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Donations Sold for Cash
September 14, 2009 permalink
Have you been suckered into donating something to children's aid for the benefit of a foster child? A foster girl has revealed what really happens with these donations. Instead of giving them to a needy foster child, they sell them to foster kids. To keep this girl Oliver Twist out of trouble, the edited story does not identify her or the CAS.
I don't know for sure, but beyond reasonable doubt; I think that suffices. There is a possibility that CAS is generating money from "re-selling" donated items. They have these fundraising "parking lot" sales, once a month. I only know tidbits of what my daughter tells me, but it's raised some issues.
They have "white elephant" sales for the older foster children. They come to the society, things are laid out: clothing, shoes, maybe used backpacks, and the kids then "purchase" the items with their allowance money (savings). I asked (my daughter) how CAS gets the stuff for these "garage sales" she says, "oh, it's donated". Her grandmother (my mom) was outraged. She blared, "they take donations of clothing and items that people think are being GIVEN to the foster children and make them PAY FOR IT"! Sure sounds like it, doesn't it. I told my mom, they wouldn't do this to younger children, but they do it to the older ones. That opens a whole different "field of vision". Older kids in care are treated like orphans. They have to beg, borrow, steal and scrounge for whatever they have or may be given (I use the word "given" lightly; seems older foster children don't get entitlement to SHIT).
Source: email from mother of foster teen