Usually after Christmas, donations to Goodwill industries fall off.
But, after summertime donations were down as well. Goodwill has a big problem on it's hands.
The folks at Goodwill haven't seen it this bad in 30 years !
Donations are way down.
It is a fact that may force them to layoff workers.
While employees sort and hang what they can, there's less and less for them to do.
Usually, Goodwill banks donated items collected during their busy time of the year, the summer.
That's when people have yard sales and garage sales.
Even those donations have been down, leaving them in a desperate situation right now.
"We need many, many donors. We estimate we need about 1800 donors a day to satisfy our needs. So it's a lot of donations and a lot of donors. And, no donations is too small and, of course, no donation is too large," says Dennis Freeland of Goodwill.
Goodwill is in a catch 22 situation.
Fewer donations means less to buy in their stores.
Fewer sales means less money to pay their workers.
Items can be dropped off at Goodwill stores, or collection boxes.
They are looking for gently used clothing, household items, toys and books.