Your Donations Change Lives in our Community.
Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado accepts new and gently-used items sold in our retail centers, which are far different than traditional thrift stores. By selling gently-used clothing, furniture, household goods, appliances, toys and even automobiles, Discover Goodwill is able to provide life-changing services that help people achieve independence. You can also make a financial contribution to Discover Goodwill online or via postal mail. Regardless of how you contribute, we are grateful for your support and we promise to put your tax-deductible contributions to work changing lives.
Material Donations Pick-Up
De-Clutter Your Home and Support our Community
Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado also provides pick-up services for your large-item donations. To schedule a pick up from your home or office, call 719.471.4483.
Please note that we have limited home pick-up service. We work on a case-by-case basis for every pick up.
How to Claim a Tax Deduction for Your MATERIAL Donation
1. If your non-cash gifts to charitable organizations have total claimed values of $500 or less for the year...
Goodwill will provide a receipt upon request. You are responsible for obtaining the receipt, maintaining all tax records and assigning values to the donated goods. You should list each donated item with a brief description (e.g., four men’s dress suits), the donation date and Goodwill’s name.
2. If your non-cash gifts have a total claimed value of $501- $5,000 for the year...
You, the donor, are obligated to obtain the IRS Form 8283 (Non-cash Charitable Contribution), complete only Section A and file the form with the IRS as an attachment to your 1040 form. Goodwill does not need to see the form. If your non-cash gift is not in good condition and is valued over $500, you may still take a deduction but you must obtain an appraisal from a qualified appraiser.
3. If your non-cash gifts have a total claimed value of more than $5,000 for the year...
Written documentation from an independent, qualified appraiser is required, as well as a signed acknowledgment from Goodwill. These requirements are detailed in Section B of the IRS Form 8283.
A. If your donation exceeds $5,000 in total claimed value, but no single item exceeds $500 in value...
Goodwill will sign Part 1, Section B, of the IRS Form 8283 when it is presented by you, the donor. A copy will be kept for the agency’s records in the event you need to supply written proof.
B. If your non-cash gift is a single item or a group of single items with a total claimed value that exceeds $5,000 and at least one of the items exceeds $500 in claimed value...
Goodwill will proceed as in “A” above and must track and report the sale of the item to the IRS and you, the donor.
For questions or assistance with material donations, please call 719.471.4483