What do you think happens when you donate items you no longer use? I know we all have a limited amount of time & you probably can't imagine that your gently used, outgrown items would be worth the time & hassle of tagging. So, instead of making money back on those items, you just donate them to a local "non-profit" organization, right? Because you are sure they will immediately open the trash bag & be thrilled to receive those items.
Here is the reality of those donations:
- Only 10% of items donated are considered to be "good enough" to be placed on the sale floor. Most of these items are on the sales floor for less than 2 months.
- About 4.7 billion pounds of clothing are donated by Americans each year.
- Many, many items are shipped overseas to Africa & the second-hand clothing industry is destroying the textile industry there.
- Items not sold in the U.S. or shipped overseas are made into rags or insulation.
-Shannon Whitehead of (r)evolution apparel http://goo.gl/gncFIe
Instead of donating your outgrown items to these large "non-profit" organizations, consider selling your items at My Mommy Mart. But, is it worth the time? Here are some reviews from Facebook:
To find out more information about what items we are accepting at our upcoming sale, please visit our webpage at http://www.mmmsale.com/fallwinter/ Also, if you are wondering who receives donations left over from the sale, look no further than just down the road to Harmar Gospel Mission and local families with certain needs for children's items.