Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
I have no idea how it works in the OP's personal universe but out here in For-Real Land, when you drive up and donate stuff (or when they pick it up at your house) they write you out a receipt automatically. I must have half dozen of them around the house.
That's how it works with most charities, except maybe if you give stuff away to your church or some less formal organization. I gave a bunch of my fat clothes to the YWCA's career closet and got a receipt to file with my taxes.