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

Leslie Schentag (
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 09:15:16 -0700 (PDT)

You have to remember though that we live in a society based on greed and
not compassion. Sad, but true!!

On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Virginia Sellner wrote:

> 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.
> Virginia