I’ve cautioned my clients numerous times with respect to contributing clothing to donation boxes, but with The Toronto Star reporting on this today, it deserves a further mention. Many “charity” donation boxes you see sitting in parking lots are not truly going to needy persons. Many times they are unlicensed and situated there by disreputable persons who collect the clothing for themselves to be resold in consignment stores or exported with cost. This results in legitimate charities being disadvantaged. So whenever you are making a clothing or other type of donation to these charity boxes you see in parking lots around the city, carefully read what is on the box and look for a reputable name, such as Goodwill or the Diabetes Association with a contact number to call to confirm if you are in doubt. If the box simply says “Clothing Donations” I would be hesitant to use it. Of course, you can always drop off your donations at any Goodwill Thrift Store or call the Diabetes Association who have regular pick up times for clothing items and they will come right to your door!
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