Buy and Donate for A
Cause: How Do You Choose
the Right Thrift Store
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Thrift shopping allows you to
declutter your wardrobe and escape
the thrall of fast fashion while doing
good for the community!
With so many options, it is easy to
become overwhelmed and
intimidated by the experience. How
do you know where is the best place to
shop and donate?
Unfortunately, the thrift store
landscape is not clear-cut. Not only
are some thrift stores for profit, but
you will also find some phony
Others are real but are wasteful or
ineffective in what they do.
Choosing the right charitable group is
not rocket science.
What Should You Consider When
Donating and Buying At A Thrift
Ask if the Store is A Non-Profit
Some stores have a “for-profit”
approach. They accept and sell items
in an attempt to make a profit, instead
of helping a community.
Typically, nonprofits operate under a
tax-exempt organization. Be aware of
the differences between these two
Do Your Search Using Reputable
Supporting a charitable organization
is great! A donation, in fact, is an
investment that keeps on giving, even
years down the line.
Any gift to a thrift shop has a major
impact on its beneficiaries.
Plus, it can give you personal
satisfaction because you know you
helped someone else in a significant
way. However, you have to do the
right amount of research before
selecting where to donate and shop.
The best way to ensure that you’re not
supporting a fraudulent charity is to
closely follow these reminders:
Be wary of a charity that only
seeks a cash donation.
Be cautious of mail that is
disguised as bills or invoices.
Several mail pieces may look like
checks or bills. Odds are, if it looks
like a fraud, it most likely is a
Ask questions to stores that
provides less information about
their actual day-to-day
operations. Others may sound
like they have a good mission, but
they probably don’t have the