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Goodwill set to receive uptick in donations right before the new year

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - Goodwill received many donations this morning during their busiest time of the year. Many people dropped off items decluttering their homes for the new year.

“The last six days of the year donations at Goodwill Express Centers increase by nearly 50 percent,” said Jamie Davolt, a career coach with Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee.

Goodwill says they have an uptick in donations because many people are making room for new items.

“So, it is a good way for you to be able to clean out your closets, so you’ll have room for all your Christmas presents and your new Christmas clothes. It’s a good time to take all the kids’ old toys out so you got room to put all the nice new toys,” said Lisa Young, the store manager at the Goodwill Store.

One shopper at Goodwill says she loves to shop and donate to Goodwill. Donating gives her a refreshed feeling.

“It’s a lot of fun, all new. Everything is like a sense of renewal,” said Jamie Love, a Goodwill shopper and donor.

The store manager at Goodwill is ready to help your old items find a new home.

“So, we are open here and ready to take your donations so you can have a nice clean clutter-free house,” said Lisa Young, the store manager at the Goodwill Store.

The Goodwill Store on South Highland in Jackson will be taking donations Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Goodwill encourages the public to check the Goodwill website before visiting the store to verify the hours of operation.

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