The Best of the Northwest has just been published and the Golden Goose Thrift Shop has once again been named:
* Best Customer Service
* Best Furniture Store
* Best Women’s Apparel
However, the one award we are most proud of is Best Community Leader, a well-deserved honor highlighting the staff and volunteers. The opening sentence of this award says it all: “What does it mean when the readers pick a local nonprofit thrift store as its top community servant?” Followed by exactly why the readers chose the Golden Goose Thrift Shop staff and volunteers.
In addition to the first place awards, the Goose also placed in several other categories:
* 2nd place – Best Retail Boutique
* 2nd place – Best Shoe Store
* 3rd place – Best Jewelry Store
For the last 13 years the Golden Goose has been receiving honors and accolades for their outstanding contribution in raising funds to support two local charities, Impact of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services) and SaddleBrooke Community Outreach. In those 13 years over $8 million dollars has been raised and that involves an average of over 6000 volunteer hours per month and many wonderful donors. Sometimes they are one and the same! So, is it any wonder we are the best? Our most sincere thanks to all those who have made this honor possible.