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Goodwill Industries - Essex Kent Lambton Inc.


A BBB Accredited Charity since 10/11/2013.

 
 

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Name: Goodwill Industries - Essex Kent Lambton Inc.
Phone: (519) 332-0440 ext. 23
Fax: (519) 336-9678
Address: 1121 Wellington Street
Sarnia, ON N7S 6J7
Website: www.goodwillekl.com
Report Creation Date: October 13, 2011
Report Expiration Date: September 9, 2016
Original Business Start Date: January 1933
Principal: Kevin Smith, CEO
Customer Contact: Kevin Smith, CEO
Email Address:
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

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The most recent report on this organization has expired. A new report has not been developed due to lack of inquiries.


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1. Watch out for similar names. As there are many charities raising funds for similar causes, some charity names sound the same. Be sure to look at the name carefully, because the charity soliciting you may not be the one you have in mind.

2. Do not be pressured to make an immediate gift. Be wary of solicitors that demand an "on the spot donation." Charities should welcome your gift whenever you want to send it.

3. Question vague appeals. Appeals should clearly identify the charity's programs. Watch out for appeals that are strong on identifying a problem, but weak on describing what specifically the charity intends to do about it.

4. Do not give out personal information to phone solicitors. Don't give out credit card numbers, chequing account numbers, or any other personal information to unknown telephone solicitors.

5. Do not give cash. Write out a cheque to the charity's full official name, not to an individual or third party that may be collecting the donation.

6. Keep records of your donations (receipts, cancelled cheques and bank statements) so you can document you charitable giving at tax time.

7. If you want a deduction, make sure the organization is a charity. There are many different types of soliciting nonprofit organizations. Most appeals will indicate if the organization is eligible to receive gifts deductible as charitable donations. (To be sure, review the list of organizations on file with the Canada Revenue Agency or ask the charity for a copy of its registration number.)

8. Don't hesitate to ask the charity for written information on its programs and finances. This tip can be particularly helpful in responding to phone appeals from charities that interest you.

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10. Report bad practices. Contact you Better Business Bureau.


ID: 1051171
Report as of April 28, 2017 04:44
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