Your donations help transform lives! Goodwill Southern California serves individuals with disabilities or other vocational disadvantages, as well as businesses seeking qualified employees, by providing education, skills training, work experience and job placement services. Please help us continue serving the community by donating acceptable items from the list below. Keep in mind that we do not repair, refinish or reupholster, and there are several items we cannot accept, also listed below. PLEASE NOTE: Click Here for Donation Drive Guidelines which differ slightly from our regular store and donations center guidelines. Thank you.
Our Stores and Donation Centers accept the following items that are in new or gently used condition:
• Accessories: shoes, purses, belts, hats, etc.
• Antiques and collectibles
• Area rugs
• Audio/Visual equipment
• Bedspreads, blankets, sleeping bags, comforters and other linens: kitchen, bathroom, bedroom
• Bicycles and wheeled toys
• CD’s, DVD’s, records and videos
• Clothing: men’s, women’s, children’s
• Computers and accessories
• Cookware and utensils
• Craft items
• Curtains and draperies
• Electronic equipment and e-waste (anything with a cord or battery operated, working or not)
• Furniture: sofas, bed frames, head and footboards, tables, chairs, dressers, etc.
• Games and toys
• Giftware and knick knacks
• Glassware and dishware
• Hand tools and small power tools
• Holiday decorations
• Home decor
• Lamps (with/without shades)
• Office furniture and supplies
• Pianos and organs (stores only, please call ahead)
• Pool tables (stores only, please call ahead)
• Small appliances
• Sporting goods and sleeping bags
• Televisions, VCR’s and DVD players
Goodwill does not accept items that are in need of repair, incomplete or in poor condition (other than e-waste). In order to comply with environmental hazard and public safety rulings, as well as liability issues, Goodwill does not accept the following items:
• Automotive parts and equipment
• Appliances (Large)
• Bed pans and port-a-potty’s
• Beds: hospital beds, mattresses, box springs, waterbeds, air mattresses, sofa beds, futons, and pillows
• Blinds (unless in original package)
• Bolts of fabric
• Carpeting and carpet pads
• Construction materials, plumbing fixtures
• Exercise equipment
• Food, drinks, and other consumables
• Garages door openers
• Garden equipment
• Gas powered tools
• Guns, knives, bows and arrows, ammunition, etc.
• Hazardous products/waste: paint, oil, etc.
• Infant items: cribs, playpens, car seats, walkers, strollers, and high chairs
• Magazines and newspapers
• Recyclables: paper, glass, plastic and aluminum
• Water filtration systems and water heaters
For bulk donations or for large appliances please contact:
Additional Donation Tips and Information
- Return plastic bags to grocery stores where they are recycled and turned into plastic lumber.
- Recycle junk mail or use it as scratch paper. Opt out of junk mailing lists at dmachoice.org.
- Recycle unwanted styrofoam packing peanuts at your local packaging store. Also, try using biodegradeable, starch-based packing peanuts.
- No poisons, paints, solvents or other toxics in our landfills, or at our stores and donation centers please! Ask your trash or recycling company if they offer a toxics drop-off day.
- Recycle single-use and worn-out rechargeable batteries like those used in cell phones, computers or power tools. Go to earth911.com to find a drop-off location near you.