Goodwill plans to preserve sealskin coat donated to Edmonton thrift store – CBC

Goodwill plans to preserve sealskin coat donated to Edmonton thrift store – CBC

Travis McEwan · CBC News · Posted: Jan 07, 2020 12:59 PM MT | Last Updated: January 7

“A sealskin coat dropped off at Goodwill Alberta’s location on Whyte Avenue last week will be preserved for its historical significance.

Staff have no idea who donated the coat or where it came from, but knew it was a significant item, said marketing manager Doug Roxburgh. The tag reads “Holman, N.W.T. Handmade by Eskimos.”

“This is something we have never come across at our locations,” Roxburgh said. “We’ve been in operation since 1963 as Goodwill Industries of Alberta.”

Trained staff  research almost every product that comes in, he said, and recognized a one-of-a-kind item.

To learn more about the coat, Goodwill created a social media post asking for help.”

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