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hank you for donating to Goodwill!

The revenue generated from your donations of gently used clothing and household items is channeled directly back into Goodwill’s mission of providing the workforce development programs that help people build skills and gain work experience so they can find and keep jobs right here in Western New York. Items that are unsold are recycled, creating an additional funding stream for our programs.

When Goodwill receives donations that are on the list of items below that we are unable to accept or items that are not recyclable, it must dispose of them, raising expenses and reducing the revenue available for our mission.

Goodwill is Pleased to Accept

Red and blue striped sweater

Gently-Used Clothing

Pair of black leather shoes

Footwear

Gold watch with brown leather band

Jewelry

Antique Tiffany-style table lamp

Antiques & Collectibles

Stack of hardcover books

Books

12-inch vinyl record

CDs, Vinyl, & Videos

Chess board with chess pieces

Games & Toys

Stainless steel bar set with shaker and bar tools

Glass & Housewares

Off-white square pillow

Linens & Rugs

Painting of a town and bridge in an ornate gold frame

Artwork

Red, white, and blue basketball

Sports Equipment

Black flat screen TV

Working Flat ScreenTVs & Home Audio/Theater

Beige armchair

Furniture in Good Condition

Violin

Musical Intruments

Silver laptop computer

Computers*

...and More!

*Donating a computer? Donors are responsible for removing data from their hard drive and storage media.

Donate Your Automobile

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to Goodwill of Western New York. Visit the link below and a representative from the CARS Donation Program will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction, while supporting Goodwill’s mission of changing lives through the power of work.

Find Out More

Well-maintained gray vintage sedan

Goodwill Cannot Accept

Due to safety and other concerns, there are certain items we must say “no thank you” to.

Vintage CRT TV

CRT TVs

Old CRT computer monitor

CRT Computer Monitors

White front loading washing machine

Large Appliances

Off-white mattress

Mattresses & Box Springs

Stacked pile of red bricks

Building Materials

Large can of paint

Hazardous Chemicals & Paints/Solvents

Several AA batteries

Batteries

Child car seat, red and black

Car Seats, Cribs, etc.

(That do not meet current safety standards)

Pile of old newspapers

Magazines & Newspapers

Tire for an automobile

Auto Parts & Tires

Antique dagger with wooden handle

Weapons & Explosives

Single incandescent lightbulb

Light Bulbs & Ballasts

Worn oriental rug

Soiled Carpet/Padding

Worn antique armchair

Soiled/Broken Furniture

Commerical-grade hospital bed

Hospital Beds

Donation Centers at Our Retail Stores

We accept donations at all of our retail locations during store hours. Most of our stores include a drive-up donation center for your convenience.

Attended Donation Center Trailers

Our Attended Donation Center trailers are conveniently located in Tops Market plazas throughout the Western New York area. 

 

*Please donate during scheduled hours. Please do not leave items outside Goodwill Stores or Donation Centers after hours since unattended donations are often damaged, vandalized or stolen.

Tax Deduction

Goodwill of Western New York is a qualified 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. If you itemize your deductions on your federal tax return, you are entitled to claim a deduction for your donations to Goodwill.

Please ask for a receipt when you drop off your items. Approximate values for commonly donated items can be found here:


Tax Guide