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92% of your donation goes directly into providing jobs and supporting employment programs for Albertans with disabilities.

About Goodwill Second Hand Store Donation Centres in Alberta

Want to donate used items to a second hand store but not sure where to drop off donations? Goodwill has 25 donation centres across Alberta - located throughout Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Leduc, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, and St. Albert.

Best of all, Goodwill makes donating goods to a thrift store easy! Just stop by one of our donation centres during operating hours (specified above) to drop off donations at our thrift store. At the donation centre, you’ll find a thrift store drop box for donations. Place your items and/or clothing donation in the drop box, and our staff will do the rest!

So, next time you’re wondering - Where can I drop off an old clothes donation near me? - head to your local Goodwill used clothing store donation centre!

Why Donate Used Items to Goodwill Donation Centres?

Donating goods to our thrift store means doing GOOD for the environment and your community!

When you donate used items to Goodwill, you prevent goods from reaching the landfill while supporting people in your community with disabilities. That’s because 91% of the proceeds from your item or clothing donation are used to provide employment support and opportunities for Albertans with disabilities. Thus, donating to a Goodwill second hand store means supporting a brighter and more sustainable future.

Make a difference in your community by donating to a Goodwill used clothing store today!

Assembly of Products

We help organizations throughout Western Canada complete projects in the fields of assembly, manufacturing, and packaging while employing people with disabilities. We proudly work with:
  • Suncor to assemble bolt kits
  • Telus to assemble NEDCO wires;
  • Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association Hotel Cleaning Cloths;
  • EECOL Electric solar bracket kits and cables.
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What can you bring to a thrift store to donate?

Wondering what you can donate to Goodwill second hand stores? Here’s a list of some common (and not-so-common) items that you can drop off at our donation centres.

Clothing Donations

The following items can be donated at Goodwill used clothing store donation centres.

  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Footwear

Please ensure your clothing donations are new or gently used. As well, please wash and dry all items before you drop off donations at our thrift store.

Item Donations

At our second hand store donation centres, you can donate used items like:

  • Housewares
  • Linens and furnishings
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Sporting equipment
  • Artwork
  • Collectibles
  • Jewellery and accessories
  • Holiday items
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books and media
  • Bags
  • Purses
  • Towels

Please Note: The donation lists above are not exhaustive. 

Not sure if you can donate an item to our used clothing store? Check out our What To Donate page before donating goods to our thrift store, or call us at 1-866-927-1414.

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Donation Pickup

Don’t have time to drop off donations at the thrift store? No problem - you can still donate used items! Goodwill has partnered with College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling to offer donation pickup.

College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling will pick up your item and clothing donations and deliver them to Goodwill. They will also pick up donation items that Goodwill cannot accept. These items will be taken to another second hand store, used clothing store, or recycler - helping to divert goods from local landfills.

To see if College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling provides donation pickup in your area or to schedule a pickup, visit our Donation Pickup page.

Get Involved with a Goodwill Donation Drive

Want to get involved and give back? A Goodwill Donation Drive is the perfect way to support your local community!

Partner with Goodwill to host a Donation Drive, and you’ll help keep goods out of the landfill while supporting individuals in your community with disabilities. The staff at your local Goodwill used clothing store will help you organize and plan your event. Plus, we’ll provide promotional materials to help make your Donation Drive a success!

Want to organize a Donation Drive in your community? Learn more - Goodwill Donation Drives.

Donate Today and Make a Difference

Goodwill second hand stores are the best place to donate used items - whether you’re cleaning out your closet, decluttering a room, or clearing an entire home.

Stop by a donation centre today to drop off donations to our thrift store and know that you’re doing GOOD in your community!

Thrift Store Donations: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions about item and clothing donations at Goodwill.
  • Where can I donate sheets and towels near me?

    You can donate sheets and towels at Goodwill Donation Centres across Alberta. With 25 used clothing store donation centres to choose from, there’s guaranteed to be a location to donate used items near you.

    Drop off donations at our thrift store donation centres in:

    Calgary

    Edmonton

    Grande Prairie

    Leduc

    Sherwood Park

    Spruce Grove

    St. Albert

    When donating goods to our thrift store (like sheets and towels), please ensure the items are new or gently used. In addition, sheets, towels and clothing donations should be laundered before they are donated to our second-hand store.

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  • Who will pick up donations in my area?

    Unfortunately, Goodwill does not have a pick-up service due to infrastructure and services not being available. If you would still like to donate and require a pick-up service, please contact College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Removal. Please be aware College H.U.N.K.S. is a private enterprise and a fee will be associated with a donation pick-up. They will pick up items, including appliances, furniture, exercise equipment and more and deliver these donations to a Goodwill donation centre.

