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Any charitable donation that offers you something in return as the donating person is not tax-deductible. This includes money spent on charitable fundraisers where there is a prize, such as a raffle or drawing, is not tax-deductible. Similarly, a donation that is to purchase a product for your own use, such as cookies, wrapping paper, or another item is not considered a charitable deduction. When itemizing charitable deductions on your taxes, keep in mind that these donations cannot be from which you have receive an item yourself, including a chance to win something.