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
Antiques & Collectibles
CDs, Vinyl, & Videos
Games & Toys
Glass & Housewares
Linens & Rugs
Working Flat ScreenTVs & Home Audio/Theater
Furniture in Good Condition
*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.
Goodwill Cannot Accept
Due to safety and other concerns, there are certain items we must say “no thank you” to.
Mattresses & Box Springs
Building Materials including Toilets and Sinks
Hazardous Chemicals & Paints/Solvents
Magazines & Newspapers
Auto Parts & Tires
Car Seats, Cribs, etc.
Weapons & Explosives
Light Bulbs & Ballasts
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.
*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.
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: