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Corbin and Barbourville’s Goodwill centers are asking for the community’s help in supplementing their flow of donated items.
While donations and sales at Goodwill have remained largely steady across the state, some areas have experienced noticeable decreases in donations following the end-of-year rush for tax deduction purposes.
“Donations slow down a little from January through March, in between the holidays and spring cleaning,” said Chrystal Collins, center manager at Corbin’s Goodwill.
Collins said the two locations are in need of gently-used clothing and household items. She also noted that donations serve a bigger purpose than providing bargain shopping.
“Donations help Goodwill create jobs and job training for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment,” said Collins. “With the economy still recovering, we just hope we receive enough donations to keep supporting our employment and training programs for the people we serve in the Corbin and Barbourville areas.”
Donors are encouraged to bring their gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, small appliances, toys, books, movies, and music to their local donation drive-thru where Goodwill employees will help them unload and provide a tax receipt for the donated goods.
About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill accepts a variety of donations, including gently-used clothing and other household items, for resale in its retail stores. Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. Thanks to donations and sales at donated goods centers, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky helped place 2,970 individuals in jobs and paid nearly $17 million in mission-related wages in its last fiscal year. Goodwill has 62 centers throughout the Commonwealth which provide jobs, job training, and employment services. Visit www.goodwillky.org for your nearest donation center or retail store.
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