Procrastinators Swarm Donation Centers Before Tax Deduction Deadline

DENVER (CBS4) – Out with the old to make room for the new — it’s a tradition on New Year’s Eve, the last day to donate and get the tax deduction for this year.

The Goodwill Donation Center on Leetsdale and Holly in Denver was hopping on Tuesday with people who procrastinated and decided to purge at the last minute.

“Out with the old to scale down,” said one person dropping off donations.

Procrastinators dropped off bag after bag. It’s no surprise to the people at Goodwill.

“We typically see more donations on New Year’s Eve than any day of the year,” a Goodwill employee said.

All Goodwill locations were open. The warm temperatures made it a delight to donate, and a breeze to collect.

“We have an all hands on deck effort,” the employee said.

Goodwill is devoted to career development for at-risk youth, struggling families and people with disabilities.

For those feeling generous in the final hours of 2013, there are many charities hoping for that last-minute contribution.

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