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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Goodwill Industries no longer Accepting Computers

From this week's Bedford Bulletin (12/14/05)

Citing security and environmental concersn, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is no longer able to accept computer and computer related hardware at its stores and Attended Donation centers. The change went into effect Dec. 1.

"Donors who leave computers for Goodwill to sell in our retail stores may be leaving some sensitive and personal information on hard drives," says Bruce Phipps, Goodwill Industires of the Valleys President and CEO. "We are not equipped to clean the hard drives and we do not want to run the risk of compromising the security of people who support Goodwill through their contributions to us."

Computer related hardware that is no longer accepted by Goodwill includes the CPU, monitor, mouse, printer, keyboard, external drives and any other computer related hardware.

Goodwill accepts gently used clothing and household items fo rsale in its retail sales.


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