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 Goodwill stores. When someone buys your item, we use that money to fund job training and other services for those with disabilities and disadvantages RIGHT HERE in our eight-county service territory. (Athens, Fayette, Hocking, Jackson, Ross, Pickaway, Pike, and Vinton counties).
Maximizing the value of your donations is important to us. In 2019, we used 87 percent of revenue to support and grow programs that result in significant social impact for your community members in need of work.
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.
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.
What Items Are Accepted At Our Stores?
- Personal computers
- Televisions (ONLY NON TUBE TYPE)
- Clothing, shoes and boots
- 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) etc.
- Other large items
- 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
- No 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
There Are Many Other Ways To Donate As Well
Call for more information: (740) 702-4000
When you drop off your donations at Goodwill, you can request a receipt from a Goodwill associate. 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