Ways to Donate
Donate your ‘stuff’ including new and used clothing, housewares, and computers to one of more than 20 locations or attended donation centers throughout Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio. Find the Goodwill location closest to you.
Donating to Goodwill benefits you too:
- Ohio Goodwill donations are tax deductible. We even help you determine your Goodwill donation’s value with Goodwill Industries International’s Valuation Guide for Goodwill Donors (PDF).
- Donating to Goodwill is convenient. We ensure your donations are treated safely and with respect.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Financial contributions are tax deductible. When you make a gift of money, you help Goodwill spark positive economic, social, and environmental change in our communities.
Another way to donate to Goodwill is through sponsorship. Consider becoming a partner by:
- Hosting a Donation Drive
- Company Give Back
What items can I donate?
Goodwill gladly accepts most items for donation. However, certain child safety or state laws prohibit Goodwill from accepting and/or selling certain products. Some items are too costly for Goodwill to handle or sell. For a comprehensive list of donations, we do and do not accept, reference our donation guide (PDF).
Can I donate my car?
Goodwill graciously accepts vehicle donations through our partnership with Insurance Auto Auctions. For more information on how to donate your vehicle to Goodwill, please call 866-699-5719.
Do you offer at home donation pickups?
Currently, we do not offer home pick up services. But we do offer many convenient donation centers near you. Learn more about our Donation Drives and Company Give Backs.
- Do I get a tax-deductible receipt for my donations?
Why should I donate to my local Goodwill?
Donations and shopping at Goodwill help generate the funds we need to offer job and life skills training to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Take a second to watch one of our Success Stories to see how your donations make an impact.
What happens to donations that don’t sell in the store?
If items are not sold, they are sent to our Canton Outlet Store where they are sold by the pound. What is not sold at our outlet is then recycled. In fact, we were able to divert more than 11.2 million pounds of material from local area landfills last year!
Do your stores accept donations?
Yes, all of our retail stores and Attended Donation Centers (ADC’s) accept donations during business hours through our donation drop-off centers. Simply drive up to the donation drop-off area and a Goodwill representative will assist you in unloading your donations! Find a location near you.
Is Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio a non-profit organization?
Yes. Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) organization. Any ‘profits’ are reinvested back into its mission.
If you have a donation-related question, please contact us, we’ll be happy to help!
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