Saturday, December 17, 2011

Charities Get Choosy - About What They Will Take

Planning to turn your clutter into end-of-year donations? Not so fast. Many human-service charities won't take certain items — or will require you to transport them yourself.

Patricia Donovan, of Buffalo, New York, tried to donate furniture sets and 500 near-new books. "The charities I called either didn't have a truck or wouldn't come into my second-floor apartment," says the 64-year-old editor, whose home goods also were turned down on-site. "There's a gap between what charities say they need and what they will ... Read the entire article.

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