Q&A with Luke Rodgers on The Goodwill Store in Glassboro, NJ

The Goodwill Store of Glassboro, NJ is a popular destination for those looking for a great deal from a trusted source. Bonus, it’s less than a mile away from Rowan University’s campus. This store is the largest I’ve visited with an abundance of inventory. You can find anything you’re looking for from women’s clothing and accessories to furniture and house wares. Belts were $1 each, what’s better than that?

This afternoon I met with Luke Rodgers, assistant general manager at the Goodwill Store in Glassboro. He kindly took the time to answer a few questions about the Glassboro Goodwill Store. Enjoy! 

Q: Where does the store’s merchandise come from?

A: Merchandise comes from two sources. Customers can donate merchandise directly by dropping it off at any store location or Goodwill’s various donation sites. The Goodwill Store of Glassboro also receives new merchandise weekly from  the local Target store. This new merchandise is usually donated because of damaged packaging or cosmetic flaws.

Q: Where do the proceeds from store sales go?

A: The Goodwill Store is a non-profit organization. The mission: putting people to work. A portion of the store’s profit goes toward maintaining the property as well as paying employees. The remaining proceeds fund career services and job training for local residents with disadvantages and disabilities.

Q: Do you host any weekend specials or events?

A: Frequent shoppers can present their Goodwill VIP Club card to be punched each time they visit, the tenth punch results in 20% an entire purchase. This weekend, merchandise with a red, blue, or yellow tag is 50% off. These sales change frequently. For customers 55 and over, all purchases are 10% off on “Terrific Senior Tuesdays”. There’s always a 15% discount for high school and college students who present a valid student ID.

Q: What’s the best day to shop?

A: There’s new inventory every day. Monday through Friday employees can process as many as 1,500 items of clothing per day. House wares and other like merchandise are processed and put on the shelves immediately. Target donations are placed on the shelves on Mondays.

The pictures above were taken by me at The Goodwill Store in Glassboro, NJ.

Looking for a store in your area? There are currently 19 stores in the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region. Happy thrifting!


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