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Every time the bell rings when someone pulls through the drop off garage, it signals help for someone in need.
Clarence Scott with Goodwill "We've got a couple of computer games and cd's that the nice lady donated."
Goodwill 'WANTS' you to do a good deed at year's end and donate whatever you can.
Chris Wargo of Bellevue says,"The holidays a lot of this stuff could be used for gifts so figured I would come down here and drop that off and see what people could use."
And Goodwill can 'use' just about everything. Clothes are always needed. What they can't resell, they recycle or repurpose. No clothes are thrown away. Shoes and bags, bins, boxes full of all kinds of things are pouring in the last few weeks of the year. A lot of people do it for the tax write off. Just remember to save that Goodwill receipt.
Scott explains,"We usually have to check everything before we sort it."
That's because Goodwill doesn't have the staff to repair damaged or broken items and there are some things they just can't take like car parts and baby cribs because of product recalls.
Scott says,"A lot of people bring mattresses and we can't accept those. Furniture that's torn up and ripped or wet, we can't take a lot of stuff that's wet."
If an item is damaged and Goodwill can't resell or recycle it, the charity gets stuck with disposal fees. So, keep the bell ringing as you pull through with donations and keep the focus on those in need.
For a list of what Goodwill will and won't take... go to Fox17.com and click on Foxlinks.
Monday, December 17 2012, 09:43 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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