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Donations

When you donate to Goodwill you help people achieve independence and dignity through work.

What to Donate

Donations are critical to Goodwill’s ability to provide much-needed services to the local community. When deciding what to donate to Goodwill, please take a minute to review the following lists before bringing your items to one of our convenient donation sites. To estimate the value of your donation, please go to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p561.pdf. Or to see what the items might cost in a Goodwill store, please visit www.goodwillpromo.org.

Please note that according to the Pension Reform Act of 2006: Donated items must be in good condition in order to claim a deduction, and a qualified appraisal must accompany claims greater than $500. The law does not define "good condition," and the IRS says defining the condition and value of the items is the responsibility of the donor.

To protect your generous donation from vandalism or theft, we ask that you please donate during posted hours.

Goodwill accepts items like these in good condition:

  • Antiques, collectibles
  • Appliances (small)
  • Artwork
  • Bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows
  • Bicycles
  • Books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs
  • Clothing, belts, scarves, ties, pocketbooks
  • Cookware, dishes, pots and pans
  • Housewares and decorative items
  • Jewelry
  • New sealed toys
  • Small home furnishings - One person carry items only
  • Small kitchen appliances - blenders, coffee pots, etc.
  • Sporting goods

Goodwill also accepts the following computer equipment from individuals and families for recycling through Dell Reconnect:

    • Monitors
    • Scanners
    • Mice
    • Printers
    • Keyboards
    • Laptop Batteries
    • Ink/Toner Cartridges
    • Computers
    • Hard Drives
    • Speakers
    • Cords & Cables


What we do not accept:

      Goodwill is unable to accept the following items (due to the high cost of disposal, safety concerns, and/or strict government regulations):
      • Any items in need of repair or with missing parts
      • Auto parts or auto accessories
      • Baby furnishings (strollers, car seats, high chairs, cribs, playhouses, outdoor toys)
      • Camping equipment containing gas, oil or butane
      • Exercise equipment
      • Fish tanks
      • Food or beverages
      • Furnaces or wall heaters
      • Large furniture, including office furniture and outdoor furniture
      • Gas-powered garden tools (lawn mowers, weed whackers, etc.)
      • Hazardous materials including, but not limited to, paint, oil, cleaning products, batteries, and extinguishers
      • Large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators)
      • Live animals
      • Mattresses, box springs, waterbeds, bed frames, futons, futon frames, pillows
      • Pianos and organs
      • Plants
      • Plumbing or building supplies (cabinets, doors, etc.)
      • Recyclable consumer materials (aluminum, glass, plastic, corrugated material)
      • Sofa beds
      • Snow skis
      • Stuffed animals
      • Televisions
      • Used toys
      • Water heaters

Did you know?

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries was founded in 1895 in Boston’s South End to provide residents with jobs and to furnish the community with low-cost goods. It was the first in what is now a worldwide network of 165 independent affiliates.

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Mission: Community Engaged

Goodwill relies on partnerships with businesses, foundations, and community organizations to advance its mission. The list of organizations is long. Some send volunteers. Some hire job trainees. Some work with mobile crews. Some donate funds. Some donate clothing or household items.

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