Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Suggestion for Quality Products

Dear editor:

After reading the two stories of Quality Products' imminent closing, I couldn't help but think about how much better they would do if they did more business over the internet.

I got so tired of the commercialism/consumerism of "Christmas" that this year I finally told myself that I didn't want to buy into it, but after receiving cookies and a cat pillow from two of my penpals through the mail, I felt compelled to buy a couple of things.

Last year I received a Christmas ornament from one of the penpals, where some of the proceeds from the purchase of it went toward planting a tree. It was my favorite gift to receive.

This year, in looking for a couple of gifts, I wanted to find something that gives back to the environment or people.

I found several charities that are raising money for the Katrina survivors and their pets that I liked, and a place down in Florida selling various things where 100 percent of it goes toward supporting a workshop for the blind and vision-impaired.

After moving back to Nevada five years ago, I was a worker at Quality Products for a few months, then got training through Voc Rehab.

I bought several of the decorative wood pieces for family.

Quality Products may not be able to become a charitable organization (I don't know) but I would think that they would do well in selling decorative wood products over the internet because people like buying things that are unique and handcrafted -- especially if it is supporting a workshop that employs disAbled people.


Andrew D. Kiger