So many Bay Area residents are taking their shelter-in-place time to de-clutter their homes and get donations ready to go to their local thrift shop.
However, thrift stores have been deemed non-essential, meaning the donations are left dumped outside of the stores for hours or days on end, eventually having to be thrown out.
Not only do the items have to be thrown out if they are outside of the store for more than 2 days but they could get rained on while outside, animals could get to them, etc.
Not only is it a waste of what could be a proper donation, but the thrift stores then have to pay to dump the items.
While the organizations don’t want to discourage people from donating altogether, they’re asking you to hold on to your items if you have the space.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...