How to Donate Stuff and Create Jobs

Donations to GoodwillⓇ help create jobs. Use this guide to learn how to donate stuff and create jobs. Let's get started!

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How to Donate Stuff and Create Jobs
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Find stuff to donate. A good place to start is your closet, basement or garage. In addition to clothing, small appliances & home decor, some Goodwill locations accept computer equipment and vehicles.

Find stuff to donate. A good place to start is your closet, basement or garage. In addition to clothing, small appliances & home decor, some Goodwill locations accept computer equipment and vehicles.

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Gather items in one place.

Gather items in one place.

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If donating electrical equipment or battery-operated items, it is helpful to test them out first. Also, we appreciate it if all clothes are washed or dry cleaned.

If donating electrical equipment or battery-operated items, it is helpful to test them out first. Also, we appreciate it if all clothes are washed or dry cleaned.

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Check out our donation tips at goodwill.org.

Check out our donation tips at goodwill.org.

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Go to goodwill.org and use your zip or postal code to locate a donation center. If you aren't sure if your local Goodwill accepts something you wish to donate, just give them a call.

Go to goodwill.org and use your zip or postal code to locate a donation center. If you aren't sure if your local Goodwill accepts something you wish to donate, just give them a call.

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Donate your items!

Donate your items!

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Get a receipt so you can claim a tax deduction later.

Get a receipt so you can claim a tax deduction later.

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Use the impact calculator on goodwill.org to see the impact of your donation.

Use the impact calculator on goodwill.org to see the impact of your donation.

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Pat yourself on the back! Not only do you have less stuff, but your donation has helped create jobs.

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