Oklahoma woman says her donations to Goodwill were tossed into dumpster

Oklahoma Woman Says Goodwill Employee Threw Her Donations in Dumpster

YUKON, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman who brought bags of children's clothing to a Goodwill store said she was shocked when a worker took her donations and threw them into a dumpster, KFOR reported.

Cindy Stanbrough said she brought the bags of clothes to the store in Yukon, and as she was unloading the items, a worker was taking them to the trash, the television station reported.

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“I know that there was a lot of infant clothes and toddler clothes that I had available, and kids go through that so fast,” she said. “There are a lot of people who really needed this stuff, and ... in hindsight there was the El Reno (tornado) victims and things like that, and I just got really angry and frustrated with the situation.

“I knew that they get a lot of materials and stuff and donations and that sometimes they take it to other places, but I never thought they would go into the dumpster or anything like that. You do this to help people.”

In a statement, Goodwill said the employee was disciplined, KFOR reported.

"We at Goodwill Industries have thoroughly investigated this situation. This employee's actions are contrary to all policies and procedures of Goodwill and we can assure donors that disciplinary action has been taken,” the company said. “We at Goodwill sincerely regret that one employee's actions have disregarded our core values and our mission of helping people overcome challenges to employment.”