They didn't accept my bras...
KnobZombie7 · 30/07/2017 22:39
Last week I decided to make use of an M and S gift card and upgrade existing bra 'collection'. On hearing about a local service that collects bras for women in war zones, I decided to donate six of my old ones and went into their shop to hand them over - all reasonable condition, clean, washed.
They said they were very much needed but I had to also give them a minimum £5 to pay for postage costs. I wasn't aware of this, my mother had donated some previously and didn't mention this, and I had no change on me at that time. Also, I don't have a huge amount of spare money at the moment.
I said that I could come back another day and donate (after pay day) but they said I would have to take the bras with me and couldn't leave them without a donation. So I left with my old bras and as I walked through the door heard, clearly, the woman say 'waste of time'. She was obviously BU!! The shop is quite a way away from where I live and decided to, on my way home, just drop them off at a charity shop instead.
Just wondering if this is the norm for some charities these days. Never encountered it before and find the whole idea of rejecting much needed donations rather odd and unreasonable.
KnobZombie7 · 30/07/2017 22:47
Oh well. I just thought it strange mainly because they wouldn't even accept the bras without accompanying monetary donation...
The charity shop was a regular charity shop, i.e. had lots of clothes, shoes, general stuff but also sent bras abroad.
Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 30/07/2017 22:52
It was £5 flat rate. £5 minimum. Not £5 per bra - £30!! That would surely prevent many people form donating their bras!
So they could have parceled them up with someone elses bra and you could have popped back and donated another time
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