Frequently Asked Questions
v What happens to my donations?
Ø Tangible items – clothing, household items, and other like donations are checked and prepared to be given to our clients who demonstrate a need these items.
Ø Food items - Food items are stored in appropriate places until they may be able to be given to our clients.
Ø Monetary donations – All monetary donations are put in the general operating fund unless specifically requested to use for a specific item.
v Is my donation tax deductible?
Ø All donations are tax deductible. When donating items you should get a receipt showing what items you have donated. We do not assign a monetary value to these items; it is up to the donor to put a fair value on their donations. Here are a few good sites to check your donations worth.
ü http://www.goodwillnne.org/donate/donation-guide/ ** (if link does not work .. copy and paste in your browser) **
ü http://www.satruck.org/donation-value-guide ** (if link does not work .. copy and paste in your browser) **
ü http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p561.pdf ** (if link does not work .. copy and paste in your browser) **
ü http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf ** (if link does not work .. copy and paste in your browser) **
v When can I drop off items for donation?
Ø We are open for donations during normal operating hours of Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30. (Clients are interviewed from 9:00 till 11:30)
ü If needed you can arrange to take donations after hours. This is on a case by case basis and requires you to call the Storehouse and arrange a time with one of our Board members or Franklin Houser, our Manager.
v How can I help?
Ø You can volunteer to help sort clothing, canned goods, other donations, or filling orders in the pantry. We welcome smiling faces anyway.
Ø Volunteer to be a counselor. Clients sometimes just need someone to talk to or pray with.
Ø Volunteer for special projects
ü By providing a number or e-mail address to be notified of special projects as they arise. (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Feed the Children events, painting etc.)
Ø You can volunteer you talents by serving on our board to help with fund raising and other worthwhile projects. (our Board is an all-volunteer board w/o compensation)