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December 31 is the last day for any charitable donations for the current tax year. One charity to consider donating to is Goodwill. The Fredericksburg area Goodwill Industry stores are happy to take gently used household goods, clothes, and shoes as charitable donations. All donations to the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries will stay in the local community.

The donation hours for December 31 are posted on the website. The Fredericksburg Donation Center at 2336 Plank Road is open all day from 9:00 a.m. Other Goodwill donation centers and trailers are also open at 9:00 a.m. and can be found here.

The mission statement for Goodwill is to “provide to people with barriers to employment, particularly those with disabilities, an array of quality vocational and educational services so that they can work most independently.” The area Goodwill stores offer options for work and resources to many people in the community. If an item is in question for donation, ask if it is something a relative or friend would get. If so, it is more than likely in gently used condition for Goodwill.

If you have questions about your donations, contact Rappahannock Goodwill Industries at 1-800-789-2816 or visit fredgoodwill.org. Make sure to get a donation form for current year tax deductions. Ask your tax adviser for more options.

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