Al Bumen 
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Re: “Bon Air Residents Petition Against Goodwill

The very nature of this petition saddens me. Do the creators/signers of the petition have any concept of all the benefits that Goodwill brings to the community? The store not only provides retail jobs but revenue from the stores is reinvested in job training and other economic and social benefits to the community. Have the creators/signers of the petition ever visited a Goodwill store? I am an educated and financially secure person who loves visiting Goodwill stores for unusual clothing and other treasures. I understand the resident's disappointment in the loss of a grocery store, but it was closed for economic reasons and there doesn't seem to be another grocery store interested in this particular location. Goodwill strives to open stores in communities that represent their shoppers and these shoppers come from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. I would suggest that signers of this petition visit an existing Goodwill store as they would probably find shoppers similar to those currently shopping at this shopping center. If Goodwill can't generate store traffic from the local community it wouldn't make sense for them to open a store in this location. I would also suggest that they check out the Goodwill website to see all the benefits that Goodwill adds to their community.

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Posted by Al Bumen on 04/24/2017 at 4:58 PM

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