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Donation Process/ Value Guide

The Donation Process and Value Guide

When making your donation, you will be required to fill out a form indicating what you are donating and the estimated value of your donation. Please choose a value within this range that is in keeping with your item’s relative age and quality.

A receipt for your items may be obtained in one of three ways:

  1. If you drop off a donation at a local Salvation Army Family Thrift Store or Corps (worship and community center), the clerk or receptionist will be happy to provide you with a receipt.
  2. If your items are dropped off at an unattended Salvation Army drop-box, an itemized list is required to receive a receipt. Your local Salvation Army Corps or Family Thrift Store can have a receipt made out for you once you bring this list to them. Please itemize your donations with the value next to them to claim them for your taxes. Your tax consultant will be the best resource for advice on how to itemize and submit this information.
  3. If you have your donations picked up, the truck driver will provide you with a receipt.