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Donating & Volunteering

Learn about the benefits of donating and volunteering, including favorable tax incentives and how to figure out if an organization is legitimate.Helpful Guides and Links:
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Early January Among the Best Times To Visit Thrift Stores

On New Year's Eve, my wife sent me to a local Goodwill to donate a variety of household items and clothes so we could take a deduction on last year's taxes. So there I was, backing up my car up to the door and carrying in one thing after another, ...

Meet me at Clark's Christmas Kids 2014

Meet me at Clark's Christmas Kids 2014

Meet me at Atlanta-area Walmart now through Sunday December 14. We're taking care of Christmas for over 5,000 foster children in my 24th annual toy drive. Join us in this great effort to help children all across Georgia.

 

3 Emotional Benefits of Giving

When we think about money, we don’t necessarily think about our emotions. But if we took one look at our money “language” we’d realize emotions have everything to do with our money. We “love” the things we buy. We “need” the latest gadget. We don’t “feel” like purchasing some things. ...

State Defense Force Sign Up

State Organization name Contact name Contact number Alabama Alabama State Defense Force Robert Marsh (334) 774-6047 Alaska Alaska State Defense Force Dale Dickson (907) 428-6875 California California State Military Reserve Unknown Unknown Connecticut Connecticut National Guard Unknown (860) 493-2721 Georgia Georgia State Defense Force general e-mail (678) 655-5417 [or 5403] ...

Breaking Scam Alert: Ice Bucket Challenge Email Scam

Time and time again, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. But I don't want you to let that generous spirit be taken advantage of! It seems like you can't go far on the web these days without seeing someone doing the Ice Bucket Challenge ...

Clark Howard's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Clark Howard's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Clark Howard joins the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and nominates Neal Boortz to follow!

Clark's charity donation guide

Before donating to any charity,  you want to be sure that the lion's share of the money will go where it's needed.  Every charity has different overhead costs. You can research you favorite charities -- learning how much of your donation will go to the intended purpose (vs. how much ...

Don't risk ID theft with charitable donations

Before you donate your household goods to a charitable donation outlet, take measures to protect yourself from potential identity theft. When people donate goods to Goodwill, Salvation Army or other charities, they often don't remember to empty the drawers in the furniture or the pockets in the clothing they're dropping ...

Make the most of your charity donation

Make the most of your charity donation

When you give a dollar to a charity, how do you know that money is going to its intended recipients? Here's how to make every dollar you give count.

Clark's 50th Atlanta Habitat Home Dedication

Clark's 50th Atlanta Habitat Home Dedication

Clark Howard dedicates his 50th home built with Atlanta Habitat to his listeners, viewers and website readers. March 2013.

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