By Elisha Dorfsmith
Donation bins claiming to support a variety of causes including the Childhood Disease Research Foundation are springing up around Flagstaff and local nonprofits are not happy. The sketchy organizations are putting their receptacles on private property, often without permission, and thrift stores around Flagstaff are claiming that these bins are causing a deep reduction in the number of donations they receive.
A while back the Newport Beach Patch did a story on these bins and according to their research only 10% of the proceeds go to charity, and that charity is possibly a Canadian for profit company. Much more on that can be found here:
If you care about keeping revenue made from your donations in the community to help your friends and neighbors, it is very important to know who you are donating to. A little research before you give goes a long way.
A donation bin for the Childhood Disease Research Foundation at the Flagstaff Mall near the East Side Goodwill.