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What's the charity value of your donation? If you wanted to know how much Value Village is giving to charity from your donations, look no further than a graphic circulated on social media by the Washington Attorney General’s office. It reveals that the fancy piece of furniture you gave to the store’s donation center could be worth as little as 2 cents to the charity.
That reality is far from the image the Bellevue-based chain has promoted, according to a lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
What's the charity benefit of your donation? In a lawsuit filed in Washington State, Attorney General Bob Ferguson accuses the nation’s largest for-profit thrift-store chain of misrepresenting to the public the charitable benefits of customer donations and purchases. In response, Value Village claims that what it tells its donors and customers is covered under the free-speech protections of the First Amendment.
The journals of the scientists, artists, and filmmakers on expedition to a remote rain forest in Central Africa, home to Baka pygmies, gorillas, elephants and 200 foot trees.
The Greenhouse Trap: What We're Doing to the Atmosphere and How We Can Slow Global Warming (World Resources Institute Guide to the Environment): Francesca Lyman: 9780807085035:
The Greenhouse Trap: What We're Doing to the Atmosphere and How We Can Slow Global Warming (A World Resources Institute Guide to the Environment)---If it's not already here, signs are that climate change may come soon. What will global warming mean for all of us who share the planet? How will it affect our health, our food supply, and the plant and animal species around us? How does our present way of life damage the atmosphere-and what can we do now to make a difference?
Francesca Lyman’s investigation of a for-profit thrift store chain which does more than $1.2 billion in business a year, while masquerading as a charity, has won an Arlene Award for Writing that Makes a Difference. The award comes from the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), which honors outstanding nonfiction work produced on a freelance basis each year.
The story was reported for InvestigateWest with support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
ASJA is the professiona...
KING5 "Live at Five" focuses on Value Village in an interview on this thrift-store chain. "Two years ago, the nonprofit media organization InvestigateWest published a series of articles about Value Village that brought to light some of the activities that [WA. State Attorney General] Bob Ferguson's suit seeks to end. The reporter who wrote those stories -- Francesca Lyman -- joined KING 5's Amanda Grace and David Espinosa-Hall to talk about what her reporting found."
"Into the Porcupine Cave and Other Odysseys: Essays from an Occasional Naturalist" by William W. Warner National Geographic Society, $25 -------------------------------
Long before killer whales were petted and cheered in aquarium shows, William W. Warner found himself "looking straight into the eye" of an orcinus orca while wading along a rocky beach off the coast of Tierra del Fuego in the 1940s.
The orca wasn't then known for a cuddly disposition, so he yield...