Stanford Clothing Drive saves students' castoffs from landfill
Original post made on Jun 21, 2007
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on Jun 21, 2007 at 12:31 pm
Three cheers for Lori Fuller and her team of volunteers for their tremendous service to our community. Through their vision and hard work, they have provided a way for Stanford University and its students to provide immediate goods and services to the less fortunate. I'm sure Stanford is very proud of Ms. Fuller, her volunteers, and their students for all the good they have done in such a short amount of time.
on Jun 21, 2007 at 12:59 pm
Lori Fuller and her team...pretend they think the world is a blank slate they can write on. But they are old enough, judging by the picture, to know better.
Some things doubtless reached the landfill, but in the good old days, lots of people, from as far away as the Central Valley, used to love dumpster diving in June at Stanford, as did Stanford workers who often, we heard, sent things to Mexico. (And with all the agitation about a "living wage" for Stanford workers, it's easy to imagine these people didn't like this stuff getting away from them).
Win-win situations are rare, and this is not one of them.
on Jun 21, 2007 at 4:24 pm
"The volunteers try not to think of the students as spoiled, but after digging through mounds of perfectly good clothes and furniture, sometimes it's tough.."
You know, I wouldn't be so quick to condemn the ones who are providing these gems. It could be that the students know full well what these items are worth, but are choosing to donate them to brighten the day of someone less fortunate than them. If I were one of those students, I'd hate to think that the recipients of my generosity were getting a laugh at my expense, even as they slip on the hand-knit sweater I left for them.