    College H.U.N.K.S. website.

    College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling picks up donations in the following areas.

    Edmonton

    Southwest Edmonton

    South Edmonton

    Pleasantview

    Sherwood Park

    Beverly

    Balwin

    Northeast Edmonton

    Westmont

    Bonnie Doon

    Garneau

    St. Albert

    Jasper Place

    Acheson

    West Edmonton

    Woodbend

    Devon

    Nisku

    Beaumont

    Looma

    Fort Saskatchewan

    Bremner

    Thanks to this pickup service, donating goods to a thrift store has never been so convenient!

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  • What clothes should not be donated to a second hand store?

    Clothes that should not be donated to a second hand store include ripped, stained, damaged or dirty items. You should not donate used items and clothes in poor condition because these items cannot be resold. Instead, damaged or dirty clothes should be recycled, upcycled or disposed of.

    In addition, for health and safety reasons, some types of children’s clothes should not be donated. This includes:

    Children's sleepwear

    Kids’ clothing with drawstrings

    Remember that although some clothes should not be donated to a used clothing store, this doesn't mean your clothing donation must go to the landfill! Used clothing can often be repurposed. So, please try to recycle or upcycle damaged, dirty or disallowed clothing items before putting them in the garbage.

    For a comprehensive list, please visit our GOOD Donations vs. Not-so-GOOD donations page.

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  • Do you have to wash clothes before donating?

    Yes, you have to wash clothes before donating them to a second hand store. Clothing donations should also be new or in good condition. 

    If you donate used items and clothing that is not washed and dried, it may need to be disposed of. This is unfortunate - especially if you wanted your used clothing to find a new home! However, this protocol is necessary to protect our staff and customers.

    Please Note: Although unwashed clothing donations cannot be sold at Goodwill used clothing stores, we do our best to keep items out of the landfill. Therefore, instead of tossing unwashed clothes in the garbage, we send these items to textile recyclers whenever possible.

    Wondering - where can I take an old clothes donation near me? Check out the Goodwill donation locations above to find out where to drop off donations at a thrift store near you.

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  • What happens to the clothes you put in the donation bin?

    Goodwill Industries of Alberta only has donation bins with partner eco-stations and landfills. You can see a full list of list of where Goodwill Donation bins are located by visiting the where to donate page.

    Donation bin donations are processed and priced before being put on the shelf. At Goodwill, our staff sorts through donated items and removes anything that cannot be sold, including damaged and soiled clothes.

    Part of our mission at Goodwill is to prevent clothing and other goods that can be repurposed or upcycled from reaching the landfill. Therefore, clothing donations that cannot be sold at our used clothing stores are sent to textile recyclers or salvage vendors. There, these items are processed and used for various alternative purposes. For example, fibre filling, insulation, etc. So, when you donate used items and clothes to Goodwill, you can be sure they will be put to good use!

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  • Where to donate used baby items near me?

    You can donate used baby items at a Goodwill Donation Centre near you. Goodwill’s used clothing store donation centre locations and opening hours are listed above. Stop by any time during our operating hours to donate used items or drop off clothing donations!

    Goodwill accepts the following used baby items:

    Baby clothes

    Baby footwear

    Toys

    Books, etc.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept these used baby items for health and safety reasons:

    Baby gates and enclosures

    Strollers and carriages

    Cribs and cradles

    Playpens

    Swings

    Walkers

    Bath seats

    Bath rings

    Toys with magnets

    Highchairs

    Car seats

    Children's sleepwear

    Clothing with drawstrings

    Toyboxes without a lid stop

    Please Note: The lists above are not comprehensive. If you are unsure whether a used baby item can be donated to our second hand store, please call us at 1-866-927-1414. Alternatively, visit one of our donation centres near you, and our staff will be happy to help with item and clothing donation questions!

    If you would like to seek out a second option for donating baby items, we strongly urge you to visit Basically Babies.

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  • Where can I donate sheets and towels near me?

    You can donate sheets and towels at Goodwill Donation Centres across Alberta. With over 30 used clothing store donation centres to choose from (plus donation bins at local eco-stations, throw n' go stations and landfills), there’s guaranteed to be a location to donate used items near you.

    Drop off donations at our thrift store donation centres in:

    Calgary

    Edmonton

    Grande Prairie

    Leduc

    Sherwood Park

    Spruce Grove

    St. Albert

    When donating goods to our thrift store (like sheets and towels), please ensure the items are new or gently used. In addition, sheets, towels and clothing donations should be laundered before they are donated to our second hand store.

    Read More...
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