After the joys of the holidays come the frustrations of tax season. But local taxpayers have the ability to help children and adults with disabilities in our community during this season of giving-and potentially ease a little bit of their tax burden at the same time, just by cleaning out their closets.
Easter Seals Northern Ohio accepts donations of clothing, household items and small furniture through scheduled pickups. Proceeds from the bulk sale of these donations support Easter Seals' programs, such as speech and language therapy, medical equipment loans, and summer camps for children and adults with disabilities.
Items collected are taken to Saver's thrift stores where they serve a dual purpose-providing funds to Easter Seals and making low-cost clothing and other items available to the community.
"When nonprofit organizations decide to collect reusable items from the public, the IRS allows them either to use the items themselves or sell them to help support their service offerings," said Sheila Dunn, president and CEO of Easter Seals Northern Ohio. "When we began this donation program, we knew we wanted to use the funds to assist local people with disabilities to improve their communication skills, enhance the physical mobility, or just live better lives."
For more information on the Easter Seals Donation Program or to schedule a pickup, click on the link below, or call 1.800.708.2716.