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Goodwill prepares for donation surge; what you need to know before donating

Posted at 12:48 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 19:20:50-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The end of the year is a busy time for Goodwill, as the nonprofit organization prepares for a surge in donations.

According to Goodwill, a lot of families clean out their closets, attics and garages this time of year to make room for holiday gifts while other look for last-minute tax deductions from charitbale giving.

There are a few things you should know if you're considering donating to Goodwill:

  • Please remove hangers from clothing.
  • Hours vary by Donation Express Center location. Please only leave donations when an attendant is on duty.
  • Goodwill cannot accept some items, such as household chemicals and older, tube-style televisions. A list of some other items that can and cannot be accepted are on Goodwill’s website.
  • Goodwill’s donation receipt includes a 10 percent off coupon for Goodwill stores.
  • You can track your donations at mygoodwilldonation.org.

Locations, hours and much more information can be found online at www.giveit2goodwill.org.