Goodwill Sees Peak in Holiday Donations

It's the season of giving but you can still benefit from your generosity. Goodwill is seeing a peak in donations; a lot of donors could claim their contribution on their taxes.

Donor Austin Fiala said, "We had a rental condo that we're renovating and as opposed to throwing the old stuff out we just thought we'd bring it here."

Donations vary from clothing items, books, furniture, even cars.
Goodwill Employee Frank Jordan said, "So many different things you know it's different every day. It's never the same."

This is the first holiday season Jordan has worked with Goodwill. He says he's seen a lot of valuable donations.

"We get some new items I mean people donate stuff still in the packages and that is….I like that,” Jordan said.

After someone donates an item, goodwill employees will offer them a donation receipt. It allows a donor to write off their contributions on their taxes.

Goodwill Manager Allan Underwood said, "You take it, you can take it to your own tax professional you can do it yourself, and you fill out the amounts of the items that you donated and those actually come off as a credit for your end of the year taxes that you can apply towards that tax.

Workers like Frank are proud of the kindness of the community during this season.

If you can't make it to a goodwill store, goodwill has a convenient pick - up service here: 850-769-8723

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