Donate Goods to Goodwill Industries of the Valleys to Make a Difference
Goodwill gladly accepts donations of clothing and household items including: accessories, toys, books, linens, furniture, computers-any brand, any condition, small appliances, and electronics.
Goodwill sells these donations in retail stores to generate needed revenue to operate Work and Training programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
When choosing what to donate to Goodwill, please give items that you would give a friend or what would likely sell in our stores. And remember, if you don’t use it, don’t need it, don’t want it – donate it!
Goodwill will no longer accept televisions
The revenues generated by the sale and recycling of donated goods helps to fund job training and employment programs in our community. The rising cost of recycling televisions is taking away from Goodwill’s ability to support our mission. Therefore, Goodwill will no longer be able to accept televisions. Other electronics, such as computers and related hardware and small appliances, will still be accepted and appreciated as these are able to be recycled responsibly while also providing critical revenue to support Goodwill’s mission. It is suggested that individuals wishing to dispose of a television should contact their local municipality for recycling or disposal options.
Items Goodwill Cannot Accept
- Major Appliances
- Mattress or Box Springs
- Cribs, Strollers, Playpens, Car Seats, Other Infant Furniture
- Tires, Batteries
- Paint, Chemicals, Cleaning or Gardening Chemicals
- Kerosene or Gas Heaters
- Upholstered Furniture that is torn, stained or soiled
- Fuel Tanks, Gas Grill Tanks, Oxygen Tanks
- Wet or Badly Stained Items
- Garbage or Trash
Donate Your Vehicle
Your vehicle donation can help people in your community achieve the pride, dignity, and self respect that come from earning a paycheck.
Click here to begin the vehicle donation process. For more information on donating your vehicle to Goodwill call (800) 826.0980.
Donate Rehabilitative Equipment
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and the Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment (FREE) have developed a medical adaptive equipment recycling program. The goal of the program is to help people with disabilities become more independent through the collection, recycling, and distribution of mobility-related rehabilitative equipment. Greater mobility leads to functional independence and improved quality of life.
Goodwill retail stores are the collection point for donations of equipment. Donations are tax deductible and all donors will receive a receipt. The donated equipment will then be recycled through a process of sanitization, inspection and repairs. People with disabilities and disadvantages participating in Goodwill’s workforce development programs will perform the sanitization process while FREE will provide the technical staff to make any necessary equipment repairs. FREE will distribute the equipment to qualifying adults with medical and financial needs resulting from injuries or illnesses.
Your donations of gently used mobility-related equipment will not only provide a piece of needed equipment to an individual with a disability, but will also provide training and employment opportunities for Goodwill program participants.
For more information about the recycling program or to apply to receive an assistive device, contact FREE at:
PO Box 8873 Roanoke, VA 24014
Mobility-related equipment needed include*: power chairs, scooters, portable ramps, wheelchairs, tub benches, tub chairs, lift chairs, canes, toilet seats, bedside commodes, and walkers.
*The program cannot accept respiratory machines, communication devices, blood glucose monitors, lifts for vehicles, computers or other similar equipment.
Donors interested in claiming tax deductions should keep itemized lists of all donations. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires donors to value their items allowing tax payers to deduct the fair market value of each item.
To help guide you, a link to Goodwill’s Valuation Guide is below. Prices are only estimated values, and assume that the items are in good used condition or better. For additional information a link to the IRS Publication 561 – Determining the Value of Donated Property is also below, or visit the IRS online.