Acceptable Items
to Donate to Goodwill

Please review this list OF items we accept. your donations help us place 4 people in the workplace every day!

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota's unique “donate-shop-reuse-educate-employ” model diverts over 60M pounds from landfills annually and brings us one step closer to a world where everyone experiences the power of work. The best part? Proceeds from the sale of donated goods support our programs that help eliminate barriers to work and independence for people in your own community.

Donations can be made at our 49 convenient drive through Goodwill locations (excluding Gina + Will and Second Debut). Donations are accepted during normal business hours and one hour prior to store opening. We do not have a pick up service.


ITEMS
ACCEPTED

APPAREL
  • Women's clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Men's clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Children's clothing, shoes and accessories

BATTERY OPERATED ELECTRONICS

  • Radios and receivers
  • CD players
  • Boomboxes
  • Headphones

BOOKS

  • Hard- or soft-covered books
  • College textbooks
  • Fiction and nonfiction books

miscellanEous

  • Bicycles
  • Holiday Ornaments
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sporting Goods
    (See seasonal for Skis)

SMALL ELECTRONICS

  • VCRs
  • DVD players
  • Stereos and speakers
  • Kitchen items
  • Games and toys

FURNITURE IN GOOD CONDITION
(NOT TORN OR BROKEN)

VEHICLES IN ANY CONDITION:

  • Cars
  • RVs
  • Trucks
  • Boats

SCHEDULE FREE PICK UP OF YOUR VEHICLE.

ITEMS NOT
ACCEPTED

APPLIANCES
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Microwaves

ELECTRONICS

  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Laptops
  • Large exercise equipment
  • Printers
  • Televisions

furniture

  • Mattresses, box springs
  • Water beds and sleeper sofas
  • Baby furniture and equipment

Other items

  • Carpeting
  • Consumer product recalled items
  • Electrical fixtures and bulbs
  • Building and plumbing materials
  • Gas-powered equipment
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Household chemicals, including paint and cleaning supplies*
  • Automotive materials*

* Environmental regulations require that we dispose of these items in a safe, responsible manner. High disposal costs take funds away from job training and placement programs.

SEASONAL ITEMS ACCEPTED

  • Artificial Christmas trees are ONLY accepted from Oct. 1 to Dec. 25 and must be in the original box. They are NOT accepted at any other time.
  • Skis, poles and ski boots are ONLY accepted from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31.

Alternative Disposal & Recycling Sites


Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Federal Tax ID: 41-0706171.