Revenue gained through the sale of donated goods helps fund job training and employment services for disadvantaged and disabled people in our community. All donations are tax-deductible.
Goodwill accepts donations of the following:
Clothing & Accessories – All seasons of men’s, women’s, children’s and infants’ clothing, shoes and accessories.
Household Items – Cookware, dishes, silverware, glassware, pictures and luggage. Sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, blankets, comforters, curtains, drapes, towels and washcloths. Dining tables and chairs, bedroom furniture, and baby furniture, including cribs and carriages.
Working Appliances – Televisions, VCRs, toasters, radios, stereo systems, electric frying pans, irons, mixers, blenders, vacuum cleaners, lamps, fans, coffee pots, can openers, humidifiers and telephones.
Computers/Electronic Equipment – Monitors, printers, keyboards, photocopiers, fax machines, typewriters and cellular telephones.
Household Textiles – Sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, blankets, comforters, curtains, drapes, towels and washcloths.
Furniture – Antiques, dining tables and chairs, bedroom furniture, baby furniture including cribs, carriages.
Sports Equipment – tennis rackets, basketballs and goals, golf clubs and bags, and exercise equipment.
Bikes and bike parts
Used Cars – you may donate a car to Goodwill’s Cars for Work Program.
Items We Can’t Accept
It’s hard to say no to a donation. However, the costs and risks associated with the handling or disposal of certain items uses funds that would otherwise be used to support our job training and employment programs. Unfortunately, Goodwill cannot accept the following items:
- Children’s car seats
- Drop-down gated cribs
- Clothing items that are wet or soiled
- Furniture or large household items that are extremely soiled or damaged
- Hazardous, flammable or toxic materials (painter, thinners, gasoline, kerosene, oil, household cleaners, etc.)
- Live plants or animals, fish, birds, etc.
- Newspapers, magazines, household trash and garbage
- Used automobile parts (doors, fenders, motors, tires, batteries, etc.)
We also request that large furniture items please be taken to the nearest Goodwill retail store.
Unfortunately, Goodwill cannot accept the following types of television sets:
- Non-Cable Ready Televisions: Because of the switch to digital from analog signal in 2009, non-cable-ready televisions cannot be connected to digital converter boxes and will have no resale value. If Goodwill were to accept non-cable ready televisions, we would incur over $2 million in disposal costs in just one year.
- Physically Broken / Damaged Televisions: These items are potentially dangerous and have no resale value. Goodwill employees risk injury and Goodwill will incur the costs of disposal.
- Large Console Model Televisions: These items are extremely heavy and present a safety hazard to our employees.
- Non-Working Televisions: These items are potentially dangerous and have no resale value. Goodwill employees risk injury and Goodwill would incur the costs of disposal.
Items that cannot be accepted by Goodwill due to our inability to sell them can be recycled at local recycle centers. Disposal charges may apply. Large furniture items should be taken to the nearest Goodwill retail store.
To request collection of bulky items, such as mattresses, large appliances and damaged furniture, call Solid Waste Services at 704-336-7600 or click here for more information. The Salvation Army may use some mattresses and appliances but you must call first to find out: 704-332-1171.
We truly appreciate your support by donating clothing and household items to Goodwill. The sale of these items provides the resources for our job training and employment programs that provide the skills, training and confidence for thousands each year to find work in our community.