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Photos: Pennies on the dollar to charity at Value Village

By October 28, 2015No Comments

InvestigateWest went shopping at a Value Village in Seattle to see what we would find. Despite claims that our purchase would benefit local charities, when we did the math to compare what we paid to what one of Savers’ typical contracts with a charity partner in Washington would receive, only pennies on the dollar of our do-good purchase actually, well, did good.

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Photography by Paul Joseph Brown for InvestigateWest.

InvestigateWest thanks the Fund for Investigative Journalism for its generous support of this reporting project.

Jason Alcorn

Jason Alcorn

Jason is InvestigateWest's associate director. A veteran of technology projects and online strategy for the nonprofit sector, he is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Graduate School of Journalism.