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


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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 http://www.goodwillomaha.com/.

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.

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