Many of us have shared our stuff with Joseph's Coat in St Paul over the years. They in turn pass on our extra stuff to 800 struggling folks a week.
In early June a car crashed into the building destroying everything in its path. The still unknown driver drove 40 feet into the building. As you can imagine there is both structural damage to the store and obliteration of all the stuff and fixtures in the store. Those 800 folks a week are not receiving the clothes, household goo
Food shelves and most of the organizations that share your stuff with folks in need must have something to send donations home in. Their preferred containers are paper bags. The sturdy ones with handles are the best.
If you drop your stuff off in paper bags they can be re-used for clients to carry stuff home in. Even better you can donate your stash of extra paper bags the next time you're in the neighborhood. As Summer rolls on many food shelves are able to send along home-