That's it. It's all covered in the story's headline. Thank you for reading.

Okay, Okay, I suppose there should be a little explanation as to why there is a circulating article that has to do with 'preowned panties' and Maine Goodwill stores. Well, to put it plainly, it all boils down to paying attention to what you're doing.

Sure, giving back to places like the Salvation Army, Goodwill and other stores that seek to help people in need can be a very rewarding feeling. However, we can make things a lot easier on the people that work at these places by not inadvertently sending in things they not only don't want, but don't want to deal with. Example? Your old haggard undies.

According to The Kennebec Journal, Goodwill Northern New England is used to people donating things that they won't be able to use and will need to be thrown away. And, while they're super-happy people are so willing to give, they want people to also be aware of what they shouldn't be donating.

When you donate something to Goodwill that they can't use they inevitably have to throw it away. That costs Goodwill time for the employee that's sorting through the items and also adds to their trash pile (which then has to be picked up). As a matter of fact, in the last 12 months alone, Goodwill Northern New England has spent a whopping $1.2 million on trash pickup alone. Let that sink in.

Now I'm not saying that the $1.2 million is all in trashed panties, but I am saying that it has a lot to do with people not paying attention to the acceptable items list at Goodwill. Want it in weight? Goodwill Northern New England threw out more than 13 million pound of bad donations last year. Again, not all of that was throw-away-thongs, but it was all stuff that they just couldn't rehome.

For a list of items that Goodwill would love to take off your hands just click right here!

 

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