Sunday, June 24, 2007

Humboldt Needs a Goodwill

I was reading the letters to the editor in the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat this morning and found out that Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire accepts old televisions, printers, cd players and such for free. They use them in some kind of jobs program.

Unfortunately, despite their name, they don't seem to have a presence in Humboldt County. Too Bad. I have a television and some other stuff I need to get rid of and don't want to pay to dump them as e- waste.

Maybe I should take the tv with me one of these times when I'm heading to San Francisco and drop it off at the Goodwill place in Ukiah?

9 Comments:

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous mresquan said...

I wonder if the Rescue Mission thrift store would take your stuff off of your hands.Might be a good place to look into.I dropped a microwave off with them a little while back and they took it,although I hear that their policy may have changed a bit since then.The Salvation Army is pretty strict as to what it'll take,but I
think they do take some electronic stuff if its in good condition.

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Starvation Army, Whoops!, the Salvation Army, had stopped doing thrift store business in our fair territory. It was in all the papers.

 
At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of months ago I took computers to an area by the Wharfinger as it was advertised in newspaper that you could get rid of TV's, computers, printers and all kinds of electronics for free. Recently there have been free get rid of tires and a get rid of batteries too. Dept of Health got a grant.

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Yes, the Salvation Army thrift store closed down. St. Vincent Depaul took our old drier from us when we bought one from them (or was it the washing machine?). I believe they repair the old ones and sell them at their store in Old Town Eureka.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Carol said...

There are lots of thrift stores: RCAA, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Miranda's Rescue, American Cancer Society, to name a few.

I remember the San Francisco Goodwill in 1978. I bought a green striped angora sweater and hiking boots. What a deal.

 
At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Fred, you can get better deals at Goodwill than at Walmart.

 
At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred you cheap bastard. Pay the minor disposal charge, you got many years of service from that TV. Disposing of it properly to prevent hazardous waste is the thing a Libertarian should be proud to do. Oh, but I forgot you're not a Libertarian, just a welfare Republican who expects everyone else to pay for the things he uses.

So just throw that TV out the back of your truck somewhere around Kneeland, and rationalize that you won't be supporting illegitimate Government regulations that restrict your right to pollute.

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There may be lots of thrift stores, but there aren't many good ones. The Hospice Shop in Arcata ranks first, then St. Vince dePaul's, but even those aren't that great.

 
At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't that PEST ( ok gadfly ) Fred have anything better to do but encourage more bums into , Eureka .......

 

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