The Dark Reality Behind America’s Greatest Thrift Store Empire

How a Saturday night internet wormhole effectively ruined my favorite store.

Alice C. Minium
10 min readApr 22, 2018

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Image: Henry J. Cordes

“We are trapped. Everybody who works at Goodwill is trapped.” -Harold Leigland, $5.46 an hour

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Alice C. Minium

Richmond-based writer, investigative researcher, and police abolitionist. Contact me at alice@openoversightva.org.