Goodwill gets busy as donors beat Dec. 31 deadline -
Published Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:30 am / Updated at 7:45 am
Money Talks
Goodwill gets busy as donors beat Dec. 31 deadline

In the Money Talks blog, The World-Herald shares the latest in Nebraska business and development, with behind-the-scenes notes from our Money team. Read more and join the conversation.

Donations to Goodwill swell this time of year as people clean out closets to make room for new holiday gifts, and as they hurry to donate before Jan. 1 to take advantage of tax breaks.

The number of daily donors at the typical Omaha donation site triples in the week between Christmas and New Year's, growing from between 100 and 150 to almost 400 on Dec. 31, said Goodwill spokeswoman Kris Pachunka.

She said stores are ready to accept donations and donors will typically not have to get out of their cars.

Donation site locations and hours are at

People can also donate computers and computer equipment, working or not, at all Goodwill locations. The equipment will be recycled or refurbished for resale in Goodwill's GoodBytes Computer Store at 72nd and F Streets.

Goodwill offers a swipe card, connected to an online account, that allows donors to track drop-offs and print receipts for tax purposes.

Contact the writer: Barbara Soderlin    |   402-444-1336

Barbara Soderlin covers food safety, ConAgra, technology and employment/unemployment issues.

Union Pacific turns in another strong quarter
USDA official tours Waverly ranch as disaster assistance program begins
Program gets students with disabilities on the job, ready for future “This is no charity. If they’re getting the job, they’re doing the work.” David Scott, Embassy Suites sales director
New First Data Corp. board member is latest JPMorgan alum
Original Recipe or Extra Crispy? Don't be chicken! Wear your dinner to prom with a KFC corsage
$600 million effort job-training effort to focus on skill sets
New tenant moves in at old Omar Baking
In brief: Bitcoin exchange faces liquidation
Summer concerts to start May 30 at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion
Fed survey sees growth across U.S.
Janet Yellen signals that interest rates will remain low
Special Mustang to honor pony car at 50
Spring planting off to slow start
Garbo’s Salon at Midtown Crossing to expand, add loft
Indoor play center Go Kids’ Gym opens at 120th and I
Community woodworking space Bench will move to warehouse at 12th and Nicholas
Stationery store set to open in Lincoln's Haymarket district
Jon Barker replaces Hayneedle co-founder Doug Nielsen as chief executive
Technology – including Google Glass – gets a try-on at Omaha Infotec conference
GROW Nebraska plans entrepreneurship conference
Google applies for patent for camera in contact lens
Caterer's move to downtown Omaha warehouse means new jobs, event center
Crew working to disassemble International Nutrition plant
Six nonprofits benefit from Walmart grants
New Hastings business helps your personal history live on
Deadline Deal thumbnail
Dr. Welbes Natural Health Clinic
$129 for 2 LipoLaser Sessions with Additional Complimentary Services ($605 value)
Buy Now
< >
Inside Business
To submit an announcement for "Inside Business", click here. For questions call (402) 444-1371 or e-mail
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.
Can't find what you need? Click here for site map »