Battle erupts in California over clothes donation bins
A political fight over charity collection bins is brewing in California, where property owners complain that the boxes are sometimes dropped onto their land without permission, becoming magnets for graffiti and shelter for transients.
Goodwill Industries International, the most established of such U.S. charities, has pushed for years for regulation of donation bins, and a California state senator has taken up the cause with a bill that would make it easier for property owners to have unauthorized bins towed away.
T](http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/06/usa-charity-fight-idUSL2N0CR1OT20130406)his is a twist I never knew about but it makes sense in I have read about other scams claiming to be for charity but really is a money maker for the individual or group.
Around here there used to be Goodwill boxes but I have not seen one for years unless they are in areas I seldom go to.
I do know we have Purple Heart, Amvets, and other charities that call and ask for donations and even a store where one can drop off clothing.