Buddhist News of Ven. Thich Chan Tinh

Visiting Goodwill’s chain-stores in Oregon, United States

Update: 09/10/2016
On Oct 7th, 2016, the Venerable Thich Chan Tinh visited the Goodwill chain- stores in Oregon, US.

Visiting Goodwill’s chain-stores in Oregon, United States


Goodwill means kindness and compassion. This is a famous and largest store-chain selling junk with best price in US. Goodwill’s mission is quite simple: sharing from the rich to the poor or redistributing things from the overabundant ones to the needy ones. The owners of some old-but-sound products can give them to Goodwill for reselling to its customers.

Such donative items may be unvalued to their owners but quite useful to the ones in needs especially the saving ones, the poor or homeless, living on social assistance. Goodwill also provides repair services to those items and resells them in the chain-stores served by the poor and disabled people. Shopping at Goodwill is also the pleasure of many Americans who can find many sound wares with very good price compared to the brand new ones. Goodwill’s customers include not only the poor but also others who would like to shop at Goodwill to save the budget.

A special feature of Goodwill, a non-profit organization, is it just receives items via donation. All of its profit is not intended for dividends but for philanthropic/social activities, paying salaries and bills and its development activities instead.

This is the model for countries to learn, because it raises the awareness of saving in daily life, environmental protection and promotes the spirit of sharing, helping one another in the community.

Following are the recorded photographs:


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