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When you donate to Goodwill, your unwanted items are sold in our retail stores and online. With the money raised from these sales, Goodwill creates lifelines for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency. Your donation makes a positive impact on the community and the environment. Donating to Goodwill provides many benefits such as job training programs and employment placement services to people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment. This practice also offers the community an environmentally healthy alternative for the disposal of unwanted, but still useable items.


For more information, call our donation hotline at
(302) 252-3210



Goodwill accepts the following items in good, working condition:

• Appliances/Stereos
• Cars/Trucks/RVs/ Boats/Motorcycles
• Dictionaries/Text Books/Encyclopedias
• Clothing
• Furniture
• Household Items
• Furnishings
• Computers and all Peripherals
• Records/CDs/Tapes/DVDs/Video Games
• Sporting Goods and Exercise Equipment

Goodwill cannot accept the following items:

• Mattresses/Box springs
• Televisions
• Firearms/Fireworks/Ammunition
• Paint and Flammable Materials
• Dangerous Materials
• Items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Goodwill operates 18 convenient donation centers throughout Delaware and Delaware County, PA, Our Goodwill associates are eager to assist you and are available to accept your donations 7 days a week.

We suggest that large furniture items be donated at your local Goodwill store location for best donation assistance. Also, appliance donations are gladly accepted at The Goodwill Center at 300 E. Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, Delaware.


Pick up Information.

Goodwill offers pick-up service for organizations, businesses, churches, neighborhood associations and schools that would like to donate:
• Overstock
• Surplus inventory
• Collaborative collection of accepted donated items

Questions or comments? Contact Beverly Wright, Donated Goods Manager at 1-866-317-2299 ext.600



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Computers too!

All of our donation locations participate in Goodwill’s Reconnect computer recycling program. The partnership between Goodwill and Dell Computers makes it convenient for more than 42 million U.S. households to drop off computers and related accessories for free, responsible recycling. The collection sites in Delaware and Delaware County bring the total of Reconnect collection sites to 2,200 across the United States and Canada.

The Reconnect program has created hundreds of green jobs for Goodwill employees who manage the recycling program. Reconnect has allowed Goodwill to expand its sustainability policy and recycling practices. We are pleased to be partnering with Dell to expand our electronics recycling efforts to raise revenues to support our mission.

The Reconnect partnership between Goodwill Industries International and Dell, which started in 2004, allows the public to drop off used computers and other electronics for no-cost recycling. Thus far, the program has diverted more than 170 million pounds of e-waste from landfills and created about 250 green jobs, with Goodwill employees managing the collection and disassembly of the equipment.

The donated equipment meeting the program’s quality criteria is resold, and devices needing repair are either refurbished or broken down into parts to be recycled by Dell partners. This program supports Goodwill’s job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.

Donors recycling through Reconnect can be confident that their equipment is disposed of responsibly. In 2009, Dell became the first major computer manufacturer to ban the export of non-working electronics to developing countries as part of its global electronics disposal policy.




Look who's giving Goodwill a helping hand!

The Better Maid Service is a local home cleaning service that gives their customers an extra level of customer service by taking your unwanted, gently used items to your local Goodwill store. For more information, visit their website at


Did you know?
Nearly 500,000 individuals donated clothing, electronics, toys and housewares to Goodwill in 2012. We recycled over 13,000,000 pounds of textiles and other materials that otherwise would end up in a Landfill.
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