Before you bring last season's clothes to the clothing donation bins, you might be interested in hearing about the truth behind Planet Aid.
It seems like everywhere you go, you spot these yellow clothing bins with Planet Aid written on them. Along with what is accepted in the bins, you learn more about the charity and where your used belongings will go. Hate to break it to you, but Planet Aid is blowing smoke up your a**es.
Not only are your clothes NOT going to the needy in Africa, they are supporting a Danish international fugitive named Mogens Amdi Peterson.
NBC Washington looked up Planet Aid's IRS documents and found that the organization makes nearly $42 million per year, and NONE of that money goes to helping the needy. Not only that, Planet Aid is being controlled by an organization called Tvind (The Teachers Group). It was founded by Mogens Amdi Peterson. TVind is a humanitarian cult that makes its members transfer ALL of their income to a joint savings account. Members also have to relinquish their personal rights.
Peterson is actually an internationally wanted man. He is wanted for fraud and tax evasion. NBC believes that Peterson is hiding out in Mexico.
If you are looking to donate your used items, you may want to go with the following organizations:
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