Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Clothing Collection Boxes a Likely Scam

By Kathleen Richards
Wed, Jan 3, 2007 at 3:25 PM

Hundreds of green clothing donation boxes have sprung up in the Bay Area as of late, such as the one on College Avenue at Birch Court in Oakland. The people behind the boxes say that the money made from the clothing goes toward training volunteers to work in Africa, but a recent investigative report by local CBS-5 uncovered that they're actually linked to a bogus Danish organization, called Tvind or Teacher's Group, which has made millions off these donations. The organization's training facility, Campus California TG , based in the Northern California town of Etna, recruits volunteers not to go to Africa, but to help their fund-raising efforts.

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