I wonder about UNCF. My old employer basically forced management to donate to charity and they used to have United Way come in every year and give this presentation about themselves. And they strongly encouraged us to donate to them. Instead, I figured if I am going to be shamed into giving money by my job, they are not also going to decide where I send it, so I always gave to the UNCF instead.
Good information....I've always heard about Goodwill. I remember taking some things in before the end of the year and the workers were shopping Christmas shopping through the bags as they were being turned it (yea Girl this will fit Man Man)...smh. This is confirmation for me. NO MORE GOODWILL.
My family is not allowed to give to the red cross.
See, my Great grandmother died while my uncle was over in Vietnam. Well my Grandmother sent word through the red cross and they told her they would have him come home. Yea, she got a bill for the phone call and the airfare home and they did not tell her they it was on her dime. So my family is not allowed to give to the red cross. Do not even mention giving to the red cross in front of her, don't tell her you gave blood, don't say shit to her about that damn red cross.
Goodwill is my favorite place to go thrifting and donate my old things. When I moved last year I donated everything in my apartment and a lot of nice clothing and shoes too. Besides paying their workers minimum wage a lot of them receive free labor from volunteers and other organizations like Americorps. I was wondering why they were reselling used books at almost their original cost. -__- $3.99 for a book that originally costed $4.99. They are making a nice profit and the price differences aren't always a reasonable discount. You probably could spend less on the clearance rack at your favorite department store than you would at Goodwill. Heck Forever 21 sells tank tops for $2.80 at Goodwill I think they're like $4. This post really has me thinking about all of my donations now. Thanks OP for posting this.
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