Monday, January 23, 2006

What do you think?

For the past year or so, I've been donating clothes to Planet Aid - YK those big yellow boxes in parking lots? And now I read this. We don't have a Goodwill around here. The nearest salvation Army is in Brighton and they have crappy hours. Frankly, I'm not sure I care what they do with the clothes, since by the time my 4 are done with them, they are servicable enough for folks with no clothes, but certainly no great shakes. Still, I'd rather someone who would otherwise have nothing could have them. It seems a lot better than throwing them away.

I'm not sure what to think. But I guess I'll keep donating to PA until I find a better alternative.


Anonymous said...

Is there a charity in town that will come to you for pickups? Maybe the Salvation Army with the crappy hours? Or a women's center or something. They might have a truck that will come to you.

Candace said...

I don't know. I'm going to look into that. There's a local church-run one but I'm not sure they would be interested in what we have to offer. The kids' stuff is usually stained by the time we're through with it. I need to find out. YK, there have to be a bunch of women's centers in Detroit, and dh does a lot of driving down there for work.

Good suggestions. Yeah - it sucks if they are not actually giving the stuff to people.