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  • DURABLE- Mato & Hash drawstring bags are 100% 210 denier polyester- made with PVC reinforced corners, added metal eyelets for extra durability and strength to hold to hold heavier items such as winter wear or school supplies.

  • VERSITILE- Blessing Bags measure at 15.5” X 13.5” Perfect for Gloves, Hats, Hygiene Products, school Supplies or other Charitable Donations. Change the world one bag at a time with Mato & Hash.

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For-Profit Company Dupes Consumers in Trash Bag Charity Scam

If we were to ask you how much you think a box of trash bags would be, what would you guess? $5? Or if there’s some special feature (i. e. scented, stretch-ability, more capacity, extra rolls etc.)? Maybe $10, right?

Well, for a number of individuals, a majority who are senior citizens, what they thought would be a donation to help the disabled, has resulted in a box of trash bags with an attached invoice for charges ranging from $80 to $1000!

How, you may ask, does this even happen? Well, it all starts with a simple phone call from the American Disabled & Disadvantaged Workers Inc. touting their work in providing jobs and work training for disabled and disadvantaged adults.

Alluding to be a non-profit charity, they’re actually a for-profit telemarketing company racking in the cash by marking up household items such as trash bags, light bulbs and cleaning products.

Unfortunately, individuals who fall for the scam aren’t the only victims. The FTC has been contacted by consumers who never gave consent to an order, but still received the merchandise with a hefty invoice attached. They then were harassed by the company demanding they pay for the unexpected products or else they’d be sent to collections.

Records have shown a number of complaints to the FTC but most have been closed after disputes were settled, although no specific details were provided, reported King 5 News.

Despite efforts to stop companies like American Disabled & Disadvantaged Workers Inc. from victimizing consumers, here are a few tips to help you protect yourself and loved ones from becoming their next target:

  1. If you receive an unexpected call from a company requesting you buy or donate funds, hang-up the phone and call the company directly to confirm their legitimacy.
  2. If you would like to donate to a worthy cause, it’s best to find a legitimate charity and donate directly to help avoid the hassle of being duped out of your donation.
  3. If you are asked to pay or wire money for a purchase, never share you personal or financial information over the phone.
  4. If you have been a victim or feel you have been targeted by this type of scam, please report it to the FCC.

Handbags of Hope – Charity Info –

1 Camera

24 hours ago – By: Anonymous

Donated to: Alzheimer’s Association

3 Ipods

2 days ago – By: Gail K.

Donated to: A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue

3 Phones

4 days ago – By: Anonymous

Donated to: A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue

4 Phones

5 days ago – By: Anonymous

Donated to: New York Public Library

1 Phone

About a week ago – By: Anonymous

Donated to: ADL – Anti-Defamation League

1 Camera

About 2 weeks ago – By: Brendan G.

Donated to: Alzheimer’s Association

About 7 months ago

Good Mews Animal Foundation »

Cage free cat shelter, rescue, and TNR surgical center for community cats. Donate to us

About 7 months ago

Rotary Club of Placentia »

WE are part of Rotary International, non-profit organization, 116 years. Donate to us

About 8 months ago

Penguins International »

Penguins International is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to protecting penguins around the world. We actively engage in penguin… Donate to us

About 10 months ago

Senior Village of SaddleBrooke »

Helping Seniors with medical appointment transportation, small handyman services, home automation, social and well check calls all by volunteers. Currently… Donate to us

About a year ago

Staten Island Region Antique Automobile Club of America »

A local region of the Antique Automobile Club of America dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique vehicles while leveraging the appeal… Donate to us

Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals launch ‘Orange Bag Event’ to support local charity efforts

The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals is sponsoring the Orange Bag Event to gather housewares, clothing and personal care products for 10 local nonprofit organizations. Volunteers will drop off orange bags at hundreds of homes from Friday through Tuesday, April 9-13, for people to fill with household and clothing items and return May 1.

The drive will benefit the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Violence Intervention Center, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Grand Forks Salvation Army, Journey Home Animal Rescue, Northlands Rescue Mission, Project Dignity, Red River Valley Community Action, St. Joseph’s Social Care and The Arc, Upper Valley.

The nonprofit organizations have indicated they need items including new or used clothing and shoes, new or used household necessities such as sheets, towels, blankets, kitchenware, cleaning supplies and baby equipment, and new personal care items such as shampoo and body wash, deodorant, diapers, baby wipes and toilet paper, according to Kathryn Kester, GGFYP executive director.

On May 1, GGFYP volunteers will go back to the neighborhoods where they distributed bags, and pick up the filled bags from the homes’ doorsteps. The donated items will be sorted and delivered to the organizations that need them. Food donations will not be accepted.

Those who do not receive an orange bag, but would like to contribute, may drop off donations at Lincoln Drive Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1. The GGFYP crew will be happy to assist with unloading, Kester said.

The GGFYP is a professional development and service-driving organization.

For more information, including specific donation requests, visit the GGFYP Facebook page.

Bag for a Bag Vida Vida’s Charity Initiative with United World Schools

You Buy a Bag, We Give a Bag

We are really excited about launching our new “Bag for a Bag” charity programme.

We’ve been looking for a charity to partner with for quite a few years now and we had decided it was going to be 2017’s main focus. Having previously supported the global (and very fantastic) UNICEF we were looking for a smaller charity where we felt we could really help and make a difference.

Now it could be sheer luck, it could be fate or it could be that the stars had aligned just right as sometimes things just fall perfectly in place…

On a windy Devon beach, whilst Matt (Mr. Vida Vida) was embarking on a kitesurfing lesson, he crossed paths with a very interesting guy who was enthusiastically talking about the charity he worked for in Cambodia called United World Schools. He was explaining that they provide school bags to each child giving them an identity with their school as they have no formal uniform as well as obviously keeping their school books safe and sound. This was quite a large expense to the charity as there are 10,000 pupils and growing each year and the money saved on this could go towards building another school. Matt could feel that this may be the perfect partnership and it had just fallen into his lap! So within no time we have developed a great relationship with United World Schools as it seems like the perfect solution for Vida Vida to donate a school bag for every one of our bags sold on our website and so the idea of “Bag for a Bag” was born.

The charity is a great one – providing free primary education to out of school children in marginalised, conflict-affected and remote communities in South-East Asia. Since 2008 UWS have been building and supporting community schools in Cambodia and Myanmar and, most recently, in Nepal. As of September 2016 UWS have built sixty schools, serving over 10,000 previously out of school children. With the support of new partners like us UWS will be able to scale up the school development projects across South-East Asia, giving educational opportunity to 50,000 children by 2018.

So now for every bag (or product over £25) bought from Vida Vida we will be donating a school bag to a child who would not previously have had access to education. Every time you use your bag or accessory you can imagine the adventures the school bag is going on too!

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World Unicycle Tour Donate

18,000 Miles, 1 Wheel, 500 School Bags, £7,500 Target


School in a Bag – Giving Hope to a Child’s Future