What To Donate

Goodwill values your generous donations.

Retail sales from your donated items allow us to continue empowering thousands of people through employment every year. We gratefully accept everything from clothing and accessories to small household appliances and furniture, electronics, books, fine china, art and other collectibles in good or new condition. Some examples of items we accept are the following:

Items We Can Accept

Items We Can't Accept

Our drivers, donation attendants and stores are not allowed to accept the following items:

Why can’t Goodwill accept all my items?

We greatly appreciate your desire to donate to Goodwill and know that you may have gone to a lot of trouble to deliver your donation or schedule a home pick-up. Here’s why we can’t accept items like those listed above:

Goodwill’s goal is to provide jobs, training, and placement services to people facing obstacles to employment. We finance these goals through the sale of your gently used clothes and household items. When we receive donations that we are unable to sell, we are forced to take them to the landfill where we have to pay the same disposal fees that you do.

Every truckload of unacceptable goods we take to the landfill is equal to three days of classroom instruction for someone whose goal is to get and keep a job. The less we take to the landfill, the more money we have to help that person achieve that goal!

It is at the discretion of the Donation Center attendant or Home Pickup crew to determine whether or not we will be able to sell your donated items. We hope you understand why your donation may be declined.