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Fill boxes with items for Goodwill; Amazon will pay shipping

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Fill boxes with items for Goodwill; Amazon will pay shipping

Amazon announced a partnership with Goodwill to repurpose its boxes to ship donations to the service organization. And if you'd like a tax deduction receipt for your donations, simply create an account at the Give Back Box website, where you can itemize those donations, and when the box has been received and sorted, a receipt will be emailed to you.

Did you get rid of the Amazon boxes - or any other boxes - that all those holiday gifts came in? So not only are you reusing your cardboard box, but you're also being a helpful member of society. Fill the boxes with donations for Goodwill and let UPS or USPS deliver them for free. "And you didn't even have to put on trousers".

Amazon will take care of the bill for shipping the items, while Goodwill is the one that benefits from your generosity. This holiday season, it's getting some well-deserved attention.

When you donate to Goodwill through Give Back Box, you enable Goodwill to help people find work, strengthen their families, and enrich the local community.

While Amazon certainly isn't the only store online shoppers purchase items from, it ships out roughly 4 million boxes a day. The program does NOT accept electronics, liquids, fragile, hazardous or volatile items, including ammunition. Then print your free shipping label at GiveBackBox.com. Attach the label to the box.

Drop the box off at UPS or the post office.

The Give Back Box program is not new. Now it's trying to boost recycling efforts by joining the Give Back Box program.

For the Goodwill store in Davenport, they're hoping it will get more people in the giving spirit. Don't throw them away!

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