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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 03:06 PM
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18. well, are there any charities that are not scams?
any charities where the bigwigs don't make hundreds of thousands, even millions?
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  -Goodwill warns fake donation bin scam is feeding 'billion-dollar for-profit industry' Bozita  Oct-16-10 12:00 PM   #0 
  - that makes me ill. i haven't dropped anything off at one of those bins  ejpoeta   Oct-16-10 12:02 PM   #1 
  - Yep, same here, I take stuff directly to the place. I get stuff there for myself, very  RKP5637   Oct-16-10 12:14 PM   #6 
  - I donate to our local Foster Family Organization  SoCalDem   Oct-16-10 12:25 PM   #9 
  - I will not buy used underwear  notadmblnd   Oct-16-10 12:58 PM   #10 
     - Me neither. Shirts and stuff are pretty good. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-16-10 02:05 PM   #14 
     - oh i don't buy used underwear or socks either. shoes used only if i know  ejpoeta   Oct-16-10 04:10 PM   #19 
     - I've never seen used underwear or socks, or at least, not in the last decade.  Quantess   Oct-16-10 04:22 PM   #20 
  - Fucking dirty bastards!  lonestarnot   Oct-16-10 12:04 PM   #2 
  - One of those bins popped up in my area not to long ago  KingFlorez   Oct-16-10 12:10 PM   #3 
  - I always drop off donations at the charity  tammywammy   Oct-16-10 12:11 PM   #4 
  - Almost as scandalous as the scam currently being run by Goodwill  Orrex   Oct-16-10 12:13 PM   #5 
  - I've never seen that at my local Goodwill.  Schema Thing   Oct-16-10 12:23 PM   #8 
     - me too  davidinalameda   Oct-16-10 01:31 PM   #11 
        - As a matter of fact, I happened to stop by the local Goodwill about 20 minutes ago  Orrex   Oct-16-10 04:26 PM   #21 
  - I no longer use Goodwill....  Uben   Oct-16-10 12:17 PM   #7 
  - We donate either directly to the charity or they drive to pick up the items.  Dappleganger   Oct-16-10 01:35 PM   #12 
  - GOODWILL IS THE TRUE SCAM....  chaska   Oct-16-10 01:35 PM   #13 
  - I donate to Union Mission....they do good work  Gin   Oct-16-10 02:38 PM   #15 
  - Yikes! didn't know  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-16-10 02:40 PM   #16 
  - The Oregon Goodwill top-man (President? CEO?) annual income was 5 million.  Quantess   Oct-16-10 02:46 PM   #17 
  - In Portland, I try to bring my stuff over to Value Village, which is farther for me.  Arugula Latte   Oct-16-10 04:28 PM   #22 
     - Value Village is a good one.  Quantess   Oct-16-10 05:32 PM   #26 
  - My daughter got hurt on the job working for Goodwill.  lpbk2713   Oct-17-10 12:38 PM   #32 
  - well, are there any charities that are not scams?  gmoney   Oct-16-10 03:06 PM   #18 
  - There are a few.  Nye Bevan   Oct-16-10 04:46 PM   #24 
  - Nope.  Dorian Gray   Oct-17-10 11:47 AM   #29 
  - LOL at Goodwill  jberryhill   Oct-16-10 04:43 PM   #23 
  - +1  Orrex   Oct-16-10 05:08 PM   #25 
  - Those bins have been around here for years.  Lugnut   Oct-17-10 12:50 AM   #27 
  - Any idea what to do with a box of clean rags?  Patiod   Oct-17-10 11:13 AM   #28 
  - Put it on Craig's list in the free section  zalinda   Oct-17-10 12:23 PM   #31 
  - recycle them for cleaning?  Retrograde   Oct-17-10 01:55 PM   #34 
  - Sell to your local thrift or consignment store.  girl gone mad   Oct-17-10 11:57 AM   #30 
  - Typical of the "charity industry" in general. I was really quite shocked when, in a fit of altruism,  Greyhound   Oct-17-10 01:10 PM   #33 

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