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia is expanding its stores and drop-off centers, and has started the area's first regional outlet in Bellmawr, Camden County. The nonprofit also is hiring workers. Tuesday, local politicians joined Goodwill executives to open the outlet in an industrial park on Benigno Boulevard, off the Black Horse Pike.
February 27, 2013
Circle Thrift 2233 Frankford Ave., 215-423-1222 1125 S. Broad St., 215-468-0645 circlethrift.com Goodwill Various locations, goodwill.org ORT Resale 29 S. 19th St., 215-563-2377 Philly AIDS Thrift 710 S. 5th St., 215-922-3186 phillyaidsthrift.com. The Second Mile Center 214 S. 45th St., 215-662-1663 thesecondmilecenter.org. 2nd Avenue and Village Thrift Various locations, 2ndavestores.com.
December 4, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE - "Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000. Mallet's good fortune is at least the fourth time in six months that valuable art has turned up at Goodwill, where bargain hunters search for hidden treasure among the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps, and other household cast-offs. Last month, a Salvador Dali sketch found at a Goodwill shop in Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000.
July 16, 2012 |
TABERNACLE, N.J. - Hundreds of people gathered here over the weekend to honor the accomplishments of a pioneering aviator from Mexico who was killed in a crash in the Pine Barrens more than 80 years ago. American Legion Mount Holly Post 11 on Saturday staged its 84th annual tribute to Emilio Carranza, a captain with the Mexican Army's Air Corps who was killed when his plane went down in July 1928 near this Burlington County town. The event, held at a memorial erected in Carranza's honor, is meant to honor Carranza and foster goodwill between the United States and Mexico.
March 14, 2012
IN A Robin Hood tale gone awry, a woman allegedly told Upper Chichester police that she was stealing from the poor to give to the poor. After Abbie Merritt, 61, was caught this weekend stealing from a Goodwill donation drop box, she told them that she gave away the items she stole to those in need, according to police. Sales of clothing and items donated to Goodwill help support job training for people with disabilities and are often purchased by people on fixed or low incomes.
February 6, 2012 |
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II marked her Diamond Jubilee on Monday with a message thanking all those who had supported her over her 60-year reign and reaffirming her dedication to serving the British people. The 85-year-old monarch ascended the throne when her father, George VI, died on Feb. 6, 1952. She is the longest-serving monarch after Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 63 years. Before a year's worth of festivities to celebrate her milestone, the queen said she and her husband have been "deeply moved" to receive so many kind messages about her Diamond Jubilee.
December 13, 2011 |
IS FOP President John McNesby PO'd at Gary Barbera? Boy, I guess. On Friday, McNesby and the Philadelphia Police Department began receiving calls that the well-known Philly car dealer had used the photos of fallen Philadelphia police officers, the department emblem and the Fraternal Order of Police emblem in his billboard advertisements. "Somebody called me and said 'What are we doing?' " McNesby said. "So, I rolled out there and when I looked, I just couldn't believe what I saw. " The billboards, one of which was spotted at Ashburner Street near Torresdale Avenue in Holmesburg yesterday, read: "We will always remember because Barbera cares.
September 9, 2011 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Goodwill worker who spotted a photograph of Confederate General Robert E. Lee has helped the charity make $23,000 in an online auction. The tintype photograph was in a bin, about to be shipped out, when a worker grabbed it and sent it to the charity's local online department. The item was then put up for auction, which closed Wednesday night. "It would have gone to our outlet store where everything is sold by the pound," Goodwill spokeswoman Suzanne Kay-Pittman said yesterday.
August 17, 2010 |
Seventy-five years ago this week, the 55-year-old columnist and entertainer Will Rogers, along with the aviator Wiley Post, died in a plane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska. This was before the advent of the 24/7 news cycle, so it took a while for word to get around. It wasn't until the next day that Senate Majority Leader Joe Robinson, a longtime friend of Rogers', stood up on the Senate floor to announce: "Will Rogers, probably the most widely known private citizen and certainly the best beloved, met his death some hours ago in a lonely, faraway place.
January 22, 2010 |
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - For the first time in a week, Luc Bouquet would have more than his fill for breakfast. His 82-year-old father-in-law had arrived the night before with a haul of fresh fruits and vegetables from the family's farm four hours outside Port-au-Prince - passionfruit, grapefruit, yams, and three kinds of bananas. "Ah," he said, sitting down to a heaping bowl of boiled yams, plantain, mackerel, and fiery tomato sauce. "This is too much. We can't eat all this.