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Spring is perfect time to donate to good causes

March 20th, 2014 8:50 am by Johnson City Press

Spring is perfect time  to donate to good causes

Spring has finally arrived. Yes, it’s true, that’s what the calendar and the blooming daffodils tell us.
This is a good time to do a little much-needed spring cleaning around the house. One of the first places to start is that closet full of clothes and shoes you no longer wear. Instead of tossing them into the garbage, why not donate those slightly used garments to a local thrift store?
Budget-conscious shoppers continue to turn to thrift stores operated by organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army for their clothing needs. That’s why thrift stores are in particular need of business attire for both men and women who want to look their best for a job interview. Many used clothing outlets say they can’t keep enough men’s suits, ties and dress pants on the shelves. This is where your generous tax-deductible donation can help.
And it makes no sense to leave an operational printer or computer monitor to collect dust in a basement. Contact your favorite charity to see if it might have a use for your old computer equipment.
You may be eligible for a tax break if you donate that old computer to a library, school or a nonprofit program such as Computers with Causes. For more information on how to donate, go to

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