I just got back from taking a load of clothing to the Goodwill. Later on, I’m heading to the library to donate some books. It’s true, I’m mainly doing it for the tax deduction. But I also know that my donations help.
As the Goodwill video clip below shows, the money made from the sale of my donations, along with countless other people, helps people in my local community get training, so that they can obtain meaningful employment.
I love to read, and I know there are a lot of folks that share that love. When I hear that a new Vince Flynn or David Balducci book is out, I rush to the Border’s Bookstore in the mall and pick up. I’m blessed to have the money to do that, but there are a lot of folks in my community who don’t. As of tonight, there are fifty people on my local library’s waiting list to check out a copy of American Assassin by Vince Flynn (great book).
I hope the donation of my copy might cut the wait time a bit. Anyway, it makes sense to get this book off my shelf, where it will sit for a long time, and into the hands of waiting readers. It’s a win-win 🙂
December 31st is the last day to make donations for this tax year. If you have some stuff lying around, make a trip to the Goodwill. They take just about everything. If you have a pile of books that you’ve already read once or twice, let someone else have the chance to enjoy the story, and get them to the library.
If you can’t get it done tomorrow, no worries. You’ll just have to save the receipts for a while. I hate to say it, but I always wait till the last couple of days of the year to make my clothing and book donations. If I don’t, I can never seem to find those receipts I promised to put in a safe place way back in February or March. Maybe you have a better system than me. Ah, another item for my growing list of New Year’s resolutions 🙂
If you have a minute, watch this video clip from Goodwill Industries. It does a nice job at showing how your donations make a huge difference to many people in your own community.