Public donations are the lifeblood of Goodwill’s retail operation. We accept gently used clothing, furniture, housewares, working electronics and many other items. These items are then resold through our chain of thrift stores and the revenues help fund our employment, free job training and placement services for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

So remember when you are dropping off your donation it means more than a clean closet and a charitable tax deduction, it’s a way to support your community.

Determining Used Goods Donation Value

  • When you drop off your donations at Goodwill, you’ll receive a receipt from a donation attendant. Hang on to this receipt – at the end of the year, you can claim a tax deduction for clothing and household items that are in good condition.
  • The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to value your donation when filing your return. Get started with our donation valuation guide, which features estimates for the most commonly donated items.
  • Want to manage your donation records electronically? Goodwill has partnered with to help you keep track of your donated items and their value throughout the year. Get started for free today and enter the promo code goodwill to save 20 percent off of a paid membership.