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Donation Tips

When you donate to Goodwill, you are helping both you and individuals with disabilities in the River Region and surrounding areas. By recycling your items you can no longer wear or need, you get a tax receipt and help someone else. You can help Goodwill operate more efficiently by donating only items that can be resold in our stores. Please use the lists below as general guidelines for donating.

Valuation Guide

Internal Revenue Service regulations establish that for a contribution of $250 or more, you can claim a deduction only if you obtain a written donor tax receipt from the qualified organization. You generally can deduct your cash contributions as well as the fair market value of any property you donate to qualified organizations. The fair market value of most household or personal items is generally much less than the price paid when new. You should claim only what the item would sell for at a garage sale, a flea market, or a second-hand or thrift store. You must fill out Form 8283 if your total deduction for all non-cash contributions is more than $500.

Items that Goodwill gladly accepts

  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Automobiles
  • Bedspreads and Blankets
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Cookware
  • Dishes
  • Pictures
  • Furniture
  • Games and Toys
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Lamps
  • Office Supplies
  • Electronics
  • Shoes
  • Certain Appliances
  • Sporting Goods

Items that Goodwill will not accept

  • Baby car seats
  • Baby strollers
  • Big copy machines
  • Bowling balls
  • Butan gas tanks
  • Carpet
  • Computer monitors, unless they are flat screen
  • Console stereos
  • Dishwashers
  • Floor T.V.’s older than 1995
  • Hospital beds
  • Hot water heaters
  • Large outside air conditioning units
  • Mattresses with stains
  • Metal bath tubs
  • Metal desks
  • Mirrors without frames
  • Office furniture
  • Paint
  • Pianos
  • Ping pong tables/pool tables
  • Printers
  • Stripped out computers
  • Water beds

Donors are vital to fulfill our role of helping people with disabilities go to work