This year's benefit of giving
The season of giving is in full swing. Christmas festivities just concluded and nothing says “Happy Holidays” more than a generous donation to Goodwill!
Since 1923, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has been diverting thousands of pounds each year from landfills. By donating previously-loved belongings, a financial gift, or even a vehicle, you are supporting self-development for Kentuckians right in your community!
For your generous gesture, donations dropped off by Saturday, December 31 may be claimed as a charitable deduction on a 2016 federal tax return. Upon the drop off, each donor is offered a donation receipt. Keep the receipt, and record the donation’s fair market value.
However, a write-off’s impact is beyond a tax return. Donations are sold to support workforce development programs, helping stabilize local job seekers in the workplace. Each generous donation provides jobs and job training, renewing a sense of purpose and self-worth to program participants.
Every season, my family makes it our mission to donate. By setting a goal to drop-off a trunk full, we are partaking in the reason for the season.
To receive a tax receipt, visit your nearest Goodwill by Saturday, December 31 to donate!