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Subject:  Re: Charitable deduction question Date:  7/31/2013  5:24 PM
Author:  PSUEngineer Number:  118953 of 129792

But I'd be willing to bet that it's accurate enough for response if I asked some people dropping stuff off at Goodwill (or similar place): "Do you mind if I ask you why you're donating these items today? Is it because you are trying to free up some space in your home?"
It might be 75%. it might be 95%. But I'd bet it's the majority by a significant margin.

How about freeing up some space in my home AND helping someone else? I think some people have selective hearing and only hear the part before the AND. If I wanted to free up space in my home, it is far easier to carry it 75 feet to the curb. For the small items like clothing - into the curbside garbage can. For large items, craigslist curb-alert. You know some people actually do care that their used items can be of use to someone else less fortunate.

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