Thieves caught on camera are stealing and looting items left at closed Goodwill donation centers. Stealing donated goods is a crime and destroys the promise of donations transforming into free programs and services for New Mexicans. Donors can help by holding their drop-offs until stores and their donation centers reopen.
Goodwill is abiding by the recent mandate from Governor Lujan, closing all non-essential business. But the generous donations keep coming. Shauna Kastle, President, and CEO of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico says, “You can imagine how grateful we are for the community’s support at this time! But now we have to plead for donors to stop. We hope the community will understand what’s happening and help us prevent theft by holding items until we are permitted to reopen.
As a partner in your community for 79 years, Goodwill remains committed to advancing our mission to provide skills training, job development, and social services to New Mexicans. Our commitment is genuine now during these difficult times and will continue to be in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Thank you for your continued support of Goodwill and all those served!
Watch as the thief below takes box after box of donations!