I have collected a lot of really good stuff to donate to charity. And I can't seem to get anyone to take it. Goodwill won't return my calls from their collection site way off in Washington DC. Salvation Army says everything must be in boxes or bags "for the convenience of their pickup drivers". Have they never heard that beggers can't be choosers?
Here's a list of the stuff I want to give away.
1. Dining table with 4 chairs A bit dinged, but I BOUGHT it from the Salvation Army store that way intending to refinish it (which I will never do).
2. Riccar upright vacuum cleaner. Works great but I don't have many carpets and I have a newer vacuum.
3. 4" lens Refractor telescope ( I have a better one now)
4. Binoculars (have 2 the same, stupid purchase)
5. HDTV wall mount (liked the HDTV better on a stand)
6. Hanging wine racks (2)
7. Ceramic Turkey Platter (I have 2 and don't need 1)
8. Christmas decorations of many types.
9. 4 wood craft kits.
10. 2 Alton Brown measuring cups (plunge type)
11. Oxo Good Grips Turkey Forks.
12. 1 postal scale (good for weighing food, too)
13. 10 wolf thank you cards, blank inside.
14. 36 rolls crepe paper in assorted colors
15. One bike with heavy tread tires
16. Hand-painted lampshade WITH a suited lamp
17. 2 stacking plastic chairs
And there is more to the list.
How do you put an upright vacuum cleaner in a box? Or a bicycle?
This is just too bizarre. How can the donation services not want these things?
Looks like I have to go to Craigs List to sell the major items and just trash the rest.