Do you have unwanted clothes to donate to charity?
You might have seen a clothing bag posted through your letterbox. Clothing collections raise money for good causes, with charities getting part of the value of the clothes that are donated.
Clothing collections are usually carried out by commercial organisations. Not all of them are charitable. The ones that are must state on the bag which charity will benefit and how much of the donation they’ll receive.
Sadly there are clever fraudsters who use the name of legitimate charities to steal clothing donations. Every year, thousands of pounds are stolen from charities in this way.
But there are simple steps you can take to tell a genuine charity clothing collection from a potential fraud.