The holiday season is the perfect time to donate gently-used clothes and household items to a good cause. But before depositing those shoes and sauce pans into donation bins you see around town, Discover Goodwill encourages donors to consider the following:
Following is a checklist to assist material donors in preparing their donations before visiting an attended donation center:
Donors can visit Goodwill’s web site at DiscoverMyGoodwill.org to help estimate the value of their goods. For items worth more than $500, a qualified appraisal must accompany the claim. Donors can also learn how their donations translate into job training for thousands in our community by entering their donations into Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator at donate.goodwill.org.
For those wanting their financial donation recorded for 2012 taxes, please keep the following in mind:
Discover Goodwill accepts clothing, household items, toys, computers/computer accessories, books, financial gifts and vehicles. Donated items are sold in Goodwill’s nine retails centers throughout southern and western Colorado and nearly 90 cents of all sale proceeds are dedicated to changing lives. For over 50 years, Goodwill’s mission has focused on breaking the physical, intellectual, financial and social barriers that keep many individuals from leading independent and purpose-filled lives. Goodwill accomplishes this mission through strategic and innovative employment and life skills training programs that foster confidence and opportunity for those we serve.
Discover Goodwill’s newest attended donation center
located at 6530 S. Academy Blvd.