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                                 Inventory Donations

        "When a corporation goes beyond its initial product

  line and area of service, it’s called brand extension. In                nonprofits, we call it mission creep, and because charities        are in the business of changing the world, their leaders

  often cannot seem to stop themselves from seeing every            need as a call. The result is too many directions, no

  mission clarity, diffused expertise, and donor confusion."

https://valcort.com/7-reasons- nonprofits-flounder-or-fail/

"When you donate money for programs that help the working poor make their way out of poverty, you are helping to create a population within your community that is stronger. In general, your community is only as strong as your weakest members. When more people are able to live a better life because they no longer have to struggle every day, your community is going to improve." https://www.communityactionprovo.org/5-ways-donating-locally-improves-economy/

         Starting a nonprofit from scratch is a pretty big bite for anyone, let alone 3 “vintage”

idealists with no outside funding. So instead of trying to fill every tangible non-food need anyone might have and ignoring the intangibles*, we focused our mission on providing what almost everyone Glenn spoke with wished the Hamilton County area had - free and consistent access to work/weather/school appropriate clothing, personal care/hygiene products, and cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent, spray cleansers, and dish soap.

 

                      The chart below clarifies ways to directly help us help the community

                               

                                                    Clothing                      Hygiene Products                  Cleaning Supplies

         New/Unopened                     YES                                     YES                                         YES

   

         Like New                               YES                                      NO                                           NO     

  

         Dignity Drives                        NO                                     YES                                         YES           

        Funds to Purchase**            YES                                     YES                                         YES

 

                                 **When solicited and/or donated to fill a specific clothing need, such as work

                                        boots, or restock most-requested items like deodorant and laundry detergent