Anyone else had charity bags delivered - donations to help Japan?

I had a bag pushed through the letterbox yesterday, they want the usual.. clothes, bedding, towels, cuddly toys etc.

Theres very little info on the bag, but on it it states "our new project needs your support - for Japan" Anyone else had these?

I normally only donate when cancer research, NSPCC, Make A Wish or Help the Aged push bags through - basically the ones who are going to get the majority, if not all of the donations, not the ones who have a chunk of the percentage taken off first (Id rather donate first hand then)..
But I thought Id help out so went to check the bags details. It only states 'Company Reg 07430453' and a mobile phone number on it. So Im assuming they aren't a registered charity?

If they arent registered what happens to things people have donated, do they just donate a small amount or just keep the majority of the profits.. is it even allowed?

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Banned

If its not a charity they just pocket all the profit

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whatsThePoint

If its not a charity they just pocket all the profit



I was thinking maybe they'd donate something small just to cover themselves.

Time to take off my rose tinted glasses then I guess.. Im just surprised someone would do it.

i get about 3 a week and ignore all of them..it was in the paper about thieves taking them-literally going round in front of the collecting van!
all my swag goes to the shop x

plumberman01

i get about 3 a week and ignore all of them..it was in the paper about … i get about 3 a week and ignore all of them..it was in the paper about thieves taking them-literally going round in front of the collecting van!all my swag goes to the shop x



Three a week! Sounds like heaven, we get three a day - weekends included!!! I haven't had to buy bin bags since we moved here... most of them aren't proper charities, and you're right - the rest of them get nicked by thieves before the real van gets a chance to come and collect. I take my stuff straight to the shop I favour now, and use the sacks for lining the bins!!!

Don't trust doorstep requests - some are genuine, but most are not. Take it to a charity shop.

I get loads of leaflets through the door for collections. Never with any checkable details.

But I have never personally seen any of these collectors either.

Banned

they have Business numbers printed on them, they are not registered charities.

get 3 or 4 a week, i ignore them. take your stuff to Oxfam

Banned

I don't get any bags here, but then again we don't allow pikies to camp withing 30 miles

nope or here...but a lot of them are legit-just a shame its abused

whatsThePoint

I don't get any bags here, but then again we don't allow pikies to camp … I don't get any bags here, but then again we don't allow pikies to camp withing 30 miles


Same bogus outfit targeting Worcester this week.......using the "For Japan" bags. Feel so angry that these parasites cannot be stopped that I have considered emptying the contents of a dog litter bin into it and leaving it out, (with a few rags to disguise the contents).

Thing with taking to a shop most of the time they dont want to take as they have too much already been turned away a number of times.

Banned

You are aware that very little of your donation actually goes to helping anyone with these 'big name' charities? Your donation mainly pays wages and overheads. Pick a small local charity and support them instead. You will be doing far more for them than you ever could for NSPCC ad the like
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