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Charities might be able to “fill the boot” again soon


A ruling that outraged charities in Michigan could be overturned. The state Senate passed a bill today to bring back roadside donation collections.

Last August the attorney general nixed roadside donation collections. He said they were illegal.

This shut down a lucrative way for charities to get donations.  

Monty Nye is with the Michigan Professional Firefighters Union. He says their donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association got cut in half last year. That’s because they weren’t able to do their annual “fill the boot” drive.

“We have people every year we get out there say ‘oh you’re here, we’ve been waiting for you all summer’.”

Nye says they hope the bill becomes law in time for them to once again do the Fill the Boot campaign in July. The bill still needs a House vote before hitting the governor’s desk.