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Your donations may be tax-deductible. If desired, download a receipt here and record your donations for tax purposes.

  • Guidelines For Donating

    • Donating to Goodwill is easy, just follow the steps below to assure you get the most from your donation experience
    • 1. Donations should be in good condition
    • 2. Donate during our operating hours
    • 3. Keep your donation receipt for tax purposes
    • 4. For a list of recalled items, visit CPSC.gov
    • 5. 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

  • Donations of Recalled Items

    • We ask donors to please refrain from donating recalled items that have been deemed unsafe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Our three-tier assessment system ensures these items do not get sold.
    • 1. View a list of recalled items here
    • 2. Donation attendants will not accept any toy or item they know has been recalled
    • 3. All donations are sorted before being sold. Items deemed unsafe are sent to our salvage department to be destroyed or recycled

  • What’s your donation worth

    • Follow these easy steps each time you donate to ensure you have a complete record of all the items you have donated to Goodwill at tax time. Based on IRS regulations, it’s up to donors to document the value of their donations.
    • 1. Create a list of all the items donated
    • 2. Refer to the Suggested Value List Guide
    • 3. Record what each item is worth
    • 4. Visit itsdeductibleonline.intuit.com for assistance with valuing your donations

YOUR DONATIONS MAKE SUCCESS FOR OTHERS POSSIBLE

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How your donations create change

When you donate to Goodwill, your clothing, kitchenware, appliances, furniture, toys or other household goods help provide jobs and free job training services for thousands of Tennesseans each year.

Each donated item is sorted, priced and processed for the sales floor by a Goodwill employee — many of whom sought Goodwill’s help to overcome a disability or other barrier to employment.

Revenue generated through the sale of donated items supports Goodwill’s community-based employment and training programs. Thanks to you, each year thousands of people across Middle and West Tennessee receive free assistance in obtaining a job, a better job or a career.

The bottom line? When you donate to Goodwill, you invest in the futures of people across your community.

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Donation Services & Programs

Pickup Services

Pickup Services

Donation Drives

Donation Drives

Vehicle Donations

Vehicle Donations

Items We Accept

• Appliances
• Artwork
• Bed Sets (headboards, rails)
• Books
• Clothing
• Electronics

• Exercise Equipment
• Furniture
• Housewares & Décor
• Jewelry & Accessories
• Jogging Strollers
• Kitchenwares

• Linens
• Media Items (CD’s, DVD’s, etc.)
• Musical Instruments
• Printers/Copiers
• Sporting Goods
• Rugs

• Toiletries (New)
• Tools
• Toys
• TV’s (Flat Screen Only)
• Vehicles
• Walkers/Wheel Chairs/Crutches

Items We Cannot Accept

Air conditioners/heaters (portable units OK)

Automotive parts

Building and construction materials (including windows, doors, flooring, cabinets, carpeting, plumbing fixtures)

Bulk Office Furniture

Chemicals, hazardous materials, paints, and all compressed gases

Computer monitors (flat screens accepted)

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

Electronic Medical Equipment

Food/beverages (including alcohol)

Furniture that is broken, damaged, or stained.

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

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

Pianos

Pool Tables (Standard Size)

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.