"Just wanted to drop y'all a note and say CONGRATULATIONS, THANK YOU ALL and KUDOS (!) on your incredible dedication/volunteering, from a grateful customer… I was talking in line this morning with a lady who has frequented THE GOLDEN GOOSE I suspect, probably a "gazillion times" (insert smile here!), and she and I were BOTH singing your praises!!! Every VOLUNTEER is obviously kind, sincere and dedicated, and you all seem to have so much FUN too (GREAT teamwork… someone there is a SUPER "leader/advisor"!), making it UBER NICE for you AND those who frequent this delightful place!!! Warmest wishes from an Army officer's wife of 38 years (he's now "retired, and actually, I guess I must be too! Whoopee!). Just wanted you to know you are appreciated!!!" ~Linda
I’m an artist and I am able to find all kinds of artist tools and materials at great prices. Hobbies are expensive, but the Goose helps keep the cost of my products down. ~Ann
The size, cleanliness, orderliness, not to mention reasonable prices, makes shopping at the Golden Goose a more pleasurable experience. One cannot stress enough the friendliness of its volunteers, who prove to be most helpful in every aspect. ~Pat
I moved here 3 years ago from Ohio. One of the finest places I was told I needed to go and shop at the Golden Goose! WOW! Was I ever glad I went. Great people doing great work for the local community! The Selection of “thrift” is fantastic and much of it is like new! Go! ~Connie
The Golden Goose is the best thrift shop in Tucson – quality merchandise continuously donated, great daily sales; dedicated volunteers that contribute thousands of hours monthly with all proceeds supporting two outstanding charities Catalina Community Services and Saddlebrooke Community Outreach. ~Karin
I have been coming to the Golden Goose since you opened. I love it. I am a crafter and love books and always find things to use or read. We come in for specialized objects also. We just came in looking for a table to put our new T.V. on and we got it here for $15.00! It was perfect. I love the Goose! We send people here all the time! Thanks for being here, it is greatly appreciated! ~Penny
I like to shop at the Golden Goose because the prices are very reasonable and I am able to ‘stretch’ my money. The merchandise is in very good condition, clean and well maintained. The volunteer staff is helpful and if they can’t answer a question they will find someone who can help. ~John
The real question is “what’s not to like about the Goose?” That answer is simple, “nothing”. I’m in there all the time. The first thing you notice, it’s very clean and it doesn’t smell like a thrift store. It’s more like a department store full of previously used items. The merchandise for sale is all really good at a good price and the selection changes every day. So if you see something you like, you better buy it NOW because the person right behind you might grab it and it will almost surely be gone tomorrow. It must be a great place because all of the volunteers are always smiling and happy to help. But maybe it the best thing about the Goose is the good it does. The banner in the store says they have given over $4 million dollars to local charities in their first nine years in business. That’s pretty amazing for a thrift store in Catalina. Keep up the good work! ~Larry
We love the Goose!!!! ~ Terry
I love your Thrift Shop, as do my friends from California. They make sure we visit whenever they are in Arizona. You are my favorite place to shop and I travel from Tucson to see what new and exciting treasures you have in store. My neighbor and I are planning a trip in the next few days as she has never been there. We love Thrift Store shopping!!! I can't wait to share the Golden Goose with her!!! ~ Nancy
Love your store ~ Anndria
Love your shop, have been there a few times, want to go more often! ~ Gigi
Love the goose!!! ~ Belia
I love this place! I think I purchase as much as I donate. Keep up the good work you do in the community ~ Diane
Love the Store ~ Brenda
I will be in Tucson in the Fall, '14 to furnish my UA sons first apartment! Of course I am shopping at The Goose. I Found your store in 2011 while on vacation in Tucson. I LOVE TO THRIFT!! ~ Mary
You are the best! Still waiting for a larger building, though! ~ Diane
Love your store! ~ Lea
Great store and great volunteers! ~ Margo
Wonderful store to shop for anything, great daily specials :) ~ Joy
Just started to shop the Golden Goose. I seem to find things to replace, that I have broken or are not working anymore. Everything seems to be priced pretty reasonable, not like some other second hand stores I have visited in the Tucson area. ~Dorothy
The Golden Goose has become my favorite store. Great selection, great prices and very friendly staff. ~Jackie
Love your store! ~ Marion
Outstanding job to all at the Goose. Your efforts are endless and well appreciated. God Bless you for your selflessness. Now what would Catalina be without you? :) ~Patricia
Why Do I Love The Golden Goose?
Let Me Count The Ways!
By Imogene Clark
Number 1 – I love the variety in the store. Something for everyone, young and old.
Number 2 – I love to browse the entire store, inside and out. The clothing and toy section are my favorites.
Number 3 – I love to read and the book / magazine section has books for all ages.
Number 4 – I love the home pick-up service the Goose provides. We have used it many times.
Number 5 – I love to share items I purchase with my family and friends. I love the Golden Goose!
“Cut me loose
I gotta get to the Goose!”
“What is the Golden Goose?” you say…
Just follow me and I’ll show you the way
To that fabulous store
Filled with treasures galore!
Tuesday mornin’s like Churchill Downs!
The line to get in winds all around.
You’ll need a big cart
And a stout heart.
Meetin’ new friends’ll be the best part!
Just park your husband on a couch
(Or leave him home if he’s a grouch)!
Then shop ‘till you drop
Or your money runs out!
“Cut us loose!
We gotta get to the Goose!”
This poem is sent with great affection to the Golden Goose, my favorite store!
“Ode to the Goose”
By Kathi Strain
As I walk through the doors
The excitement begins.
Will I find my new couch
Or maybe swim fins?
I head to the left
Should I have gone right?
There’s always a treasure
Hiding just out of sight!
The people are friendly
And they’re all volunteers,
Some are quite new,
Some have been here for years.
The Goose that is Golden
Is called “Charity”
So my wonderful finds
Are completely tax free.
It’s fun, it’s exciting
It’s never the same.
But arrive before 10
To be in the game!
Now I’ve told you my tale
Though I could say more.
Come see for yourself
Why it’s my favorite store!