So we're going to this trivia for the Immigrant Womens Refugee Fund again this year and I made it my mission to give a good size donation of personal care items (laundry soap, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, etc). The director is willing to write me a letter and days I didn't need to itemize my donation, just tell him what its worth. Of course I plan to itemize it. And a bit of googling found me a site that said to list the items at retail value (the cost before the sales and coupons) had anyone done this and can confirm this? I ask because my modest donation is coming out to around $400 currently at retail price and I'd hate to get dinged by the IRS. I plan to itemize it and take pictures. I didn't plan to save receipts but could probably dig a few up, some of the receipts have been used for rebates though and of course there were multiple transactions. Any one have any thoughts?