Items We Can Accept

Goodwill gladly accepts the following goods:
(Please note: The following list is not all-inclusive)

  • Men's, women's, children's, and infant's clothing and outerwear that are clean and free of tears, stains, pet hairs, and odors; vintage through new items with tags are welcome
  • Accessories in good condition, including the following:
    • Shoes, belts, handbags, and briefcases
    • Hats, gloves, scarves, and ties
    • Jewelry
  • Linens and Textiles, clean and stain-free, including the following:
    • Bedspreads, blankets, sheets, and towels
    • Curtains and draperies
    • Area and throw rugs
    • Decorative and throw pillows not used for sleeping
  • Housewares in good and working condition, including the following:
    • Dishes, glassware, and silverware
    • Cookware including pots, pans, lids, and utensils
    • Baskets, tins, Rubbermaid®, Tupperware®, and other storage containers
    • Pictures, frames, and decorative knick-knacks
    • Office and school supplies; general-use tools (no large machines)
    • Medical aids such as walkers, shower seats, wheelchairs
  • Electronics in working condition and with ALL parts, including cords:
    • Radios, stereo systems, mp3 players, VCRs, and DVD players (Due to the Digital TV Transition, scheduled for June 12, 2009, Goodwill will only accept televisions that have a coaxial cable connection or RCA inputs. Click here to find out where you can recycle your older televisions. )
    • Small appliances such as toaster ovens, Foreman Grills®, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, and portable air conditioners
    • Microwave Ovens in acceptable working condition
    • Lamps and fans that are CPSC approved (visit for more info)
    • Lawn equipment (all fuel must be removed prior to donating)
  • Art and Antiques
    • Mass produced items, signed pieces, and collectibles of any kind, including books, magazines, and comic books
  • Furniture that is clean and in good, sellable condition, free of pet hair and not ripped or torn.
    • Sofas, loveseats, chairs, recliners, desks, kitchen furniture, ottomans, coffee tables, side tables, dining sets, china cabinets, credenzas, bookshelves, nightstands, etc.
  • Computers
    • Software programs less than two years old
    • Gaming systems (Nintendo, Sega, etc.)
  • Books and Records
    • Vinyl records, cassette tapes (including books on tape), CDs, and video games
    • Hardback and paperback books, including textbooks and encyclopedias
    • DVDs and VHS movies
  • Sport and Exercise Equipment
    • Bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets
    • Treadmills, stationary bikes, ab rollers, free weights
  • Toys - ALL items must be CPSC approved
    • Dolls, stuffed animals, toys for baby through teen, and sealed games and puzzles
    • Baby equipment such as cribs, strollers, and car seats
  • Cars, Boats on Trailers, Recreational Vehicles, Trucks and Motorcycles. Owner must present title or proof of ownership as required by law. For further details, please contact Goodwill of Greater Washington at (866) 492-2770 or visit

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