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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.

Learn about all the ways you can give

Goodwill is Pleased to Accept

Red and blue striped sweater

Gently-Used Clothing

Pair of black leather shoes


Gold watch with brown leather band


Antique Tiffany-style table lamp

Antiques & Collectibles

Stack of hardcover 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


Red, white, and blue basketball

Sports Equipment

Black flat screen TV

Working Flat ScreenTVs & Home Audio/Theater

Beige armchair

Furniture in Good Condition


Musical Intruments

Silver laptop computer


...and More!

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


Goodwill accepts donations at all of its stores and at conveniently located attended donation trailers across Western New York. At any of our sites, a friendly donation attendant will come to your car, unload your donations, and provide a tax receipt upon request.

Mobile Donation Unit

A new free service that parks a Mobile Donation Unit in your driveway for up to three days. Load it up with your donations and we will pick it up. Perfect if you are moving, for estate cleanouts, or community events.

Priority Pickup

We have partnered with The Junkluggers to provide this discounted fee-based pickup services that will help load you items and donate them to Goodwill or dispose of responsibly.

Goodwill Cannot Accept

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

White front loading washing machine

Large Appliances

Off-white mattress

Mattresses & Box Springs

Stacked pile of red bricks

Building Materials including Toilets and Sinks

Large can of paint

Hazardous Chemicals & Paints/Solvents

Several AA batteries


Child car seat, red and black
Commerical-grade hospital bed

Hospital Beds

Worn oriental rug

Soiled Carpet/Padding

Pile of old newspapers

Magazines & Newspapers

Tire for an automobile

Auto Parts & Tires

Car Seats, Cribs, etc.

Antique dagger with wooden handle

Weapons & Explosives

Single incandescent lightbulb

Light Bulbs & Ballasts

Worn antique armchair

Soiled/Broken Furniture

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

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