Items We Accept

Accepted Items


Goodwill accepts donations of clean, gently-used clothing and household items. We depend on the sale of these items to support our programs and services. In evaluating appropriate donations, a good rule of thumb is to consider whether your family or friends would find the item(s) useful if you passed that item on to them. We highly recommend that you keep a detailed list of the items that you donate to any not-for-profit organization.

IRS regulations require that the donor determine the “fair market” value of the donation using purchase receipts or some method of calculating the value at resale (like online auction sites). This “fair market value” is to represent the profit that you would be able to obtain for the item(s) if you sold them yourself, or if they were sold in a thrift store or consignment shop. Please note that, similar to a car, clothing loses value dramatically from the time of original purchase, so the amount you deduct may be less than that which you initially paid for the item.

AGAIN, PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF YOUR DONATIONS BY ITEM:

See a current valuation guide here

A List of Items We Accept:

For The HomeClothing / AccessoriesElectronicsFurnitureOther
AntiquesMen's ClothingComputersWooden FurnitureBooks
CollectiblesWomen's ClothingPrintersChairsRecords
BlanketsChildren's ClothingTowersTablesMovies (VHS & DVD)
CurtainsTeen ClothingLaptopsDining Room SetsCDs (no bootleg, x-rated or homemade)
TableclothsShoesMonitorsLampsGames & Toys
CookwareBeltsKeyboardsRide-on Toys
DishesScarvesMiceRadios & Stereos
PlattersTiesPortable DVD PlayersSeasonal Items
Pots & PansPursesOther Computer-Related EquipmentSporting Goods
GlasswareWalletsClean Gardening Tools
Small AppliancesJacketsWorking Bicycles
Decorative ItemsHats
Framed PicturesReal Jewelry
Unused Office SuppliesCostume Jewelry
Small Area Rugs

Due to health, safety, environmental and other federal restrictions, we are unable to accept the following items…

Items We Cannot Accept
TVsFood or Beverages
Mattresses / Box SpringsUpholstered Furnitures
Baby Items (Strollers, High-Seats, Car Seats, etc.)Automobile Parts (Including Tires & Wheels)
Broken Toys / Incomplete Games & PuzzlesBuilding Materials
Ceiling FansConsumer Product Safety Commission-Recalled Items
EncyclopediasHazardous Materials (Gas Cans, Propane Tanks, Paint)
Hot Water HeatersLarge Appliances (Dishwashers, Refrigerators / Freezers, Washers / Dryers)
Large Swimming PoolsMagazines / Newspapers
Non-Working Electronic EquipmentScrap Metal or Lumber
ShuttersStoves
Swing SetsTrash Compactors
Venetian BlindsWindows / Doors
Large RugsLawn Mowers
Gas Powered EquipmentAir Conditioners
Used Plumbing Parts

If you do not see the item you wish to donate here, please reach out to us at 410-636-3721 or operations@goodwillches.org before taking the item to your local store, drop box location or attended donation center.