Individuals may donate to Goodwill by bringing items to a drop-off location, advises Goodwill.org. In some areas pick-up service is available for large donations, and patrons are advised to contact donation centers regarding this service. Locations and phone numbers for individual drop-off locations are available on Goodwill's official website.
Clothing donated to Goodwill should be in good condition and without rips or stains, explains Goodwill.org. Items should also be functioning properly and have all their parts or pieces. Additionally, Goodwill cannot accept donations that are not safe, such as recalled or banned products. Information on questionable donations can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Patrons are advised to contact the chosen drop-off location regarding uncommon donations such as computers, vehicles and mattresses.
Contributions to Goodwill are tax-deductible and a receipt is given at the time of donation for this purpose, according to Goodwill.org. Patrons are expected to value donations at the time of drop-off, and a donation valuation guide is available on Goodwill's official website to assist in this process. Items donated to Goodwill are sold either in its stores or on its auction site, and the proceeds are used to fund services such as job training, career counseling and resume preparation.