Donating debunked

By: Kelly Ryan

Driving down streets in Hamden, Wallingford and other surrounding towns, you may spot a handful of big, metal bins settled in corners of parking lots at gas stations, laundromats or car washes.

On the side of each bin printed in big letters may read “Clothes & Shoes.” There is probably a big “THANK YOU!” stamped somewhere on it too.

There may be a pile of stretched out pajamas shoved in the back of your bottom dresser drawer or a bag of too-small t-shirts in the trunk of your car. The first place you may think to drop your unwanted clothes may be in one of these bins.

But have you ever put any thought into where the clothing you may drop in ends up?

Where does all of it go?