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What To Donate: Goodwill's Donation Guide

Find out what we love to receive!

Every donation you make to Goodwill goes towards enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities. In fact, 89% of our revenues go towards helping Albertans with disabilities find meaningful employment.
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GOOD Donations

List of good items for donation
New & gently used clothing that is laundered and clean
Footwear
Housewares
Linens and furnishings
Furnitures
Sporting equipment
Artwork
Collectibles
Jewellery & accessories
Holiday items
Toys
Games
Books and media
Bags
Purses
Towels

NOT so GOOD donations

While we’d love to take all donations, there are some items that we just can’t accept. To keep our customers safe, please find other destinations for the listed item.

Items that create health and safety risks for staff or new owners

Items require testing we cannot perform
Large appliances, like fridges
Computer monitors
Printers
Laptops
Ceiling fans
Cannot accept illegal items
Guns and ammunition
Replica guns or play guns
Paintball BB
Pellet
Fireworks
Potentially hazardous items
Aerosols
Cleaners & Chemicals
Paint
Barbeques
Gas-powered lawn mowers
Snowblowers
Fluorescent & ceiling lights
Lava lamps
Items only accepted when in their bag/box
Air mattresses (must be new)
Christmas trees
Tents

Items that create health and safety risks for staff or new owners

Furniture & Fixtures
Bed frames with springs
Waterbeds
Hide-a-bed
Desks with metal parts
Upholstered furniture
Wet or soiled furniture
Toilets
Sinks
Appliance & Household Items
Mattresses
Vertical blinds with cords
Curtain rods
Pianos
Halogen lamps
Console, non-flat screen TV
Linoleum rolls & underlay
Carpeting
Others
Motors
Ski & snowboard equipment with bindings
Bicycles
Swing sets
Medical Supplies
Personal care items
Water coolers
Building supplies and construction materials
Car parts

Items legislated against resale

For Babies
Baby gates and enclosures
Strollers and carriages
Cribs and cradles
Playpens
Swings
Walkers
Bath seats
Bath rings
Toys with magnets
Highchairs
For Young Children
For Young Children
Bed and safety rails
Booster seats and car seats
Bike and sports helmets
Hockey face protectors
Lawn darts
Large wooden playsets
Children's jewellery
Children's sleepwear
Clothing with drawstrings
Toyboxes without lid stops
For Adults
For Adults
Tanning equipments
Used cosmetics
Portable disc players
MP3 players
iPods
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