Charities Gear Up For Donation Rush, Ask For Your Help

Thrift stores are gearing up for a big after Christmas donation rush.

Each year at this time people line up to drop off items at donation centers they no longer need or want. Many are clearing room for their new Christmas presents, others are looking for last minute tax write-offs. Lieutenant Chris Lyles with the Salvation Army says they appreciate donations, but there are some items they really don't want.

"We try to use everything we get but some things, if they're broken, it typically costs us more in disposal fees," says Lt. Lyles.

They also don't want anything with parts missing. Lt. Lyles says their profits go right back into the community through their youth programs, social services, food pantries and other salvation army programs.

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  • by SalvationArmySupporter on Dec 24, 2010 at 04:23 PM
    Donations to the Salvation Army stores are also tax deductible so get your donations in by December 31. And shop the stores too! There are some really great finds at a really good price. And what the Salvation Army makes STAYS in the local community to help the needy. Merry Christmas all and God Bless!

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