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Is your neighborhood donation bin laundering your clothing to for-profit retailers?

"Clunk, slam!" is the hollow thanks you get when a collection bin devours your donated items. You may think that the sack of clothes you just stuffed through the metal orifice is going to help a charity. Chances are, it won't. More likely, your kind contribution will line the pockets of a for-profit thrift operator. There is no real donation involved – presenting something as a gift, grant or contribution – although the for-profit entity that hoodwinks you out of your ...