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

Gently-Used Clothing



Antiques & Collectibles


CDs, Vinyl, & Videos

Games & Toys

Glass & Housewares

Linens & Rugs


Sports Equipment

Working Flat ScreenTVs & Home Audio/Theater

Furniture in Good Condition

Musical Intruments


...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

Goodwill Cannot Accept

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


CRT Computer Monitors

Large Appliances

Mattresses & Box Springs

Building Materials

Hazardous Chemicals & Paints/Solvents


Car Seats, Cribs, etc.

(That do not meet current safety standards)

Magazines & Newspapers

Auto Parts & Tires

Weapons & Explosives

Light Bulbs & Ballasts

Soiled Carpet/Padding

Soiled/Broken Furniture

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

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​Goodwill of Western New York

1119 William Street

Buffalo, New York 14206

(716) 854-3494

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