Misleading Clothing Donation Boxes:Beware of FOR PROFIT Clothing Boxes

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Misleading Clothing Donation Boxes: Beware of FOR PROFIT Clothing Boxes

 

I am a big believer of helping people who are worse off than I am. It serves a multitude of purposes: One thing is clear; I am helping someone in need anonymously. They do not know who gave those in need of help and I do not know who received it. All I know is that it was beneficial for some one. The second part of this is the fact that I felt good that I was able to help someone.

 

Donating clothing that you are not using anymore, due to “out growing them” as in my case make a lot of sense for all involved.  I am helping a charity like Goodwill or the Salvation Army while making room for new clothes in my closet. One of the other side benefit is I get a tax deduction as well.

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In the “old days” it was simple. The Salvation Army or Goodwill was the “only game in town”. They were providing a place to drop off your clothing and shoes. Simple a’ win-win’ situation for all is what it used to be.

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Then all of a sudden “for-profit companies” started setting up drop boxes and they were reselling the clothes to consignment stores or textile recyclers. They have misleading markings and if not illegal at least totally immoral. I find it annoying that they have “small print disclaimers” so I ask you PLEASE DO NOT fall into these misleading traps of companies that give miniscule per cent of donations to charitable causes.

 

So please do not help these unscrupulous companies make financial gains with your clothing that you intended to help the ones “in more need” then you. Give your clothing to legitimate organizations, such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

unscrupulous Donation Box only 15% goes to Charity

Look Closely it is supported by a big grocery chain BUT only 15% is going to Charity!

 

I donate a large percent of my income to animal rescue organizations, and give clothing to legitimate organizations and my per cent that I donate is a lot larger than these “unscrupulous” companies and I am still a “profit center”.

Missleading Charitable BOX only 15 % goes to Charity

Look at the boxes closely before you throw your donations inside. Pay attention and truly help those in need!

 

If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joy I am glad I was able to help bringing this to the fore front and making people aware. I am all for supporting economies, I just do not like being misled where I think 60-80% would go to the needy vs 15%.

July 18, 2012 07:01 PM
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Joy Daniels
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I was just reading something about that with out charitable organizations. . . we as "supporters" need to be certain of who we financially support!  Thanks Endre!

July 21, 2012 05:56 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Hi unfortunate but you are right on Joy!

July 21, 2012 09:52 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Los Angeles / Valley Homes
Mannis Real Estate Group

I did not know about the boxes. Yet, it is quite possible. I noticed that there are so many stores that resell the used staff.

 

December 06, 2013 11:01 PM
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Inna I do not like that they are misleading generous donors so they can make a profit.....

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