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Donations at Goodwill help provide jobs

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The holiday season is a busy time of year for Goodwill.

Workers stay busy sorting through lots of unprocessed donations.

"Thanks to a supportive community. One that comes out and is giving. Our donations are up by about 20 percent so we are grateful," says Career Services Manager Harriet Hollis.

And its these donations that help fuel jobs through their career center.

"Because of donations we are able to fuel both sides of the house. And we are excited because we are able to offer services to our community for free," says Hollis.

They offer jobs on the retail side of their business, but also help promote other jobs in the area.

"We offer resume writing, interviewing techniques, basic computer courses so it translates into a lot of different things for the local community," says Hollis.

Career Services Manager Harriet Hollis encourages anyone who wants to get rid of extra clothing or furniture they don't need to bring it out to Goodwill.

There's just a few weeks left in the year..so its a perfect time to get those items in for an extra tax deduction.

"Anything that you donate because we are a non profit, so its tax deductible, so we are encouraging people to come in and give things. We have different donation centers across Albany and Lee County. So anywhere you see a Goodwill donate box, you are free to come and put something in it," she says.

She says they accept most items, except for anything that's badly damaged.

They will be closed on Christmas Day.

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