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More customers at Goodwill, fewer donors

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In these tough economic times, more people are shopping at Goodwill and fewer people are donating.

The customer count at the Goodwill store in Albany is up 16% over last year. But donations are down. The biggest needs are for electronics, household staples and seasonal clothes.

District Manager Donn Githens said, "Summer clothing right now. We are in desperate need for more summer clothing. If people are going to the beach and buying a new bathing suit, a new pair of shorts or t-shirts, if you're not going to wear the older stuff, we would love to have it. We definitely need more summer clothing."

Not only are more people shopping at Goodwill, but more are looking for job help at Goodwill career centers. Goodwill's ability to help place people in jobs is hampered by the low donations.

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