Goodwill offers some dos and don’ts for prospective donors
People are invited to “de-clutter your home and give your gently used clothing and other unwanted items” to Goodwill Industries, a press release states.
Goodwill's Colorado Springs headquarters and one of its donation processing plants is on the Westside. The drop-off dock is in the alley behind the plant at 2307 W. Colorado Ave.
Any donations that are brought in by Dec. 31 can be claimed as a tax deduction. The Internal Revenue Service allows a deduction for each item. As a guide, Goodwill suggests the donor estimate what the item would sell for in a thrift store. For items worth more than $500, a qualified appraisal must accompany the claim.
Goodwill requests the following from donors:
The 2307 W. Colorado Ave. loading dock is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Christmas Eve, the dock will close at 3 p.m., while normal hours will prevail on New Year's Eve.
If donating a vehicle, include clear title and keys (call 633-1988 for information on this).
For general information on donations to Goodwill, call 635-4483. The website is goodwill-colosprings.org.
Goodwill is a non-profit company that operates retail thrift stores and also offers job training programs and services to people with disabilities or disadvantages.
From a press release