I've never been to a prom and don't know what all the hype is about.
Why would anyone spend that much on a date and a school dance? It looks like an
irrational, conformist, materialistic exercise to me.
Helping people in need is great, but would Usagain still give away the dresses
if it were somehow prevented from publicizing this? It is said that true
generosity happens when nobody is watching.Usagain is controversial.
Reports going back a decade suggest that the for profit company, to quote one
news investigation, '... routinely pretended to be a charity so business
owners wouldn't ask for rent on the bin space.' Worse,
Danish prosecutors link Usagain to an alleged cult called the Tvind Teachers
Group. Leaders of this group are Interpol fugitives wanted in their native
Denmark in connection with a multimillion-dollar tax-fraud and embezzlement
scheme.Perhaps the only Teachers Group members at Usagain are its
officers, none of whom are wanted by Interpol. The company’s workers are
likely just regular folks trying to hold down a job. But the report below quotes
a former Usagain branch manager who says she had been pressured to join the
Teachers Group, reportedly an elite group within the broader Tvind
organization.Google search:Millions In Clothing
Donations Diverted From Charity kirotvLocal Mayor Wants Red Bins Out
Usagain in Seattle YouTubeThe description box in the 2nd report has
When I went to my prom, everyone else it seems rented a tux. That seemed
wasteful to me, I went in my Sunday clothes.I know of families who
spent so much on wedding receptions they were still making the payments 7 years
after the event.The smartest wedding reception I ever attended was
like this. The event took place at the church. (this means they didn't pay
for the location). Cake (home made by the brides mother) was provided. Drinks
were provided (koolaid in paper cups). The bridesmaids and everyone else all
wore their own clothes, so no one had to buy clothes for the event or rent a
tux.If I had to guess, I'd say total cost for this reception
was $50. The family was a humble family, but they were intelligent enough to
not spend a fortune on a one night event and get into debt for it.We
could all learn from the wisdom of this family.