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RE: donating xmas trees

That's true, here at the food bank our receipts show item and poundage, but
never assign a cash value.

Community Garden Coordinator
Atlanta Community Food Bank
970 Jefferson Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30318

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam36055@aol.com [mailto:Adam36055@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 10:35 AM
To: garlicgr@pond.com; community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: [cg] donating xmas trees

Hilary, Dorene et al. ( Gee, day off from work and I'm going on like a 

In addition to Dorene's stellar advice, I'd add the option of including with

the thank you letter an additional form on your letterhead  stating the 
nature of the gift ( i.e. 1 pear tree with partridge, 5 golden rings) but 
leaving the valuation of the gift blank.  A non-monetary contribution is 
technically called a "Gift-In-Kind" and is best valuated by the giver. This 
keeps the recipient of the non-monetary gift out of any possible 
controversies with the IRS. This kind of honor system is used by The 
Salvation Army, for example, for gifts in kind.

Always stroke contributors, let them feel that they are members of the
community. Who knows, maybe the guy donating the picnic table  may help with

the tulip planting in the fall?

Happy Gardening,

community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com

community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com

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