Donation Tips

When you donate to Goodwill, it benefits both you and the community. You give your gently used items a second life and get a tax receipt. People in our community receive job training and get a second chance at life. You can help Goodwill operate more efficiently by donating only things that can be resold in our stores.

Please use the lists below as general guideline for donating.

You can also download a complete list of donation do's and dont's here.

    Please Donate:

  • Accessories
  • Books/DVDs
  • Clothing
  • Computers (all types)
  • Furniture
  • Housewares
  • Small Appliances
  • Toys

    Please Do Not Donate:

  • Ammunition
  • Auto Parts
  • Chemicals
  • Large Appliances
  • Mattresses/Box springs
  • TVs of any kind
  • Cribs
  • Items in Poor Condition or in need of repair

Want to know what your donation is worth?

Click here to visit for information on determining the value of donated property.

Goodwill Industries of Central NC and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC have teamed up to fight hunger in the Triad. We've made all of the Goodwill donation locations in the Triad permanent drop-off locations for Second Harvest as well.

When you are packing up your clothes and household items to donate to Goodwill, don't forget to bring your non-perishable food donations as well. It's one way that you can help Goodwill and Second Harvest build a better a better community.