What it takes: Clothing, shoes, accessories, books, furniture, small appliances, household items, CDs/videotapes/DVDs/records, linens, and sporting equipment
What it offers: A tax deduction; Goodwill does not offer payment in exchange for donations.
Where the money goes: Proceeds go to support "people who face various obstacles to employment," including lack of work history, disabilities, limited education, language barriers, and more.
Goodwill takes donations of just about anything, but prefers that the items aren’t ripped or stained, that they work, and have all their parts and pieces. Goodwill cannot take recalled products or items that don’t meet current safety standards. Most locations allow you to bring in items during operating hours, and some will even pick up items, but call your local Goodwill to find out if it offers this service. Goodwill’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families through education, job skill training, and employment support. Roughly 87% of Goodwill’s revenue goes to providing these valuable services in your local community.
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