there is an excellent segment in today's CBS News Sunday Morning show concerning sensible vs emotional donations. It has been a huge pet peeve of mine to give for the sake of giving w/o any thought to actual usefulness. Examples:
Sandy Hook massacre. 67,000 teddy bears, what in the world for?
sunami relief efforts. High heels, prom dresses and winter coats in tropical disaster areas, really?
cash seems so cold but during Harvey, it will buy flashlights, wheelbarrows, water testing kits, and truly practical Items.
thank you for caring but please don't confuse emptying your attic as the way to help those in distress.
Granny used to say that one s/b grateful and not look a gift horse in the mouth but in the 21st century, sobering reminders BEFORE engaging in misplaced charity are a must.