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Donate to Goodwill

  • Clothing and shoes
  • Vehicles
  • hand tools
  • Domestics such as curtains and blankets
  • Jewelry
  • Hats, mittens, and gloves
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Electronics like stereos and DVD players
  • Collectibles and antiques
  • Housewares like glassware and kitchen utensils

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Full Answer

Is goodwill a bad charity?

Items We CAN Accept. Goodwill happily accepts the following new or gently used items: Vehicles —We accept donations of vehicles in all conditions. Learn more and fill out a vehicle donation form on our Vehicle Donation Page to get started. Clothing, shoes and boots. Jewelry. Hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves.

Is goodwill still accepting donations?

What to Donate. Goodwill gratefully accepts gently-used goods in usable condition. Please donate clothing; shoes; accessories including belts, handbags, hats, jewelry, and scarves; backpacks; bags; luggage; cookware including bakeware, dishes, glassware, pots, and pans; small electronics including alarm clocks, coffee pots, and toaster ovens; and home …

How do you donate items to Goodwill?

How to Donate to Goodwill: You've cleaned out that closet, or maybe your basement or attic. Perhaps you are moving, or maybe you just needed to make some room and simplify your life. Whatever the reason, you've done the hard part — donating your items to Goodwill is easy. Simply load up your donations and head to a Goodwill Store & Donation Center in the Southeastern …

What items are not accepted at Goodwill?

Price. $10.00 - $20.00. Fair Market Value. Below is a donation value guide of what items generally sell for at Goodwill locations. To determine the fair market value of an item not on this list, use 30% of the item’s original price.


Goodwill accepts donations of gently used items

Our stores take gently used items in good condition. Donations should be clean, safe and resaleable. Your donations to Goodwill are tax deductible. You can find all donation sites here. We are unable to do home pick-ups. To find a list of items we cannot accept, please scroll to the next section.

We are unable to accept

Goodwill employees may decline a donation if it is not in clean or in saleable condition or if they are unable to assist with larger items due to risk of injury. Our employees often help unload donations, however cannot help if (in their judgement) doing so may damage any vehicle, or if doing so is unsafe for them or anyone else.

How do I get a tax receipt for my donation?

All your donations to Goodwill NNE are tax deductible. If you didn’t get a receipt for your last donation, you can get one here.

What is the IRS value of my donation to Goodwill?

The IRS allows you to deduct fair market value for gently-used items. If you’re not sure what your donation might be worth, there’s a helpful guide here.

Make a financial donation

Looking to support Goodwill’s mission with a gift? You can do that here.


Remember that any donation counts. Even if you don't see a use for it, someone else might.


If you are under eighteen, you should consider having your parents or another guardian to accompany you. It's always best to be accompanied by a trusted adult when performing a transaction.

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What is Tax Deductible?

How much can you deduct for the gently used goods you donate to Goodwill? The IRS allows you to deduct fair market value for gently-used items. The quality of the item when new and its age must be considered

Donation Receipts

We can provide donation receipts to document the value of your donation. When making a donation to Goodwill, ask the sales associate for a receipt.

How to Donate

All of Goodwill’s stores accept donations of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, handbags, luggage, household goods and other items.

Need Donation Help?

Need copies of your receipts? Have questions about what we can and cannot accept as a donation?#N#We're here for you. Contact our donations department by email or phone.