Donate Clothing and Goods

Just because you no longer need something, it can still be useful. Before throwing it away, consider donating it to us.

Goodwill Columbus accepts donations of gently-used clothing, furniture, household items, computers and electronics for resale in our retail stores. All proceeds from your donation are used to provide services to people with developmental disabilities and other barriers here in Columbus. Your donations stay local, and directly help people in this community.

Donations may be made at any of our retail stores or at any of our Attended Donation Centers in Franklin County. Revenue generated from the sale of items in our stores is put back into rehabilitation and job training for individuals with disabilities and other barriers in Central Ohio.

But what if you have a torn or soiled shirt that you think Goodwill may not be able to use? Donate it. What about a cookie sheet with burn marks? Donate it. Or just one shoe, but not a pair? Donate it. If an item cannot be used in our retail stores, it will be recycled. Be assured that glass, wood, plastic, ceramic, and decorative items such as figurines, knick-knacks are not thrown away as they have viable recyclable value. Every effort is made to recycle items that are not sold in our stores, so that they do not end up in landfills.

TV Donations

We no longer accept tube televisions. However, we do accept flat screen televisions. If you have an old tube-style television that you want to get rid of, see our information on our e-waste program.

Items We Accept

Goodwill can accept a wide variety of donations, including:

  • Clothing (Men’s, Women’s, Children’s)
  • Coats / Jackets / Gloves / Hats
  • Professional / Formal Attire
  • Shoes (All Sizes & Conditions)
  • Linens / Bedding / Towels
  • Blankets / Sheets /Decorative Pillows
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Small Appliances & Clocks
  • Toys / Board Games
  • Bicycles / Skateboards
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Some Furniture

Please see our full list of items we can accept as donations.

Donation Valuation Guide

We have compiled a Valuation Guide for Goodwill donors to help you assign value to your donated goods for your tax returns. Please check with your accountant on the details of how to claim donated items on your taxes.