LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Donations to Goodwill yield powerful change

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | 2:14 p.m. CDT

Chances are when you clean out your closet, attic or garage to decrease the amount of "stuff" in your home, you are not thinking of how de-cluttering your life could help your neighbor find a job. However, that is exactly what happens when you donate your gently used clothes, furniture, car and houseware items to MERS/Goodwill. It is no secret that we are in the retail business, which thrives on the community's donations. But what seems to lose prominence in the mind of the donor is the fact that behind every donation is the ability to yield a powerful change in a person’s life.