NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Town of North Hempstead is attaching new labels to charity clothing bins in an effort to crack down on donation scams. According to Shawn Brown, Deputy Commissioner for Code Enforcement, town permits distinguishing the legitimacy of the charity will be clearly placed on each approved bin, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported. “It’s very noticeable, it’s a large permit with the permit number and the township’s name, the town of North Hempstead, and that means that the bin is legitimate and legal bin and that the owner of the bin is a 501C3 charitable organization,” Brown said. The clothing donation bins are typically found in area parking lots. With clothing bin scams, organizations typically posing as nonprofit charities accept donations and then resell the clothes for profit. Those violating the law could face fines of up to $2,000. In October, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced … [Read more...] about Town of North Hempstead To Crack Down On Charity Bin Scams
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hellomagazine.com Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided that flowers brought by well-wishers to Princess Charlotte's christening will be given to charity. Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited members of the public to join them for their daughter's christening on July 5 – and it has just been announced that the gathering outside St Mary Magdalene church will also help benefit a worthy cause. Flowers brought by well-wishers to Princess Charlotte's baptism will be given to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), the British organization that Kate has supported for the past three years. EACH chief executive Graham Butland said the charity was "honored" by the gesture. "The flowers will be delivered to our hospices for our families, volunteers and staff to enjoy."Kate has been the royal patron of EACH since January 2012 Photo: Getty ImagesThe couple had already announced that the paddock around St Mary Magdalene … [Read more...] about Princess Charlotte’s christening: Kate donates flowers to hospice charity EACH
SYOSSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A warning has been issued about a scam preying on people’s generosity during the holiday season. Authorities on Long Island are saying to beware of donation bins that could be bogus. At first glance, bins CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon saw on Thursday look similar to ones you might see around town. But they’re actually fake. “These makeshift, usually wooden boxes, usually with stenciled information on the front, not professional constructed, and we’ve learned they are not associated with a not for profit,” Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. FLASHBACK: Seen At 11: “Donation” Bins May Be Deceiving Those Trying To Give Back For the last month, homemade bins have been popping up in Nassau County. Homemade and illegal, the bins claim to be for clothing donations for charity. “It’s actually a scam that’s peaking at holiday time. People are collecting these clothes and then they’re … [Read more...] about Long Island Lawmaker: Watch Out For Scam Donation Bins
Danielle drives a manual Honda Fit—a good car! But it’s getting worn out and is no longer ideal for hauling two kids around. She is feeling some pressure to get something “more responsible” but doesn’t want to give up the stick shift life. What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario: Is there a phenomenon when you are a completely competent and independent adult, until you have kids, and then your parents start treating you like a teenager again? Just me? Despite the fact that, when I was kid, my parents hauled me around in a 1965 Porsche 911 with no seatbelts (my dad belted me in with tie downs. Ah the ‘80s), an old Mercedes from the junkyard that my mom could only start by beating the carburetor with her clog, and a 1970s Rivera that may or may not have had a back seat (I can’t remember), my parents have been all … [Read more...] about I Need A Responsible Family Car With A Manual Transmission! What Should I Buy?
Evan currently drives a brown Audi wagon, but like many of us he can’t seem to stay focused on owning the same car for a while. He’s looking to change it up with something faster that can sacrifice some practicality but still has all-weather versatility. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario: When it comes to cars I have a short attention span. After 2.5 years, I am selling my 2011 A4 Avant (in Teak Metallic Brown). I purchased the Avant based on its looks and the uniqueness of the brown color. I am ready to move on to something with more performance. Although I love the silhouette of a wagon, I am in my 30s and without a child, so I do not need the space that it affords. I have driven the Tesla Model 3 and enjoyed it, but I don’t know that I’m really sold on the Tesla. Since I like to change things up I will probably lease … [Read more...] about I Have A Short Attention Span When It Comes To Cars! What Should I Buy?
Anthony has five kiddos and is looking for a cheap car, that can fit all the kids in a pinch. He doesn’t mind fixing things up and prefers something that is a bit different. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario - I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for half-broken but unique cars. My current car is a Saab 9-5 aero wagon with peeling paint and enough miles to begin worrying me. That replaced a BMW 5 series sports wagon with a 5 speed, that not only had a monthly payment but cost me twice it’s worth in repair costs. In any case, I love sporty wagons and hot hatchbacks, don’t mind a manual and I’m not afraid of classics and getting my hands dirty. But, my wife and I just welcomed twins into the family, bringing us to five with our first daughter. We went with the van for my wife’s primary vehicle but for me, I’d … [Read more...] about I’m A Sucker For Half-Broken And Unique Cars! What Should I Buy?