TONIGHT AT 11: Green donation boxes: Where does the money go?

TONIGHT AT 11: Green donation boxes: Where does the money go?

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Have you noticed all the clothing donation boxes around Louisville?

The proliferation of these things is incredible. In some spots, there are two or more of them in the same, small lot.

That's because the price of textiles has gone up, so the donated-clothing business is blowing up into a multi-billion dollar free-for-all.

Some of the names on the donation bins aren't well-known. One of the newcomers in town, in a big way, is the GAIA Movement.

People have been asking a lot of questions about the green boxes because they're all over Kentucky.

The boxes seem to provide some answers, saying the effort is non-profit, and listing some projects it supports "locally."

Follow us Thursday night at 11 as we try to follow what happens with the donations, and where the money goes after GAIA sells the stuff.

The Better Business is looking into GAIA right now, too. They have some tough questions. So do I. In fact, when GAIA asked me to submit my questions in writing, here's part of the response I got:

To whom it may concern:

GAIA's not happy. Competing charities aren't happy either. Watch what we found, and read how they answered, tonight at 11 p.m. on WAVE 3 News.

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