Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:38
If you look closely at some of those plastic bags, you find they are not, in fact, charities. They say some of the proceeds will be donated to the needy in places like Romania or Moldova. They are commercially-run companies ,usually operating from the same country - they all show ' registration numbers' designed to look like a charity number.
Bit like Frank, I only give to certain charities - small local ones, Help the Aged, Mind, RNLI, and the local air ambulance. I think it better to make a donation that's a decent amount, rather than spread the butter too widely on the bread, when it becomes almost pointless.
Anyway, my old clothes get used when I work at the allotment, and I use them until they are falling apart, and are so horrible my wife refuses to let them in the house any more!