4 SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR NONCASH DONATIONS

| December 31, 2017

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Not all trash is another man's treasure! Ask these four questions before donating that noncash item. bUT is it truly useful? Most charities can only make use of items that are new, unused, or nearly new. If you wouldn't give the item to someone you know, you probably shouldn't give it to charity. 0 can it be sold? By donating cash instead of goods you allow charities greater flexibility in spending the money so that it reaches the people or animals that need it the most.

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