<<Donation Guidelines Posted: 02-25-2014

This list includes all items that Goodwill of Greater Washington considers acceptable items to donate. We gladly accept the following items (Please note: The following list may not have all items listed):

  • 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
  • Furniture:
    • We will no longer accept large furniture donations due to the limited space in our stores.
  • 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, Goodwill will only accept flat-screen tvs
    • 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
  • 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
  • Computers & Software:
    • Software programs less than two years old
    • Gaming systems (Playstation, XBox, Wii, Nintendo, Sega, etc.)
  • 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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Furniture Donations Notice

Goodwill no longer accepts furniture donations due to the limited space in our stores.