Get your end of year donations done early - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Get your end of year donations done early

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With the holidays fast approaching, one way you can get ahead of schedule is by dropping off your end of year donations early.

Both the Salvation Army and Goodwill tell us these donations have a bigger impact than most people think.

It's that time of year when Goodwill and the Salvation Army stay pretty busy..

"We have more hustle and bustle in the store. More people coming in,  to purchase gently used items," says Harriet Hollis, Career Services Manager. 

And to keep the shelves full it takes donations from folks in the community.

And as the end of the year approaches people tend to do some cleaning out.

"We get people who are cleaning out their closets their homes, and were excited because we get all kinds of great stuff in here," says Hollis. 

You can find almost anything you can think of.

"Beds, couches, you name it," says Major Kelly English with the Salvation Army. 

At the Salvation Army Major Kelly English says a donation is the gift that keeps on giving.

"Everybody wins, that's the beautiful part about this. Its that cycle, you give, you receive, you receive, and it goes back and fourth," says Major English. 

For the Salvation Army it helps keep hungry people feed, and warm during the winter.

"With our feeding program, which happens six days a week, with our shelter, with our social services, so that's money that stays here," he says. 

At Goodwill, it helps those who are looking for a job. Donations help fund their career center, and it's this time of year when folks are seeking employment.

"We connect them to those jobs, employers come in we have job fairs, and we help them get qualified educated candidates for their open positions," says Hollis. 

While it seems like the end of the year is far away, now is the time when you can beat the crowd, and get those end of year donations in before the crowd hits.

"You want to beat the rush, you want to get here, and the process is really easy," says Major English. 

Last year Goodwill helped place 3500 people with jobs in Albany.


Copyright 2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mother urges DCSS to change school bus policy

    Mother urges DCSS to change school bus policy

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:31:55 GMT
    Ada Arnold is the mother of 12-year-old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)Ada Arnold is the mother of 12-year-old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)
    Ada Arnold is the mother of 12 year old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)Ada Arnold is the mother of 12 year old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)

    Because of One South Georgia mother's concerns, the Dougherty County School Superintendent told WALB that he will change a school policy. 

    More >>

    Because of One South Georgia mother's concerns, the Dougherty County School Superintendent told WALB that he will change a school policy. 

    More >>
  • Alternatives for intersection presented at Dougherty commission meeting

    Alternatives for intersection presented at Dougherty commission meeting

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:06:33 GMT
    GDOT recommended a number of different alternatives Monday. (Source: WALB)GDOT recommended a number of different alternatives Monday. (Source: WALB)
    G-DOT recommends a multi-lane roundabout. (Source: WALB)G-DOT recommends a multi-lane roundabout. (Source: WALB)

    After the Georgia Department of Transportation denied installing a traffic light at a dangerous Dougherty County intersection, officials met Monday to discuss alternatives. 

    More >>

    After the Georgia Department of Transportation denied installing a traffic light at a dangerous Dougherty County intersection, officials met Monday to discuss alternatives. 

    More >>
  • Lee County Board of Education makes changes to school safety

    Lee County Board of Education makes changes to school safety

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:41:47 GMT
    The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)
    The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)

    At the Monday Lee County Board of Education meeting, board members discussed what the school system has been doing this summer to improve the security for students and staff.

    More >>

    At the Monday Lee County Board of Education meeting, board members discussed what the school system has been doing this summer to improve the security for students and staff.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly