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Goodwill Donations
4/16/2014
 
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Clothing donation bins have popped up all over Centre County in the last several months but some of those bins may be a little misleading. Now local charities are asking you to think twice before donating. Red, Green And yellow bins are popping up in parking lots near you. They say your clothing donations will go to the needy and some of it will but not a single one of these companies are local and most of your donations could go straight to a recycling plant in another country or bank account. According to public tax documents Planet Aid, a non-profit company based out of Maryland spent about 35 million dollars in 2011 but only about 33 percent of that went to its International Program earning them a failing grade by charitywatchdog.org. And now local charities say their donations are being eaten away by these national and even international collections.
  
 
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