Year-End Giving To Non-Profits
The week after Christmas is a gift to non-profits like Goodwill Industries in West Asheville. As usual this time of year, a flood of donations before the end of the year to grab that last minute tax exemption.
"They get a receipt from us stating that they've donated," says Jean Ramsey of Goodwill. "We don't put on a value on it. They place the value on it and that's their receipt for the year."
"It's part of what we can do to help, and we wanna help as much as we can," says Josh Williams, who doesn't mind the tax benefit either. "Yeah that's a good part as well."
Goodwill uses donations to raise money for job training programs. Many non-profits across the mountains rely on the December rush of giving each year.
Eblen Charities says the need doesn't end on Christmas day, so the surge of donations is appreciated.
"You know we have a full house and we will all winter long, so it gives us an opportunity to continue to reach out," says Bill Murdock of Eblen Charities. "And it gives the community a chance to help us and other groups as well in helping those that are less fortunate."