Oh, and a thrifting story:
I inadvertently offended an acquaintance a while back when I mentioned thrifting. We were talking about how our kids outgrow clothes and shoes so quickly and how often the quality of new clothes at Target, tween-girl-mall-stores, etc. is poor, especially for the price. I mentioned how I get a lot of quality basics for my DD at thrift stores--that I can get brand name clothes for a bargain and I know they will hold up since often they've already been worn and laundered before... She mentioned that she used to donate to thrift stores, but stopped because she "got pissed of"' when she realized her items weren't going to "people who need them". Like me, apparently. :/
I was kind of surprised at her comment and didn't really respond....I mean, who is to say who really 'needs' to shop at thrift stores...I think there are many different reasons people shop at Goodwill, charity shops, and yard sales, all of which are valid. Any thoughts?