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Thu May 15, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Thrift City: Sorting through donations at the Salvation Army

Donated stuffed animals in sorting warehouse at Salvation Army
Photo by Jeremy Dalmas

It can be hard to donate your old things to a thrift store, but the idea is that your stuff will get a second life. Once it is donated, it will make its way to new owners. But what does it take to get those things ready to be used again?

At 26th and Valencia in San Francisco is a nondescript three-story warehouse that used to be an old shoe factory. Now it is where the endless Salvation Army donations are sorted, and it is like a little city inside.

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