Last minute donations flooding into charities

December 30, 2010 3:29:29 PM PST
This is a busy time of year for charities like Goodwill and the Salvation Army, as many people try to get their donations in before the end of the year.

Tax deductible donations help those in need throughout the year. Charities say the end-of-year rush is welcome.

Salvation Army store manager Harold Calybron said, “Today alone we’ve received cart loads of clothes more than anything; lots of electronics.”

Calybron said they are receiving a tremendous amount of donations. The Salvation Army has already received twice as many donations this year as it did last year.

The tax break is an added incentive. “Because of taxes, write-offs, things like that,” Calybron said, “also lots of people have a giving spirit at the end of the year they want to give more.”

People who were donating items on Thursday told ABC11 Eyewitness News they enjoy helping those in need.

The Salvation Army said it will accept donations for the 2010 tax year until 8:00 p.m. Friday night.

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