Liberty Tax Service Donation Drive

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Liberty Tax Service is kicking off a two-week long donation drive to help people in central Virginia and the valley who are waiting on delayed tax returns.

Liberty is collecting coats and non-perishable food items at all four Charlottesville locations, and offices in Waynesboro and Staunton.

Children's coats will be donated to elementary schools in Charlottesville and the adult ones will go to the Salvation Army homeless shelter.

"Unfortunately for the late e-file date it has pushed their money back so most of these families are who are used to getting a check the first week of January, second week of January, now they can't e-file until the end of January, so all their money is about a month late," said Karen Peck of Liberty Tax.

There is a benefit to helping out, however. Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win a free Charlottesville "night out on the town" package.