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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Everything You Ever Needed to Know about God's Closet...

But Were  Not Sure Who to Ask!

2014 might be a year of change for God's Closet.  Exciting details are being worked out, and if all goes well you will hear all about it soon.

Meanwhile, people have asked for fliers and receipts, so here you go!  Click the links below for a downloadable PDF.

God's Closet Hours and Info
What Can God's Closet Accept?
God's Closet Donation Receipt 

God's Closet

Free Clothing!
Tuesdays 5-7 pm
Fridays 10-noon
Sunday after 10:30 Worship
First Trinity Community Center
643 W. 31st Street, Chicago

Guidelines for Donating to God's Closet

  • The best times to donate are while God's Closet is open: Tuesdays 5-7 and Fridays 10-noon
  • Please call ahead to drop off donations at other times 312-842-7390
  • God's Closet Accepts:
    • Clothing for men, women and children.  Must be in good condition and clean.  
    • Shoes, boots, coats, hats, scarfs, gloves and other outdoor clothing.
    • Household linens – towels, blankets, sheets, pillow cases.  Must be in good condition and clean. 
    • Small appliance in clean, working condition. 
    • Toys and games in clean, working conditions. 
    • Small decorative pieces.
  • God's Closet Cannot* Accept:
    • Televisions or any other large appliances.
    • Computer hardware or printers.
    • Furniture, including mattresses

* If you attempt to donate these things it is not a gift, but a burden.  God's Closet does not have the space to store large items, and they are often not taken, and eventually end up in the trash.  Please do not attempt to donate items on this list.

Tax Information

As you clean out your closet or reorganize your household, be sure to keep track of the items you give to charity. It's your job, not the charity's, to report the value of the donation to the Internal Revenue Service.  Tax law now requires that all household items given to a charity must be in good or better condition. Those questionable items you donated in previous years and claimed were worth a few dollars because they were in "fair" condition are no longer acceptable.

God's Closet will not put a dollar value on the receipt.  The receipt is intended to help you prove that you did indeed donate the property if the IRS later asks.  Tax benefits for charitable contributions are available only to taxpayers who itemize deductions.  To claim a deduction on taxes, the donor determines the fair market value of the contribution.  Please refer to IRS Publication 561.  First Trinity does not retain a copy of your receipt.  

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