With need rising, D.C. charities gear up for busy holiday season

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Goodwill of Greater Washington has a constant demand for its work force development programs, but has been able to fund those efforts because sales at its stores and donations have both been rising, spokesman Brendan Hurley said. Black Friday sales at area stores were up 15 percent this year, as people have become frugal during the recession.

"It was only a few years ago that people were bragging about how much they paid for things they purchased," Hurley said. "Now, they're bragging about how little they spent..."

Story by Emily Babay, Published: December 10, 2011

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