Some charities, including the Franklin Food Pantry, will send donors letters acknowledging the gift rather than hand out receipts.
Anne Marie Bellavance at the Franklin Food Pantry said donations being dropped off and coming in the mail have picked up in the past two weeks.
“It’s definitely on the minds of people the week before Christmas to ensure it does get credited as a tax donation (for this year),” she said. “We actually have a major donor who comes every year on Christmas Eve or it’s mailed around that time and he does it partly to make sure it counts on that year’s taxes.”
The Franklin pantry is open until 2 p.m. Friday. Food donations are not assigned a monetary value but are listed by weight in a donation letter, Bellavance said. It’s up to the donor or accountant to assign a value.