The Salvation Army needs to retreat and get its act together. Either they are a pro-gay organization that supports equality or they believe that homosexuality is a sickness that can be cured. Even the greatest PR pros in the world won't be able to square this circle.
After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.
In a rush to get organized, you may have tossed some old clothes in the garbage, only for them to end up in landfill. Had those threads been given to a thrift shop or charity, someone else might be wearing them now, or they could have been turned into other, useful products.
I'm not alone in my love of doughnuts. According to one of my favorite little pamphlets, published in 1945 by the Doughnut Corp. of America, the doughnut is a symbol of fellowship, friendliness and a good time.