How donating to Goodwill before 2015 ends makes the best “Boomerang” gift!

Goodwill Final Collection Day Emerald
Have you heard of boomerang gifts? If you haven’t, you’ve been missing out. Let me explain:

When you take your spouse to Hawaii for a two-week vacation as a Christmas present for her/him, you will enjoy the beach, food and rest too. Or if you give your boyfriend two tickets to a game where his favorite sports team will play and you know he will take you, you’ll be cheering your team too! Same goes when you take your girlfriend to dinner in the best restaurant in town. You both will enjoy that fabulous five-course meal! Get it?

You can also “boomerang” give when you donate to Goodwill!

You may donate your unwanted clothing or household goods, or directly make a financial donation. Your donations will help support the mission of Goodwill of empowering individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work!

So how does donating to Goodwill NYNJ turn into a boomerang gift, you ask? Simple:

Because Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, your clothing and household goods donations are tax-deductible. Yes, you can use the tax receipt when you file your taxes in 2016. Plus, you’ll feel good for helping a neighbor in need.

Below is the information we need to complete it.

Tax Receipt Instructions

Please email with the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone #
  • Date of donation
  • Location of pickup (if your address, just say that)
  • # bags or boxes
  • Itemized list of donations
  • Whether you prefer a paper or e-mailed electronic receipt

Goodwill will send you a copy of the receipt, which will describe the number of bags or boxes and the type of item donated. You should attach the receipt to your itemized list for tax purposes.

Please be aware that Goodwill does not place a monetary value on donations. This is up to the donor. You can find guidelines for valuating donations at the national Goodwill website at

If you have any questions, please reach out to Goodwill’s donations department.

Now here are some facts that may encourage you to donate to Goodwill NYNJ:

  • 92 cents out of each dollar earn funds direct services to people in need
  • We served 95,000 people last year
  • We placed more than 8,400 individuals in jobs last year

Hurry! You have only sixteen more days in December to donate to Goodwill NYNJ so you can make a deduction on the 2015 taxes you’ll file this coming April.

Find more about our programs and services at the Goodwill NYNJ website

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