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Accepted Donations

Goodwill accepts the following items in good, working condition:

Small Appliances/Stereos
Cars/Trucks/RVs/ Boats/Motorcycles
Dictionaries/Text Books/Encyclopedias
Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Furniture
Kitchen, Cookware and Decorative Items
Furnishings
Computers and all Peripherals
Records/CDs/Tapes/DVDs/Video Games
Sporting Goods and Exercise Equipment
Shoes
Toys
Unopened Non-perishable Food
Small Home Medical Equipment (Walkers, Canes, and Shower Seats)

The cost of disposing certain items takes away from funds we invest in our employment and training programs. We appreciate your donations and your help in keeping unsafe, broken or non-working, recalled or banned items out of our stores.

Goodwill cannot accept the following items:

Televisions
Pianos and Organs
Mattresses/Box Springs
Firearms/Fireworks/Ammunition
Air Guns/Paintball Guns
Paint and Flammable Materials
Dangerous Materials
Large Household Appliances
Building Materials
Car Seats
Items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Goodwill operates a number of 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.

Taxes and Your Donations

When you drop off your donations at Goodwill, you’ll receive a receipt from a donation attendant. Hang on to this receipt! You may be able to claim a tax deduction for clothing and household items that are in good condition. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires you to value your donation when filing your return. To get started, download our donation valuation guide, which features estimates for the most commonly donated items.

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