Donate Goods

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Where to Donate

 

 

 

Donate Goods to Goodwill Industries of the Valleys to Make a Difference

Goodwill gladly accepts donations of:

  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Linens
  • Cookware and Dishware
  • Furniture
  • Computers – any brand, any condition
  • Small appliances
  • Electronics
  • Sports Equipment
  • Collectibles, and more!

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!

Click here to find out how your donations change lives.

 

Items Goodwill Cannot Accept:

  • Televisions
  • 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
(540) 777.4929
www.free-foundation.org

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.

Donations and Tax Deductions

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.

Goodwill Valuation Guide

IRS Publication 561 – Determining the Value of Donated Property