Charities urge supporters to donate before the end of the year

If you have a favorite charity you only have a few days to make a contribution that can be itemized on your next tax filing. 

Many charities are seeking financial contributions. 

Donations of items can also be an opportunity for a tax deduction. 

Goodwill is asking the community to donate clothes and household items as they clear out clutter heading into 2018. 

The organization uses donations to stock the shelves in their stores and help raise money for job training and other services. 

Organizations like the United Way are also asking donors to give as the year winds down. 

"There is a certain part of our population who looks for ways make a significant contribution that would be beneficial to them tax wise and so we reach out to them and welcome them to support the work of the United Way," said Margaret Ann O'Neal at the United Way of Central West Virginia. 

For tips on how to get the most reward for your donations you can follow these tips from the Internal Revenue Service

These charities and many many others are looking for last minute donors. 

Goodwill

United Way 

Mountain Mission 

Habitat for Humanity 

The Alzheimer's Association

If you are planning to donate items through Goodwill here are the hours: 

Charleston Goodwill - Extended Holiday Drop Off Hours 
Friday 12/29 7:30am to 7pm
Saturday 12/30 9am to 7pm 
Sunday 12/31 11am - 6pm 

Teays Valley Goodwill - Extended Holiday Hours
Friday 12/29 9am to 7pm
Saturday 12/30 9am to 7pm 
Sunday 12/31 11am - 6pm 

Beckley, Elkview, Oak Hill, Ripley, Vienna - Extended Holiday Hours
Sunday 12/31 11am - 6pm 


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