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Only a Few Days Left to Donate for Tax Write Off.

Last minute charity gifts being accepted by Dublin groups through Saturday.

2011 is winding down and Dublin charities are hoping for last minute donations from residents who are purging their cast-off items or are interested in making cash donations in order to snag tax write offs.

Dublin non-profits such as MADD Bay Area, East Bay SPCA and Tri Valley YMCA are making it easy for residents to donate. All three charities accept online donations through their websites.

MADD donations help to run awareness programs, change legislation and provide support to law enforcement efforts to stop drunken driving.

East Bay SPCA is running an email campaign for the next three days that boasts the incentive of not only helping animals in need but also earning one more tax write off if you make your donation before Dec. 31.

The Tri Valley YMCA holiday donations help benefit their programs that help to build “strong kids, strong families and strong communities”.

The Goodwill in Dublin, located at 7232 Regional St., will be accepting drop-off donations at their location through Saturday.

An employee at Goodwill said they will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and they are expecting to be busy with last minute donations. She wanted to remind Dublin donors they do accept clothing and housewares but not furniture, baby accessories, carpets or tools.

Hope Hospice has been providing Dublin citizens and Tri Valley residents’ medical and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families since 1980. They are also accepting online donations and will even take large donations such as cars to help support their program.

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