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When you give your gently used items to Goodwill, you’re not only freeing up space in your home, you’re helping us give thousands of people the opportunity to receive free job services. Find a Donation Express Center (DEC) near you!

Goodwill offers a convenient pickup service for items that donors cannot get to our donation sites. Schedule a free pickup today! Schedule A Free Pickup Today!

Donation Services & Programs

Pickup Services

Pickup Services

Donation Drives

Donation Drives

Vehicle Donations

Vehicle Donations

  • Guidelines For Donating

  • Your donations of new and gently-used items support our mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. We ask that all donated items be clean and in working order.

     

    • Donate only during our regular operating hours. An attendant will be on duty to help you unload your donations and give you a donation tax receipt.
    • Follow the one-year rule: If you haven’t worn it, used it or played with it in one year, give it to Goodwill.
    • Goodwill does not repair broken items, and the disposal of those items takes away much-needed funds from our mission. A good rule of thumb is: If you would give it to a friend, you could give it to Goodwill.
    • Donation attendants must decline recalled items or donations that cannot be sold because of quality concerns. (The lists below provide examples of items Goodwill can and cannot accept).
    • To claim a yearly tax deduction, easily track your donations online at MyGoodwillDonation.org or ask the attendant for a paper receipt each time you donate. Based on IRS regulations, it’s up to donors to document the value of their donations.

If you recently made a donation, visit My Goodwill Donation and sign up to start tracking and assigning a value to all your donations. Come tax time, all the donations you made throughout the year will be in one convenient place for easy access and printing.

Items & Goods We Accept

• Appliances
• Artwork
• Books
• Clothing
• Electronics

• Furniture
• Housewares & Décor
• Jewelry & Accessories
• Kitchenwares
• Linens

• Media Items (CD’s, DVD’s, etc.)
• Musical Instruments
• Shoes
• Sporting Goods
• TV’s (Flat Screen Only)

• Toys
• Tools
• Vehicles

Items & Goods We Cannot Accept

Air conditioners/heaters (portable units OK)

Automotive parts

Building and construction materials (including windows, doors, flooring, cabinets, built-in appliances, carpeting, plumbing fixtures)

Bunk Beds

Bulk Office Furniture

Chemicals, hazardous materials, paints and liquids of any kind (including propane tanks)

Computer monitors (flat screens accepted)

Baby furniture, including cribs, car seats, high chairs and potty chairs.

Exercise equipment that requires disassembly for transport

Food/beverages (including alcohol)

Furniture that is broken, damaged, scratched, stained or disassembled

Hospital beds/waterbeds

Large corporate-style furniture (including L- and U-shaped desks, conference tables, and dividers/cubicles)

Mattresses, box springs, sleeper sofas, futon cushions and bed pillows

Medical Equipment

Outdated media and media equipment (Cassette tapes, built-in stereos, 8-track players, etc.)

Outdoor playground and pool equipment (including hot tubs, swing sets, and basketball goals)

Pianos

Pool Tables (Standard Size)

Toiletries

Tube/box-shaped televisions (including projection TVs and floor models)

Weapons / Ammunition

Wet/soiled items (including those with pet hair or mold)

Accepting items that cannot be sold in our stores creates an added cost for Goodwill and hinders our ability to fund our mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. We ask that all donated items be in working order and in good, clean condition since Goodwill cannot repair or refurbish donated items.

For the nearest recycling center, please contact your local waste management authorities.    

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