I come from a poverty stricken (for the most part) city called Wolverhampton. I spent most of my life living around poverty lucky for me my family was not really affected by the poverty that surrounded us. A few years ago for the sake of my family (my kids at least) I decided that the time has come to get out of Wolverhampton. We moved to a lovely posh area of natural beauty called Church Stretton. Church Stretton is a place of high wealth and low intelligence high ignorance but low compassion and so on. Most of the people that live in Church Stretton have a Country Bumpkin mentality, the place is under the Ludlow constituency and is a Tory safe seat.
The youth in Church Stretton have lots of money but they would shit bricks if faced with the average city or even town. I hated it! Nowadays I live in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury is known to be posh (at least compared to where I come from.)
Yet if you were to walk around Shrewsbury you would still witness much homelessness and shocking levels of poverty. Not as bad as Wolverhampton or Birmingham but still pretty bad considering the money that many people in Shrewsbury have.
Shrewsbury also has a HUGE selection of “charity shops.” Despite these many Charity shops the homeless in and around Shrewsbury are still offered no support or help whatsoever. Why is this the case? I believe its pretty simple. Charity shops are a fucking rip off! They are ripping off the naive that donate. These Charity shops are collecting for Hope House, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, British red cross, Oxfam, Shropshire Cat rescue (literally a crazy old woman that has loads of cats in her house and collects charity for them and STILL sells the cats at a profit as well) and many others.
So in a town that is full of homelessness and poverty (in places) these “charities” are collecting for animals that can survive without charity. I can not think of a single charity shop in Shrewsbury that actually collects for the homeless. I do not believe these people should have to rely on charity but we live in Tory Britain so they do.
The charity shops in Shrewsbury are usually overpriced (considering they live off donations) and NOT working at all (at least not for the people that need charity.)
This is what the corporate takeover of charity has caused, these people/shops do not care one little bit for the homeless all they care about is money. I find it disgraceful that animals and corporations like Cancer research (oppressors of natural remedies and sales people for corporate made drugs that are usually equally as dangerous as cancer) are prioritized and the poor are still ignored.
That is why I believe a full blown boycott of these “charities” is required instead of giving your old clothes to these PARASITES you would probably be better off giving them straight to the homeless or at least find a small charity that has not yet lost their soul.