Last year when Dallas was being hit with severe cold weather, a local company benefited three nonprofits groups with one check. They sent an associate to Goodwill each day to buy half of the blankets for a couple of weeks. The good blankets were sent to a homeless shelter and the rest to the SPCA.
Not only did they use their purchasing power at Goodwill, they also helped a couple of nonprofits in need of “coverage.”
Ah, you wonder why they just didn’t buy all the blankets at Goodwill each day. Good question. You’re just so darn smart. It was because the company’s management didn’t want to prevent Goodwill shoppers of some bargains just in case they were in need of a blanket.