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Re: Art supplies(donated)

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 17:53:38 -0700

John & Sandra Barrick wrote:
> I was reading Davis Publication, Schoolarts and came across this on
> the web.
> Free Kit: Donated supplies for Schools
> A free information kit is available that tells how US schools
> receive a share of $100 million in new,
> donated supplies every year. Corporations donate their overstock and
> discontinued products and earn
> a federal income tax deduction. Recipient schools pay dues ranging
> from $275 to $575, plus shipping
> and handling, to cover program overhead, but the products are free.

Hoo, boy, paying "dues" for "free products" sounds pretty suspicious.
Read that fine print, ask the BBB and other agencies about this outfit,
and compare the catalog cost of the supplies with the cost of the "dues."