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.
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 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.