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