Did you know that December is a great time to ask retailers for donations? Yes, they are in a frantic frenzy as the holiday gift shopping draws to a close. But, what happens the day after Christmas? The holiday sales.

Many retailers are willing to sell at below cost just to clear out their stock. So take a chance, see if they wouldn't be willing to donate a few items to your cause; they get a last minute tax write-off (instead of a loss) and you may score some terrific donations!