Through your letter box you maybe receiving yet more bags to fill, bearing advertisements for the work of Charities.
Before you feel tempted to aid the charities mentioned, read the small print. You may find that you will be donating your goods not to the Charity, but to a trading company which only donates a small proportion of its sales to the Charity concerned. A not-for-profit organisation is not necessarily a Charity.
Also the Charity itself may be dubious in its aims and claims. If in doubt, check it out.
You could also put up a sign saying 'No Charity Bags' to deter collectors. This in time will reduce the number of bags being delivered which in itself can be an environmental hazard.
Lets support our local Charity shops both with donations and purchasing from them.
... Keep Addiscombe High Street busy!