BLUF: Is there an appropriate way to dispose of company logo apparel after changing jobs?
After changing companies three years ago I was left with a lot of logo apparel. In fact it is a large Rubbermaid container full. I would like to donate them to Salvation Army or Goodwill but I am hesitant due to an incident at my former employer.
One of their plants held an open house when it opened and handed out hats, T-shirts, etc. 10 years later a local man murdered his wife and when arrested had on a hat from the plant. Naturally the local papers said "Employee Murders Wife". This man was never an employee of the company.
Is there an appropriate way to dispose of these shirts, jackets, etc. or is donating them acceptable? Am I over reacting based on this one incident?
Thank you all in advance.
J. Michael Stahl