Letter to the editor
Suggestion for Quality Products
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