"End of Year Donation Effort Promoted by WCPO Don't Waste Your Money Reporter"

The last week in December is always one of the busiest times of the year for Ohio Valley Goodwill. Greater Cincinnati residents are hurriedly cleaning out their closets following the Christmas holiday in order to get their donations in before the end of the year. December 31st is the last day that donors can claim donations on their 2011 tax returns. wcpo_logo2.png

WCPO reporter John Matarese recently featured a story on his “Don’t Waste Your Money” segment that talked about the importance of donating wisely to legitimate charities at this time of year and Goodwill’s corporate headquarters served as the backdrop for the compelling story. Please take a moment to view the story on our www.facebook.com/cincigoodwill page. During this busy year-end holiday time, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries wishes to thank all of its many donors and to remind those that willl be donating during this final week of the year that contributions of household goods are very important to the organization. Goodwill President and CEO, Joe Byrum noted that “taking the extra time to ensure your donation goes to the right cause can make a difference to families in our community.” Donations to Ohio Valley Goodwill are sold through its network of 16 stores and boutiques in the Greater Cincinnati area. The revenues generated then fund job training programs and support services that help people with workplace challenges and disabilities to achieve and maintain economic independence and an increased quality of life. By giving to Goodwill, donors are playing a vital role in helping people go to work. Locally, Ohio Valley Goodwill serves more than 2600 annually including people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Thank you Greater Cincinnati for your on-going support of Goodwill’s important mission of service to the community. Our thanks to WCPO and John Matarese for his end of the year donation story. For a list of our 28 conveniently located donation sites, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.

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