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Generous donations support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.

Donation Guidelines

  • Separate clothing from household items in boxes or bags
  • Wash or dry-clean clothing
  • Clothes should be in good condition without stains, tears, missing buttons or broken zippers
  • Household goods should be undamaged, have all parts and, if applicable, be in working order
  • Keep shoes paired by using a rubber band
  • Wrap breakables in newspaper and place in boxes
  • Please box or bag all donations in amounts not to exceed 20 pounds for easier transporting
  • Test electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Do not leave items unattended outside a store or Attended Donation Center

Most Needed Items

  • Clothing
  • Shoes and boots
  • Accessories: jewelry, handbags, scarves, belts, hats, gloves and mittens
  • Domestics: linens, curtains, blankets, sheets, towels and rugs
  • Housewares: dishes, glassware, kitchen items, lamps and pictures/artwork
  • Games, toys and game consoles
  • Assembled sports equipment
  • Metal hangers
  • Antiques, collectibles and other giftware
  • Books
  • Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs, records and cassette tapes
  • Small electronics in working order: VCRs, DVD players, stereos, radios, MP3 players, GPS, cameras, video cameras and clocks
  • Small appliances in working order
  • Small power tools and hand tools in working order
  • Furniture: dressers, tables, sofas, chairs, mattresses in good condition and bed frames (except water bed frames)
  • Personal computers: monitors, hard drives, towers, laptops, tablets, eBook readers, printers, mice, keyboards and scanners*
  • Cars, trucks, boats, RVs and motorcycles**

*Goodwill’s Dell Reconnect partnership is a free program for consumers and businesses to recycle unwanted computers and peripherals – any brand and condition are accepted.  Learn more

**Call 1-800-826-0980 for information on donating. 

This list is to be used as guidelines. There may be other items not listed that we can use in the stores or which must be turned down due to size, condition or suitability.  Please refer any questions about Goodwill’s donation policy to the store manager or call (330) 724-6995.

Items We Cannot Accept

It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation.  However, we cannot accept certain items, including but not limited to:

  • Console televisions, larger floor model televisions and televisions without remotes, non-cable ready or not in working condition
  • Large household appliances: stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water heaters
  • Large electronic items that do not work: TVs, microwave ovens, copy machines
  • Upholstered furniture, mattresses and box springs with stains, tears or otherwise damaged
    •  Goodwill does accept these items in good condition
  • Disassembled furniture, sports equipment or other disassembled items
  • Baby car seats, cribs and swings
  • Building materials: carpet, carpet padding, shutters, doors, windows, toilets, lumber, concrete, bricks and stones
  • Magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias
  • Automobile parts and tires
  • Paint or chemicals of any kind
  • Kerosene and gas heaters/appliances, propane tanks, oil lamps and lamp oil
  • Electrical items with exposed wiring
  • Weapons: firearms, ammunition, knives, etc.
  • Fireworks and sparklers of any kind
  • Gas-powered equipment (lawn mowers, gas cans with gas)
  • Children’s items containing lead or phthalates
  • Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled items
  • Food

Note: Pianos, pool tables and hospital beds with mattresses in good condition are not accepted at Attended Donation Centers, but may be donated at retail locations only

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info@goodwillakron.org
330.724.6995

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