Donate Gently Used Items

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax-deductible. Once your donation is dropped off or picked up you will be provided a receipt. If you do not receive a receipt, you can download a receipt. 

Are my donations at a Savers store or at a bin tax-deductible?

Yes, donations dropped off at a Savers store or an Epilepsy Foundation bin are tax deductible. If you donated at a drop off location, you can download a receipt.

How do I determine the value of my donation?

It is a donor's responsibility to assign values to his or her donation. Values should be based on secondhand market values, and not what the items cost when they were originally purchased. For more information, consult the IRS website at, specifically Publication 526.

What do I need for preparing my taxes?

You should keep a detailed list of the items you donated and the values of those items. You will also need our Federal Tax ID number and our mailing address:

Federal Tax ID: 52-0856660

Epilepsy Foundation
3540 Crain Highway
Suite 675
Bowie, MD 20716

My accountant said I need a signed letter acknowledging what I donated and the value of those items. Is that true?

We cannot verify what items you donate or the values of those items. It would be impossible for a nonprofit to verify each item of clothing a person gave, as well as the values. That is why it is important for you to maintain good records of what you donated, and give items fair values. In most cases, donors can give up to $500 of goods without a qualified appraisal. We recommend consulting the IRS website at, specifically Publication 526.