Accepted Items

We Gratefully Accept the Following Items:


  • Clothing – Women’s, Men’s, Children’s
  • Shoes and Boots
  • Jewelry, Purses, and Accessories

Books, Media and Toys

  • Books
  • DVD’s, CD’s, Records, Videos
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toys and Games
  • Bicycles

Household Goods and Furniture

  • Housewares – Dishes, Kitchen Utensils
  • Small Appliances
  • Home Décor – Lamps, Paintings, Baskets
  • Linens
  • Art
  • Rugs
  • Furniture (excluding upholstered items)
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Hardware & Tools

Electronics and Computers

  • Electronics
  • Computers & Software
  • Cameras
  • Working Flat Screen Televisions & Computer Monitors

Bring your working or broken computers to Goodwill and we will ensure they are properly recycled for free.

Other Conditions:

Since the IRS prohibits charitable organizations from assigning or determining the value of your contributions, please call us if you would like to donate your special treasures such as gold or silver jewelry, precious gems, original artwork, vintage clothing, and antiques.

Contact our main office at 616.532.4200 or 800.294.4742 for more information.

We’re sorry but we cannot accept the following items due to safety concerns.

  • Automobile Parts of any kind (including tires and car batteries)
  • Fire Arms or Ammunition
  • Hazardous Materials including Fuels (such as gas, oil, diesel fuel, and propane), Paint, Paint Thinner, Insecticides, Flammables and Poisonous Materials
  • Electronic and Kerosene Heaters
  • Building Materials
  • Large Appliances such as Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, and Hot Water Tanks
  • Used Mattresses, Box springs, Water Beds, and Sofa Sleepers
  • Upholstered Furniture
  • Carpet and Padding
  • Cribs, Car seats, Walkers or Other Products that DO NOT meet the Current Safety Standards or the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (
  • CRT (Tube) Televisions and Computer Monitors
  • Non-working Flat Screen Televisions & Computer Monitors

Why does Goodwill not accept some items?

All donations that Goodwill can sell in its stores are greatly appreciated. However, when Goodwill receives items that cannot be used it requires additional resources to be used that decrease the amount of resources allocated to helping people with job training and placement.

Some items that Goodwill cannot accept may be able to be recycled through your local city or county recycling center. Residents of Kent County can go to for more information.

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