Year-end donations spread goodwill and lessen tax burdens
It’s always good to be prepared.
If 2013 rolls in and we’re all still here (despite the Mayan calendar and the fiscal cliff), we might as well spread some cheer and lighten our tax load before year-end.
Donate gently used clothing and other unwanted items to Goodwill for an end-of-year tax deduction. You’ll get much more than a write-off. Your donations are sold in Goodwill stores and the proceeds support job training programs and other services for people with disabilities or other challenges.
Goodwill provides donation receipts and donors can determine the value of each item. Look for the “Value Your Donations” link as well as donation sites at www.goodwill-suncoast.org.
Please consider donating:
Kitchenware: Receive something new for the kitchen during the holidays? Gently used kitchenware makes a great donation.
Video Games: If you have games your kids have outgrown or just don’t play anymore, why not give someone else a turn?
Books: Upgrade from paperbacks to a Kindle or iPad this year? We love donated books!
CDs: If all of your songs are saved on hard drives and mp3 players, do you really need those hundreds of old CDs that are taking up space in the back of your closet? It may be time to donate them.
Household items: It’s time to give that lamp a new life. Lamps, frames, vases, curios, baskets, and collectibles are just a few of the many items that you can donate to Goodwill.
Bikes: When your children have outgrown theirs, or you’ve moved on to a new bike, consider donating.
Clothes: Suits, pants, dresses, shirts. You name it, we’ll take it. Donating clothes not only funds job training programs, but also provides new outfits for the job seekers Goodwill serves.
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast was founded in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1954, and is one of the largest and most effective Goodwill organizations in the world. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties, including employment and training services, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities, and community corrections programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the nonprofits most deserving of support based on the high percentage of revenue allocated to its programs. For more information, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.