WHERE DO WE START?


The cans and can nots of donations.  It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation when those donations help to fund Goodwill programs.  However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable or containing hazardous materials.  Other times, the item must be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or refurbish than it can be sold for in our stores.  Our donation attendants are trained to know what we can and cannot accept, and will help guide you to other possibilities for donations we cannot use.


  • Personal computers
  • Televisions
  • Clothing, shoes and boots
  • Jewelry
  • Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves
  • Books, records, compact disks, video tapes and DVDs
  • Games, toys and sports equipment
  • Housewares:dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps and small appliances
  • Collectibles, antiques, knick-knacks and other giftware
  • Hand tools and small power tools
  • Domestics: linens, curtains, blankets, etc.
  • Electronics: Stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc.
  • Furniture: Dressers, tables, sofas, bed frames, (except waterbed frames) et.
  • Other large items

If you are not sure we are happy to help. Just go to our “locations” page and find the closest store and give us a call. We will get you the answers you are looking for. If we think we can use it we will.
We will sort through and determine what can be used and if we can, we will recycle the items that can not.


  • No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally-unfriendly wast products
  • No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
  • No large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves/oven, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters, large console stereos, freon-based appliances, etc that are not in working condition
  • No personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairsprays, shavers, curling irons
  • No fragrance items
  • N mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and waterbed frames
  • No carpet or carpet padding
  • No plumbing fixtures or building materials
  • No traditional recyclables such as glass, newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, magazines, junk mail, etc.
  • No weapons such as guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, ,hunting knives, etc.
  • No cribs, car seats, walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission, including recalled items

If you are not sure we are happy to help. Just go to our “locations” page and find the closest store and give us a call. We will get you the answers you are looking for. If we think we can use it we will.
We will sort through and determine what can be used and if we can, we will recycle the items that can not.


WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?

Where does that money go once I donate? How do I know that my money stays local? To find out more about our mission and other donation questions click below.

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TAX DEDUCTION CALCULATOR

Did you know that you can deduct any donations made to any Goodwill location from your taxes?  It’s true! Click the link below to find out how to figure out your donations worth.

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