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Subject:  Re: Charitable deduction question Date:  7/31/2013  1:52 PM
Author:  PSUEngineer Number:  118951 of 129676

Have all your donations to charities have been used household goods? You haven't made a donation to the local church? Or to boy/girl scouts? Or local school?
90% of the time when someone "gives" something to Goodwill it is not because they think of Goodwill as a great charity - it's because they want to get rid of stuff from their house/garage/apartment/storage/whatever.

Since you are posting made-up statistics (90% of Goodwill), I think 90% of local church donations are out of obligation, not because they want to help the poor.

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