A little thanks would go a long way

I’m on a bit of a rant. It’s been a while since I’ve had one (I feel like I’m in confession!) Anyway my rant today is about Charity Shops. I love them, in fact most of my clothes come from them.

What I don’t like about them is how ungrateful they can be when you donate items to them. We’ve been having a bit of a clear out recently and I’ve had a run in with three charity shops.

The first one refused books when I’d checked a few days before if they would take them. The other two weren’t a bit happy when I left in other items to them. Everything I was leaving in was of very good quality, some were new. Not one of the shops said thank you.

To be honest I’m now so put off donating I probably wouldn’t bother anymore, apart from to Ursula who sells items for Rescue Dogs Sligo. Β Is it just a Sligo thing though? What are the charity shops like elsewhere? Are there any charity shops in Sligo that are looking for items and wouldn’t look at me like I had two heads if I leave things in?

Rant over – for today πŸ™‚



9 thoughts on “A little thanks would go a long way

  1. limmster says:

    I had EXACTLY the same experience today. I wanted to give the items to the animal charity shop & she practically pushed me out the door & sent me off elsewhere. I understand storage space is a big issue for them but seriously, there’s no need to be rude!

  2. Margaret Mc Gee says:

    Hi Val, Im sorry that you had that negative experience with the shop recently. I did raise it with the manager , it was an issue due to storage, but as you said no need for rudeness. I always am very thankful to those who make such beautiful and kind donations to our shop. Its a great thing for us to benefit our charity from their kindness and it helps them to get stuff cleared out, its a win:win situation for everyone. I agree with you, its very important to be grateful, I think its just a human thing, some people are better at expressing it, and recognise that, and some others are just not good at it.

  3. Jessica says:

    Essential seconds charity shop in Ballymote is open and they were very grateful for items when we did a big clear out:)
    Funds go towards MS therapy Center in Ballytivnan, Sligo.

  4. Louise Allison says:

    I tried five places in Goulburn, NSW Australia to donate furniture. Desk, book shelves, chest of drawers and two wardrobes. A coat of paint would have brightened them but all usable. Took photos on my phone to show. Surely there are people who need these items. I Had to pay someone to take it to the tip. One woman was very sympathetic, the others rude as…. Such a waste.

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