<<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):

  • Accessories in good condition:
    • Shoes, belts, handbags, and briefcases
    • Hats, gloves, scarves, and ties
    • Jewelry
  •  Furniture: We’re pleased to announce that Goodwill of Greater Washington is once again accepting furniture donations. However, due to an ongoing lack of adequate storage space, we ask that donors refrain from donating any oversized items including large furniture and exercise equipment. Thank you for your patience as we continue to manage the large volume of goods donated by our generous community.
  • 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: ALL BRANDS, ALL PARTS, ANY CONDITION
    • 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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