I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but...
A few years ago I got pretty sick and tired of the endless stream of little plastic bags with big plastic bags in them - begging for my old clothes "For Charity"
This on top of the junk mail now addressed to 'The Householder' (or not at all) to get around legislation banning junk mail.
I don't know how fast the average household can fill a large bin bag with 'old' clothes, but the charity collection companies (claiming to collect on behalf of charities) think I should be filling one, on average, every two weeks or so.
When I tally up the count at the end of the year, I find around 25 of these begging bags have been shoved through my door.
It gets worse if you ever read the small print on those collection agency plastic bags - many just claim to create jobs overseas, while the typical figure, if given, is to donate £100 per tonne collected. And there are more complex variations.
One mob, which has shops you can leave stuff at has a GREAT DEAL... "We give £5 for ALL laptops, WORKING OR NOT!!!"
When the THIRD begging bag fell through my door this year, from the Throat Cancer lot, or rather 'Clothing Collection' and we were not even out of February
Recalling this article:The great charity bag rip-off: Some of the companies involved - Sunday Post
I contacted Throat Cancer Foundation and asked directly if they were still associated with Clothing Collection.
Sad to say...
NO REPLY after a week.
I'm saying NOTHING, just drawing my own conclusions.
And adding to the large and heavy box I have accumulated, full of free, large, plastic bags gifted to me, one every week or two, from various charities and their collection agencies.
I doubt there is much benefit for any charity using one of these collection agencies - maybe a few crumbs at best to give themselves an air of legitimacy, while the owners make fortune, and probably (given the non-specific hint at creating jobs overseas) support a thriving slave-labour rag trade.