12/29/2013 5:30 PM
by Rachael Cardin
OAK HILL - A local store offers a 2-fold benefit to residents at the year's end.
Goodwill locations everywhere operate on donations, and employees said this time of year is busiest because of the holidays; with people getting new clothes, furniture, and home goods, they bring in their used ones to donate.
Karen Chambers is the manager of Goodwill's Oak Hill store and said that not everyone knows the benefit it has when filing taxes. Donors can receive up to hundreds of dollars towards their tax return, just by cleaning out their closets. The store will be open late throughout the month of December to give everyone a chance to do this.
"The tax returns we do go on all year long, but more so towards the end of the year because, like I said before, customers are trying to cram into the last minute. So we do stay open, we keep the donation center open until 8 o'clock on New Years Eve so they can take advantage of that," said Chambers.
Goodwill encourages everyone to donate and take advantage of this tax break.