||[Jun. 15th, 2009|06:59 pm]
ScavengerS- The Human Vulture
Yesterday, I went dumpstering at AC Moore and found an entire box filled with random craft stuff. Score on that! While Food Lion and Weis both had nothing but rotten fruit and various other disappointments, I made my way over to Goodwill and found that the dumpsters were filled with perfectly good items (as usual). |
This makes me really sad. With all of the homeless people out there and families who can't afford to clothe their children or selves, this stuff is still being thrown away. Not everything could fit in my car which is why I really, really need to get a van. I found insane numbers of trash bags filled with perfectly good clothing and shoes, a little pink baby bathtub, candles, little decorations and vases, etc, etc, etc. We are going back tonight and tomorrow and the next day up until our really, really free market that we are having on our front lawn. The little pink bathtub I found will go to the battered women's shelter around here. Otherwise, anything we don't get rid of at the really, really free market will go to every homeless shelter around. Just because Goodwill has too much of it or doesn't think they can make a profit off of it, doesn't mean it should go to the landfills.
I guess I should feel semi-okay about the fact that I know I'm taking care of at least one town.
Anyone else ever thought about having a really, really free market? We've been to a bunch where you just drop off anything you don't want (another person's trash is another person's treasure) and then you can pick up anything you DO want. Pretty simple.
We're going to make crockpots of vegan chili as well and flyer the crap out of Hanover so that everyone knows about it and we'll especially hit up the soup kitchen so the homeless people come out because we have a plethora of coats and socks and shoes and hats to give out. We're finding more backpacks as the school year ends too, I'm sure those could be useful.