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Goodwill means tax write-offs and good deals

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Goodwill in Wilmington is busier than ever this week with folks donating before it is too late. The end of the year means new beginnings and the end of eligibility for the 2010 tax season. Joyce Boyette and her husband Lynn brought over five bags full of items to donate Thursday.

"Anything that I wear that I haven't used for a while, I bring," Joyce Boyette said. "And we get a little bit off of our income tax, and that helps too."

Boyette said she is blessed, and she hopes her donations go on to help others. Goodwill spokeswoman Becky Lytle says that is exactly what donations do, and many people are helping this year.

"Just one donor after another coming in bringing their gently used merchandise that they can't use anymore to fill our stores so that we can provide jobs and other programs and services to the community," Lytle said.

The Goodwill store on Kerr Avenue is filled to the brim attracting savvy shoppers looking for great deals. Shelia Hayes said she loves shopping at Goodwill, especially during this time of you. She said she always finds good bargains for everyone in her family.

"Oh, they got some great deals," Hayes said. "I can shop for myself, my family, and today is my granddaughter's birthday, so I'm shopping for her."

Hayes said the selection at the store is unbeatable, and those who have yet to shop there are missing out.

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It would be nice if this story would have included Goodwill's address and hours. It would help both those who want to donate and those who'd like to shop. are the two locations/phone #'s:

709 South Kerr Avenue, Wilmington - (910) 791-2764
5662 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington - (910) 794-9650