[Tagging] Charity tagging

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Nov 26 20:55:51 GMT 2010

I would recommend a donation=yes|no|call_first flag, or the equivalent, as it has been my experience that certain thrift shops only accept donations at certain days of the week, when enough personnel are on duty to handle both the sales and donation-receiving duties.  Also, you may have a situation where, due to limited storage space, only some locations accept bulky donations such as furniture or large appliances.

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] Charity tagging
From  :mailto:sean.horgan at gmail.com
Date  :Fri Nov 26 14:36:47 America/Chicago 2010

In the discussion during the social facility proposal, we thought about shops:


but left it that shop=charity was more appropriate.  However, we do have social_facility=food_bank which is a step towards a charity-oriented shop, one that specifically gives away food. 

Thinking about it from an end-user perspective, I could see 2 types of people with respect to charitable merchandise:

1. Those that are looking for a place to donate goods, whether they are food, clothing, household items, book, even a car 
2. Those that are looking for a place to buy second-hand/cheap goods from a store that has social welfare as a higher priority than profits

In either case, the shop key handles the description of the actual merchandise (shop=clothes, shop=books, etc).  I think a new type of social facility would help describe the business model as Laurence mentioned: 


So for both types of users, they would add the social_facility=shop tag to their search.  We may want to have an explicit "donation={yes,no}" tag, I'm not sure if that is necessary. 


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 19:19, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com> > wrote:
 2010/11/22 Laurence Penney <lorp at lorp.org <mailto:lorp at lorp.org> >:
> I've also tagged several charity bookshops as shop=books. For these it seemed even more important to model the type of thing you can buy, rather than the business model - but that may be because I buy lots of second hand books and only a few second hand clothes.
 you can combine shop and social_facility without any problem, if you
 would like to tag it as charity as well.

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