What to Donate

Thank you for donating to Goodwill!

The revenue generated from your donations of clothing and household items is channeled directly back into Goodwill’s mission of providing work opportunities and skill development for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Please donate items that are in good or working condition. When Goodwill receives items that it cannot sell in its stores (broken, damaged, torn, or a safety risk) it must dispose of them, raising expenses and reducing the revenue available for its mission.

Goodwill is pleased to accept:

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  • gently-used clothing
  • footwear
  • jewelry
  • antiques & collectibles
  • books
  • CDs, records & videos
  • games & toys
  • glass & housewares
  • linens & rugs
  • artwork
  • sports equipment
  • working TVs, stereos, radios, VCRs
  • furniture in good condition
  • musical instruments
  • boats & trailers
  • motorcycles & recreational vehicles
  • automobiles
  • computers (working or nonworking)
  • and more

Goodwill does NOT accept:

  • CRT TVs
  • CRT Computer Monitors
  • Projections TVs
  • large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, etc.)
  • soiled / stained mattresses
  • metal bed springs
  • building materials
  • doors, screens, windows
  • house paint
  • infant and child car seats
  • cribs, strollers, playpens
  • hazardous household chemicals
  • magazines & newspapers
  • auto parts
  • tires & batteries
  • upright pianos & organs
  • halogen floor lamps
  • used / soiled carpeting & padding
  • copy machines
  • broken / soiled furniture
  • hospital beds
  • and more

Exceptions! Of course, there are exceptions to these guidelines. Brand new items still in packaging will most likely be accepted. All final decisions are the discretion of Goodwill.

If you have questions about specific items you would like to donate, please call Goodwill’s production manager at 231-722-7871.

Donation Calculator and Receipt Form

New! Estimate the value of your donation automatically with this handy donation calculator. It also serves as your receipt.

Calculator »


Tax Deduction

Goodwill Industries of West Michigan is a qualified 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. If you itemize your deductions on your federal tax return, you are entitled to claim a deduction for your donations to Goodwill.


How much is my stuff worth?

View our donation guidelines for estimated values of your donated items.

Guidelines pdf »