better bucks

Goodwill Manager Cherie Legault talks about how the Better Bucks program has affected the store. Goodwill officials report that shoplifting at the store dropped dramatically in December and January since some patrons began using Better Bucks.

SIERRA VISTA — Better Bucks, in circulation for almost half a year, has made life better not just for the people who use them to purchase goods and services, but also for the merchants who have been accepting the bucks, a member of the nonprofit Better Bucks of Sierra Vista board said.

Management at the Goodwill Store on East Fry Boulevard, for example, has seen a dramatic drop in shoplifting incidents at the business, as well as a change in attitude in many of the customers who shop there regularly.