Donate Goods

We thank you for your donations, because they change lives.

Donated merchandise is sold in our stores to help support our programs that empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

Because Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, you can receive a tax receipt directly upon request at the store or any other attended location. Download a valuation guide from the Goodwill Industries International website.

Make a Difference

Donate Stuff

Donate Your Gently
Used Goods

Our Stores

We Sell Them
in Our Stores

Creates Jobs

Creating Jobs
in Our Communities

How to Donate

At Our Stores

All of Goodwill’s stores accept donations of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, handbags, luggage, household goods and other items.

Find a Store

Our Donation Bins

Goodwill offers both public and private residential bins to make donating more convenient.

We can place bins in buildings with 30 or more apartments in an area where Goodwill has stores. Want to request a donation bin?

Find a Public Donation Bin

Attended Donation Centers

Goodwill’s DonationXpress centers are staffed to make it quick and easy to drop off goods and get your tax receipt.

The donations that you bring there are delivered to Goodwill stores where they are sold to provide support for our mission.

Find a Donation Center

Donation Drives

Goodwill benefits greatly from donation drives held on our behalf.

The donors vary greatly and include: scout troops, corporate offices, residential buildings, local schools, college move-outs, area stores and businesses, elected officials’ recycling events, and church drives. We bring bins to collect the donations and pick them up when the drive is over.

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Vehicle Donations

Goodwill will accept any vehicle in any condition, including cars, motorcycles, boats, trailers, and snowmobiles as long as you have a clear title in your name.

Pickups can be arranged within 24 to 48 hours, and free towing and a tax receipt will be provided.

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Pickup Options

Goodwill NYNJ offers three donation pickup options that make it convenient for you to make a donation.

The option that is the best fit for you will depend on your location, the amount you plan to donate, and the type of donation. Click below to learn more about these convenient options and contact us if you have any questions at donations.department@goodwillny.org.

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Other Ways to Contribute

If you'd prefer to make a financial contribution to Goodwill NYNJ, or volunteer with us:

Need Donation Help?

Need copies of your receipts? Have questions about what we can and cannot accept as a donation?
We're here for you. Contact our donations department by email or phone.

Email

(718) 777-6320

What We Accept

Read Our FAQ

Know Your Impact

Pre-used goods kept out of landfills

38 Million

Pounds of pre-used clothing and goods kept out of New York and New Jersey landfills to be recycled, refashioned, re-loved.

Number of donations

995,000

Number of donations given by neighbors like you.

What We Accept

From your closet

We accept
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Children’s clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Handbags
  • Luggages
  • Shoes
We DO NOT accept
  • Children’s jewelry & unsafe items
  • clothing with metal, painted applique or drawstrings
  • Anything damaged or broken

From your shelves

We accept
  • Books
  • Records; CDs & DVDs & video games
  • Clean stuffed animals
  • Vintage/collectible toys and sporting goods
  • Antiques & decorations
  • collectibles & knick-knacks
  • sports & other trading cards
  • gift cards (with balance.)
We DO NOT accept
  • old encyclopedias
  • old marked-up textbooks

Around the home

We accept
  • Flat screen TVs & monitors
  • CD & DVD players
  • game systems
  • radios
  • Vases, lamps, art, e.g., paintings, photographs, lithographs
  • Housewares - e.g., dishes, glasses, utensils, flatware
  • Small working appliances, e.g., microwaves, blenders, toaster ovens
  • Clean domestics, e.g., bedspreads, curtains, linens, blankets, and area rugs
We DO NOT accept
  • Tube TVs & CRT computer monitors
  • Gas-powered equipment and large/non-countertop appliances
  • Perishable items
  • Bathroom or kitchen fixtures
We also DO NOT accept
  • Electronics with personal data, e.g., computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones
  • Furniture, mattresses, & futons. Large appliances, large exercise equipment, bathroom & kitchen fixtures
  • Baby equipment, furniture, or toys
  • Automobile parts of any kinds of hazardous materials.
  • Recalled items
  • Medical equipment

Exceptions to the above non-acceptable items list includes vintage/collectible & clean stuffed animals, and Vehicles (call 866-492-2770) and bicycles. Goodwill will accept donations of these items.

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