Bogus charity clothing collections
There are many commercial companies who purport to collect clothes for distribution amongst charitable organisations when they are in fact sold for profit. Typical messages may vary from ‘your donation will go to poor families in Eastern Europe’ or ‘proceeds will go to help the needy’. In reality however the commercial nature of the venture is the same - to make profit.
There are a number of guidelines that can help you determine the genuine from the shams including: Safer Giving - advice for the public
If you have any queries or doubts about the legitimacy or organisations you can search the Register of Charities
Tel: 03454 04 05 06
Write to: Trading Standards Service, Environment Directorate, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6NF