Minnesota Nonprofit Cuts Ties With Savers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota nonprofit is cutting ties with Savers after a state report alleged the company has deceived the public about the amount of proceeds that actually go to charity.
True Friends is dropping Savers as a fundraising partner.
True Friends president and chief executive officer Ed Stracke says the compliance report by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson "revealed practices that are not aligned with our values."
True Friends runs Camp Courage and other camps for people with disabilities.
On Monday, Swanson released a report that accused Savers of creating an impression that the charities it partners with get a lot of money from the sale of used items. But Swanson says they don't.
Savers disputes the findings, saying they are "based on incorrect assumptions."