Re: Choice clothing kept under wraps from homeless [VoA] FWD

Virginia Sellner (
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 07:50:52 -0600 (MDT)

This too is a "normal" happening in a lot of agencies.  Even small budget
agencies that are staffed primarily by volunteers -- the volunteers are
there just so they can get first choice on things.

Case in point is an agency here that provides food and clothing for the
poor.  A new director came in and reorganized things so that those who were
having weekly garage sales with the stuff they got from the agency would no
longer be able to do that -- including the volunteers.  Now guess wht, they
have very few volunteers and are having to build a new volunteer staff of
those that want to help not those who are just there to get.