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Goodwill works through trying times

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Goodwill Industries operates from the money it makes from its thrift stores. The problem is, donations to those stores are down.

Donations for the Goodwill Southern Rivers district, which covers 50 counties in Georgia and Alabama are down more than three percent, but the numbers are even worse at the store here in Albany.

Donations are down seven percent, and that amounts to about $95,000. Goodwill is able to provide jobs in its store, and help people find jobs through its career center with the money it makes from donations.

 "If we don't have the donors to sell, we can find our mission and that's very important to us," said Store Manager Cecilia Rentz. The Albany store is down by almost 4-thousand donors.

Here's an incentive for you to clean our your closet: If you make donations by December 31st, you can claim the donations on your tax return.

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