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Spring cleaning, getting rid of your clutter, nesting, prepping for the coming season—whatever your reason, when you give your no-longer-needed items to Goodwill, you’re giving yourself the gift of space and a Goodwill client the gift of free job services.

Goodwill has Donation Express Centers located throughout the 46 counties we serve in Middle and West Tennessee. When you donate, you support the growing list of free job training programs and continuing services offered by Career Solutions.

Donate six outgrown t-shirts, six purses that are so not your style any longer, six pairs of jeans in multiple sizes and six sweaters that don’t match your new slacks, and you’ve donated 4.6 hours of free training. That’s a gift that can also be measured by looking forward. Those hours may be all that stands between a client who needs a job and finding employment. With employment comes self-sufficiency, the ability to support a family, and the chance to be an integral part of the community.

Our Donations Express Centers are easy to find, our attendants are ready to help, and your donations are putting people to work. When you donate to Goodwill, you allow us to continue its mission of providing employment and training opportunities for people who have disabilities and others who have trouble finding and keeping a job. What a difference you make when you give!

Determining the Value of Your Donation

Based on IRS regulations, it’s up to donors to document and assess the value of all donations to Goodwill. We have compiled a list of prices that we typically use to sell donations. (You may use this PDF guide as a starting point.)

Quick tip: It’s easier to assess the value of your donations as you clear out your clutter and clean your closets. Each time you donate, list your items, refer to the Suggested Value List PDF guide and record what you think your donations are worth. By following this tip you should feel less stress at tax time and have a complete record of what you have donated to Goodwill.

Get more tax tips.

Recalled Items

Goodwill cannot accept any items deemed unsafe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). We have a three-tier assessment system to ensure items recalled by the CPSC are not sold in our stores.

  1. Donors are asked to refrain from donating recalled items. Please check the CPSC website for a list of recalled items and toys before donating.
  2. Donation attendants will not accept any toy or item they know has been recalled.
  3. All donations are sorted before being placed in our retail stores. Should recalled items be identified in this last step, the item is sent to our salvage department and destroyed.