Goodwill Store: Fun and Practical Items Alike — Photo courtesy of dno1967b
Most towns boast a good selection of thrift shops – catering to an assortment of tastes, and supporting a variety of community causes. However, Salt Lake City and Utah's thrift shop scene has long been dominated by Deseret Industries. This chain thrift store is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In small towns and big cities alike, Utah's thrift shoppers are met with a similar selection at each store. And though the D.I. gives back to the community, many shoppers would prefer to support a nondenominational cause.
Enter the Salt Lake City - Millcreek Goodwill Store, thanks to which Salt Lake Valley residents and visitors may now enjoy a completely different shopping experience. Shoppers are not only privy to a more diverse bargain shopping scene, but they also have the option of supporting a much wider selection of causes with their spending.
Goodwill, one of the nation's most pleasant and welcoming thrift stores, has a well-earned reputation for carrying a nicely organized, deeply stocked variety of clothing and household goods. Arranged by color and size, clothes are easy to find. Clean and tidy, household goods are neatly grouped and in good working order. And less conservative than the D.I., this Goodwill store presents a more colorful and lively inventory.
On the community end of things, Goodwill gives back not just to the Mormon faction of society. Instead, it champions a number of causes. Goodwill's staff is largely composed of refugees, helping them get stronger roots in the community and gain working experience in the U.S. Money from sales goes toward Easter Seals programs in support of autistic children and terminally ill individuals. Whether you're in the market for flatware or a jacket, consider stopping by Goodwill, the Salt Lake Valley's newest thrift shop.