Last minute donations pile up at Goodwill

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Empty hangers take only minutes to fill as donations continue to get dropped off, tagged and placed back out on the sale floor at the Goodwill store in West Ashley.

"It's the end of the year. People are trying to get in their donations, so they can get their tax deductible receipt," said Goodwill spokeswoman Erin Burneyko.

Burneyko said the week before the new year begins is their busiest. She said they take just about anything now including used electronics and employees are seeing everything come in.

"If you are in doubt bring it in. If it's not something we can put on the sales floor we can properly recycle it," said Burneyko.

Peggy Moore said she tries to donate what she can to goodwill throughout the year, but she admits a lot of cleaning projects come towards the end of December.

"We bought our daughter a new microwave, so hers was still in working condition and we brought it here," said Moore.

Burneyko said the strange donations seem to be just as popular as the regular donations like clothes and old TV's.

"We always get people asking for everything at goodwill and that's the fun of shopping here. It's a treasure hunt, you never know what you might find," said Burneyko.

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