IT’S MORE THAN JUST CLOTHES

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO DONATE TO GOODWILL

When you donate to Goodwill, you’ve taken the opportunity to become a job creator and make a significant difference in the lives of individuals living in your community. After you drop off your shirts, shoes, blankets, electronics and other items, we sell them in one of our 8 Goodwill stores. When someone buys your item, we use that money to fund job training and other services.

Maximizing the value of your donations is important to us. In 2016, we used 83 percent of the revenue generated through your donated stuff to support and grow programs that result in significant social impact for your community members in need of work.

Want to know just how much good your donations are doing? After you drop off your items at Goodwill, use our Donation Impact Calculator [available in the Goodwill locator] to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation and other services you’ve helped provide.

And finally, a word of warning: some thrift stores solicit donations under the name of a charity, but as little as five percent of the money generated from these donations may actually go to the charity. Find out more (PDF) about the charities you’d like to support before making a donation.

We thank you.

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WHERE DO WE START

It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation when those donations help to fund Goodwill programs. However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable or containing hazardous materials. Other times, the item must be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or refurbish than it can be sold for in our stores. Our donation attendants are trained to know what we can and cannot accept, and will help guide you to other possibilities for donations we cannot use.

  • Personal computers
  • Televisions (ONLY NON TUBE TYPE)
  • Clothing, shoes and boots
  • Jewelry
  • Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves
  • Books, records, compact disks, video tapes and DVDs
  • Games, toys and sports equipment
  • Housewares:dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps and small appliances
  • Collectibles, antiques, knick-knacks and other giftware
  • Hand tools and small power tools
  • Domestics: linens, curtains, blankets, etc.
  • Electronics: Stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc.
  • Furniture: Dressers, tables, sofas, bed frames, (except waterbed frames) et.
  • Other large items

If you are not sure we are happy to help. Just go to our “locations” page and find the closest store and give us a call. We will get you the answers you are looking for. If we think we can use it we will.
We will sort through and determine what can be used and if we can, we will recycle the items that can not.

  • No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally-unfriendly wast products
  • No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
  • No large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves/oven, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters, large console stereos, freon-based appliances, etc that are not in working condition
  • No personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairsprays, shavers, curling irons
  • No fragrance items
  • N mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and waterbed frames
  • No carpet or carpet padding
  • No plumbing fixtures or building materials
  • No traditional recyclables such as glass, newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, magazines, junk mail, etc.
  • No weapons such as guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, ,hunting knives, etc.
  • No cribs, car seats, walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission, including recalled items

If you are not sure we are happy to help. Just go to our “locations” page and find the closest store and give us a call. We will get you the answers you are looking for. If we think we can use it we will.
We will sort through and determine what can be used and if we can, we will recycle the items that can not.

Being a job creator is easy!

Just follow these three steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Stuff

Walk around your home and collect items you and your family no longer need — that shirt that’s been hanging in the back of your closet for three years, the toy trike your five-year old has outgrown, the holiday gift from grandma you never quite found a place for, etc.

Step 2: Give Them a Look Over

Donating items that are in working condition, contain all of their pieces and parts, and are free of stains and rips is the best way to ensure that your goods do the most good.

Step 3: Go to Goodwill

Ready to drop off your items? Just use our locator at the top of the page and find your closest Goodwill of South Central Ohio location. Donating a lot of items? We offer donation pickup services – give us a call to find out what’s available in your area at 740-702-4000

Each year, we also get together with our partners to offer unique donation drives, giving you the chance to drop off your items at retail stores, college campuses and more. Stay tuned to this space for information about new opportunities to donate through our partners.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION

CAR DONATIONS

YEP WE NEED THOSE TOO

DONATE A VECHICLE

We take used vehicles as well. If you are interested in donating just visit any retail location and the store manager will help you with the process. If the vehicle is usable within our fleet you will get to claim full Blue Book value on your taxes as a donation. If it’s salvage you will claim the amount collect by Goodwill. Please contact us for more info.

WHAT'S IT WORTH?

PLANNED GIVING

LEAVE A LEGACY OF "GOOD"

WILLS & BEQUESTS

Once you have taken care of your loved ones, please consider designating Goodwill of South Central Ohio as a direct or remainder beneficiary in your will. Through your bequest, you can provide a gift that ensures future services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment and independence.

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CORPERATE DONATIONS

SET THE EXAMPLE FOR YOUR PEERS AND EMPLOYEES

DONATE SURPLUS INVENTORY TO GOODWILL

Think of Goodwill the next time your business needs to dispose of surplus merchandise, supplies and business equipment, or simply recycle your electronics. Your tax-deductible donation will help transform lives.
Free up valuable warehouse space while creating jobs in your local community for someone who might have a disability or disadvantage.

MONEY DONATION

CONISDER IT A DOWN PAYMENT ON CHANGING SOMEONE'S LIFE

FINANCIAL DONATIONS TO GOODWILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Goodwill gives people chances, and we need your support to assure they succeed. We ask for you to financially support people who have a desire to improve their lives and move out of financial dependency into independence. When you give, you make a difference. You change a person’s life!

TAXES AND YOUR DONATIONS

When you drop off your donations at Goodwill, you’ll receive a receipt from a donation attendant. Hang on to this receipt – at the end of the year, you can claim a tax deduction for clothing and household items that are in good condition.The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires you to value your donation when filing your return. To get started, download our donation valuation guide, which features estimates for the most commonly donated items. DONATIONS VALUATION GUIDE