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With the economy worsening, and so many people out of work, Goodwill Industries needs the public's donations -- clothing and other household items -- more than ever before. Officials at the charity stress that donations given in the form of cash and checks are very welcome, too. Tax receipts are available.

With the economy worsening, and so many people out of work, Goodwill Industries needs the public's donations -- clothing and other household items -- more than ever before. Officials at the charity stress that donations given in the form of cash and checks are very welcome, too.

"There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than by helping people who are less fortunate," says Rex L. Davidson, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. Davidson says more people have been shopping at Goodwill since the economy has worsened.

By donating to Goodwill now, donors can get tax credits in 2009. Just remember:

  •     For your tax deduction to count in April 2009, you must make your donation before December 31, 2008
  •     The IRS will require an itemized receipt

Goodwill accepts clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, household items, toys and even computers, which are recycled. Donated merchandise in good condition will be sold at Goodwill stores and on http://www.shopgoodwill.com.

To claim a tax deduction, keep an itemized list of your gifts. The IRS allows a deduction for each item in good condition, but the donor is responsible for estimating the value. Goodwill provides receipts at all attended sites.

Goodwill uses the revenue from donations to fund education and career services for people with disabilities and disadvantages, including youth programs, welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education and/or work experience. The New York-New Jersey Goodwill channels 93% of its revenues directly to programs and services. For more information, visit http://www.goodwillny.org.

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves more than 120,000 persons a year and places 13,000 individuals in jobs, including almost 2,800 people with disabilities. It provides educational and recreational in-school and after-school programs for 6,500 children and youth. Altogether, New York-New Jersey Goodwill offers more than 85 programs at 30 locations and has 36 stores. It is a member of Goodwill Industries International, a network of 181 local, autonomous organizations in the United States and Canada, with 45 international associate members in 34 countries.

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Alfred G. Vanderbilt: (203) 855-9111

GOODWILL STORES & ATTENDED DONATION CENTER

Manhattan
23rd Street, 220 E. 23rd St. (2nd-3rd Ave.), 10010; (212) 447-7270
79th Street, 217 W. 79th St. (Broadway.-Amsterdam), 10024; (212) 874-5050
Chelsea, 103 W. 25th St. (6th Ave.), 10001; (646) 638-1725
East Harlem, 2231 3rd Ave. (121st-122nd St.), 10035; (212) 410-0973
Harlem, 2196 5th Ave. (135th St.), 10037; (212) 862-0020
Stuyvesant, 1704 2nd Ave. (88th-89th St.), 10128; (212) 831-1830
Washington Heights, 512 W. 181st St. (Audubon), 10033; (212)-923-7910

Bronx
149th Street, 361 E. 149th St. (Courtlandt-Melrose), 10455; (718) 292-1083
Fordham Road, 52 W. Fordham Rd. (Grand-University), 10468; (718) 733-2453

Brooklyn
Fulton, 1100-1104 Fulton St. (Classon-Franklin), 11238; (718) 789-0856
Kings Highway, 229 Tapscott St. (Kings Hwy.), 11212; (718) 566-7095
Livingston, 258 Livingston St. (Schermerhorn-Bond), 11201; (718) 923-9037

Queens
Steinway, 32-36 Steinway St. (Broadway), Astoria, 11103; (718) 932-0418

Long Island
Bellmore, 2736 Merrick Rd. (Bellmore Ave.), 11710; (516) 409-5951
Centereach, 1500 Middle Country Rd. (Nicholls), 11720; (631) 698-0860
East Northport, 1900 Jericho Tnpk. (Elwood), 11731; (631) 462-4219
Patchogue, 479 E. Main St. (near Blockbuster), 11772; (631) 207-0623

Hudson Valley
Baldwin Place (Somers), 80 Route 6 (Somers Commons Center), 10505; (914) 621-0781
Croton-on-Hudson, 440 S. Riverside Ave. (Croton Point), 10520; (914) 827-9311
Elmsford, 380 North Saw Mill River Rd. (Skyline Dr.), 10523; (914) 347-4376
Nanuet, 130 W. Route 59 (Nova Lighting Building), 10954; (845) 624-0187
Vails Gate, 374 Windsor Hwy. (Big V Town Centre), 12584; (845) 569-8265
Wappingers Falls, 1488 Route 9 (Myers Corner Rd.), 12590; (845) 298-0311

Capital Region & West
Amsterdam, Towne Square Shopping Center (Rt. 30), 12010; (518) 842-5026
Colonie, 1 Fuller Rd. (Central Ave.), 12205; (518) 459-5580
East Greenbush Donation Center, 501 Columbia Turnpike, 12061; (518) 479-1828
Herkimer, Herkimer Commons, 129 E. Albany St., 13350; (315) 866-1212
Hudson, 350 Fairview Ave. (Columbia Center), 12534; (518) 671-6246
Kingston, 1306 Ulster Ave. (by Hudson Valley Mall), 12401; (845) 336-3303
Rotterdam, Hannaford Plaza, 1400 Altamont Ave., 12303; (518) 355-4265
Troy, 720 Hoosick Rd. (Brunswick Plaza), 12180; (518) 272-8451

Northern New Jersey
Bergenfield, 507A S. Washington Ave. (near Armory), 07621; (201) 385-5154
East Brunswick, 415 Highway 18 (W. Ferris St.), 08816; (732) 651-1091
Fairfield, 423 Route 46 West. (Hollywood Ave./Rt. 625), 07004; (973) 227-1842
Harrison, 400 Supor Blvd. (Harrison Ave.), 07029; (973) 481-4355
Jersey City, 2815 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (Journal Square), 07306; (201) 946-6735
Springfield, 126 Route 22 West (Stern Ave.), 07081; (973) 912-0156

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