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:
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...
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.
Thanks to this pickup service, donating goods to a thrift store has never been so convenient!Read More...
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:
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.Read More...
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.Read More...
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!Read More...
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:
Unfortunately, we cannot accept these used baby items for health and safety reasons:
Baby gates and enclosures
Strollers and carriages
Cribs and cradles
Toys with magnets
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.Read More...
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:
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...
Online thrift store shopping is a good idea if you like thrifting! Online thrift shops, like the Goodwill online thrift store, make it easy to purchase used items from the comfort of your home. Most importantly, shopping for furniture, goods, and second hand clothes online is safe when you use a trusted online thrift shop like Goodwill.
Better yet, the money Goodwill makes from your online thrift store shopping purchase goes directly towards programs in your community. These programs provide meaningful employment opportunities for Albertans with disabilities. So, you can thrift shop online knowing you’re doing good for others!
Wondering - what is the best online thrift store near me? Check out the Goodwill online thrift store for the best and most rewarding online thrift shopping experience!Read More...
To get the item(s) you have purchased at the Goodwill online thrift store, stop by the specified Goodwill location. Our staff will have your order ready to go!
Your pickup location(s) and instructions are provided on the Checkout Page. As well, you can see an item’s pickup location under the:
Item title on the Online Thrift Store Page
Cart total on the Shopping Cart Page
When you purchase goods and second hand clothes online, they must be picked up. So, please be sure that you can pick up an item(s) at the specified location before making a purchase.Read More...
The Goodwill online thrift store makes online thrift store shopping simple! Here’s how it works.
Explore the used items and second hand clothes in our online thrift store.
When you see an item you like, click the ADD TO CART button.
Once you're done shopping, click on the Shopping Cart Icon that's located in the top, right-hand corner of your screen.
On your Shopping Cart page, you’ll see all the items in your cart and have the option to add or remove items. When you’re ready to complete your purchase, click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.
Fill in your Billing and Payment details, select a pickup date and time, and click PLACE ORDER to complete your purchase.
Before buying goods and second hand clothes online, please be sure you can pick up the item(s) from the Goodwill location specified.Read More...
You can buy second hand clothes online at the Goodwill online thrift store! In addition to second hand clothes, you can purchase used furniture, footwear, books, games, and more.
Each week, the second hand clothes and items in our online thrift shop are updated - for the ultimate online thrift store shopping experience. Best of all, when you buy second hand items from the Goodwill online thrift store, you directly support members in your community with disabilities. So, you can thrift shop online knowing you are doing GOOD for the environment and your community!Read More...
Yes, Goodwill Industries of Alberta has a Canadian online thrift store. If you live in Canada, you can thrift shop online using the Goodwill online thrift store. That said, purchased items must be picked up from a Goodwill location. Therefore, before making a purchase, please ensure you can collect your item(s) at the specified pickup location.
Looking for a Canadian online thrift store in Edmonton? The Goodwill online thrift shop has numerous items that can be picked up at Goodwill locations in Edmonton.
What about an online thrift store in Calgary? The Goodwill online thrift store is the best place for Calgary residents to do their online thrift store shopping. Check out the used items and second hand clothes above and see what is available for pick up in Calgary.
Whether you’re located in Edmonton, Calgary or another city in Alberta, next time you’re wondering - where is an online thrift store near me? - check out the Goodwill online thrift store!Read More...
Currently, Goodwill Industries of Alberta exchanges apparel and electronics only.
1. Only apparel items and electronics may be exchanged.
2. Exchanges are for items of equal or higher value.
3. All items must be exchanged within 14 days of purchase date.
4. Original receipt must accompany the items being exchanged.
5. Items being exchanged must have original tags still attached to them. (If a price tag has been tampered with, it will not be valid for exchange).
Goodwill is a non-profit organization, and our mission is to connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment. In 2018, 88.7% of revenue created by our retail operations was reinvested into making this mission a reality.
Thank you, Alberta!