What We Accept

At Goodwill Houston your donations create jobs and opportunities for others. Learn more about how we put your material donations to work here. To create an online record of your donations, go to our Donor Instructions Video. You can learn more about how your financial donation change lives and make a financial donation using our online donation form.

Goodwill Houston truly appreciates all the generous donations we receive. However, there are some items that we do not accept. Some of them, by law, cannot be resold. Others are dangerous to handle and/or very expensive to dispose of if they are not sold. Some items are simply not safe to resell, such as used infant car seats that may have been involved in an accident. Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for supporting Goodwill Houston. 

What we love

(Yes, Please!)

  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Artwork & Frames
  • Household Linens
  • Bicycles
  • Bolt of Fabric
  • Books
  • Cars, Boats & RVs
  • CD’s, DVD’s, Records & Videos
  • Clothing, Purses & Accessories (Infant to Adult
  • Computers, Printers & Accessories
  • Cookware, Dishware & Utensils
  • Crafts (Packaged Sets)
  • Electronics (Radios, Stereos, Flat Screen TVs & Small Appliances)
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Giftware & Knick Knacks
  • Glassware
  • Hand Tools & Small Power Tools
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Jewelry
  • Lamps (with or without Shades)
  • Office Supplies
  • Pictures & Frames
  • Shoes
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toys
We Do not accept

(No, Thanks…)

  • Air Conditioners
  • Blinds (Unless in Original Package)
  • Carpeting & Carpet Pads
  • Construction Material
  • Copiers
  • Food
  • Gas Powered Tools
  • Hazardous Products/Waste (Paint, Oil, etc)
  • Hospital Beds, Water Beds
  • Infant Cribs, Playpens, Car Seats & Strollers
  • Large Household Appliances
  • Mattresses, Box Springs, Bed Pillows
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Metal Desks/Metal Filing Cabinets
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Personal Care Items
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Recalled Items
  • Recyclables (Paper, Glass, Plastic, Aluminum)
  • Unframed Glass/Mirrors
  • Toilets or Commodes
  • Toxic or Flammable Chemicals
  • Tube TVs
  • Water Heater
  • Wire Clothes Hangers

Community Impact

9,555

People Served by Workforce Development

1,989

Veterans Served

14,650

Lives Touched

2,671

People hired by Goodwill Houston

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