Olympians’ Sportswear May Go to Boys and Girls of Sichuan

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Young people devastated by the earthquake in southwestern China on May 12 may be the first recipients of donations from athletes of the 2008 Olympic Games, Olympic champion Deng Yaping said on Tuesday.

It is a tradition that Olympic athletes from various countries donate their outfits, shoes or personal belongings to people in developing countries, with an aim of encouraging youngsters in overcoming hardships. The practice will continue at this year’s Olympic Games, Deng said at a media function in Beijing.

Donation boxes will be set up in the Beijing Olympic Village, and major beneficiaries may be those children who were hit by the 8-magnitude earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province, said Deng, who is deputy director of BOCOG’s Olympic Village Department. The donations will give them love, strength and courage, she added.

Deng and five other world champions from China joined a group of 14 psychologists in a visit to a tent school in Mianyang County recently. They told the students stories about how they’ve dealt with difficulties and setbacks in their sports lives and encouraged children to strive for new lives with confidence, the Beijing Youth Daily reported.

Young people devastated by the earthquake in southwestern China on May 12 may be the first recipients of donations from athletes of the 2008 Olympic Games, Olympic champion Deng Yaping said on Tuesday.

It is a tradition that Olympic athletes from various countries donate their outfits, shoes or personal belongings to people in developing countries, with an aim of encouraging youngsters in overcoming hardships. The practice will continue at this year’s Olympic Games, Deng said at a media function in Beijing.

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2 thoughts on “Lupus Donation Pickup

  1. b4nftr

    Donating items to lupus charit. org.; how to make it work for the tax refund?
    I have scheduled a pickup of a bunch of items with a charitable organization called Lupus Foundation of America. On their site they say:
    “The driver will leave a donation receipt at the time the donations are picked up. It is the donor’s responsibility to determine the value of the donated items.”

    I am not sure what it means: should I provide a list of items with their apr. value WITH the items donated so that the driver could leave a donation receipt? Or will the driver be the one to determine the value of my donation? Or is it something I will have to do later, when filing for a tax refund, and the driver will leave a generic kind of receipt saying that he picked up SOMETHING (without stating the value of the items donated)?

    In other words, what should I do to make the most out of this donation for my taxes?

    Thank you all for your answers!

    1. the tax lady

      You need to keep your own list, photos, etc. of what you donated. You then need to visit a thrift shop and find out what the items typically sell for.

      (I donate a lot, but only deduct cash contributions.)

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