Do you have stuff that is of value but you can’t be bothered to have a garage sale or deal with 40 messages from people online? The Agapè Centre can help with that.
As a thank you for your support, the local non-profit organization is now able to offer an income tax receipt for high value items donated.
“We are grateful for all the wonderful donations the Agapè Centre receives, especially for re-sale in our thrift store ‘New For You’,” said operations manager Johanne Gauthier. “So we’re really excited to be able to offer this benefit to donors.”
Any item donated with a value of $50 or more that can be sold in the thrift store will be issued an income tax receipt.
Here’s how it works:
Come to the Agapè Centre dock (located on the south east side of the building) and donate a high value item. Give your name, phone number and address to the dock worker. The centre’s staff will search Kijiji for a comparable item, and will print the ad and keep a copy for its records. Then the Agapè Centre will mail you an income tax receipt based on the average value of the object.
Some examples of items needed are: appliances, high-end sporting equipment, bikes, and name brand watches.
If you have questions or cannot donate during dock hours, you can contact the operations manager Johanne Gauthier at 938-9297 ext. 27 to make other arrangements.
The Agapè Centre is a not for profit charity that relies 100 percent on community donations to feed and clothe people in need. The thrift store also helps to funds its services.
“We value your donation and want to make it rewarding for you as a donor to give an item that goes back to feeding those who need it most,” said Gauthier.
Dock hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:30 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday during the summer from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.