Your old jeans that are too small can do big things for others. By giving to Goodwill, you are doing much more than just funding and supporting our training and employment programs. You are helping someone in our community earn family-sustaining employment. As a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, all donations to Goodwill are tax-deductible and are accompanied by a donation receipt.
Frequently Donated Items
We accept new or gently-used donations of clothing, electronics and household items at any of our 30-plus convenient store locations or attended donation centers. Furniture donations may also be dropped off at any of our retail stores. Items that we always appreciate include:
- Shoes and fashion accessories
- Collectibles and antiques
- Books, music and movies
- Housewares and home decor
- Household textiles and bedding
- Small Appliances
- Computers and related accessories
- Electronic equipment
- Sports equipment
- Toys and video games
- Flat-panel televisions (working or non-working)
Items We Cannot Accept
It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation. However, there are some items we simply can’t accept because they are excessively soiled or broken, too costly to dispose of, or have been recalled due to product safety issues. Safety is very important to us, so we encourage everyone to be aware of potential product safety hazards before donating. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “Would I give these items to a friend?” If the answer is no, please consider other ways of disposing of your materials.
Items Goodwill cannot accept include:
- Mattresses and box springs
- Hazardous, flammable or toxic materials
- Children’s car seats or drop-side cribs
- Items that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Non-flat screen TVs
If you have any questions about what may or may not be accepted, please call (704) 393-6880. To request disposal of bulky items (such as mattresses, large appliances or damaged furniture), call Solid Waste Services at (704) 336-7600.
Cash donations, bequeaths, and other gifts further our mission of changing lives through the power of work by supporting general operating expenses and community-based programs. Click here for more information on making a financial donation.
Goodwill accepts cars and other vehicles, including boats and other recreational equipment, in running and non-running condition. Click here for more information.
Donation Pickups (Charlotte metro area only)
Goodwill offers free pickup services for large, gently-used furniture in excellent condition, clothing, shoes, electronics and other household items. We require you to have at least two or more large furniture items in order to complete the home pickup request. Check out our Donation Pickup page to schedule your next pickup or call (704) 393-6880 for more information.
The Goodwill Solution
Moving soon? Goodwill will drop off and pick up a donation container for you to fill with things you don’t want to take with you. This service is available for residential and business owners, and the best part is, it’s free! During your move, Goodwill (in partnership with Pack Rat) will place a temporary storage shed on-site. As you are deciding what to keep, what to throw out, and what to donate, The Goodwill Solution is the most convenient way to donate unwanted items – from electronics to furniture – without having to leave your property. To find out more about the Goodwill Solution, please contact LaCarrie Woodard at 704-393-6880.
Thank you for giving to Goodwill.
We appreciate your donations, but we need your help to ensure that what you give helps Goodwill change lives. Please do not drop off donations outside of our donation sites after they have closed. Items left after hours may be stolen or damaged by weather conditions. Your careful stewardship helps us ensure maximum impact of your donations.