For my dds birthday this year we are doing a donation box instead of presents.
I asked the person who is in charge of our local samaritan shop(like salvation army only worse) to give me a few of the women shelters in the next big town since we don't have any here so I could let dd pick one and start figuring out what they need.
She flat out refused to give me the names or numbers of them! And then got pissy that I hadn't thought to donate to them.
Well hell no I'm not going to donate to them. They let the workers pick through stuff before it gets out on the shelf. So if any of them are or have relatives in the size tou are looking for you won't find anything that isn't stained or ripped or worn through.
The comodities(sp?) They give out are moldy or expired.
They get lots of huge donations so where is the money going?
Ill tell you where...
Apparently the person who is in charge has enough money she can eat out every single day at a sit down restraunt. Oh but she can't afford to tip. I know because I've waited on her several times.
She also drives a brand new car about every 3-4 years. She herself wears name brand.
When they do the monthly utility assistance there are only about 10 families that can be helped.
They have no discrimination. Its first come first serve even if a huge family with small kids came in after a single person with no kids the single one would get it first.
Except for 3 older people who are friends with this woman. They don't even come in anymore she does it for them. Do these older people need it? Its possible but how is it fair to take it away from someone who needs it and made the initiative to make it up there in time. And yes they can make it up there. The day after the util asst I heard the coordinator talking in the store with one of them about how she made sure to put the lady down before anyone had shown up.
Anyway off the rant... I absolutely will not be donating to that place. Ill find the numbers my damn self.