Donating Goods

Donate Your Goods to a Goodwill Store

During regular store hours, pull up to our designated donation door and someone will assist you with unloading and provide you a tax receipt. Two locations feature a 24-hour drop box for small, non-fragile items, perfect for a bag of clothes (47th & Broadway and Newton locations). Please do not leave donations outside the building after hours due to the potential for damage or theft.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is accepted?
    • Furniture & household items
    • Small appliances such as microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, etc.
    • Home decor
    • Purses, scarves & jewelry
    • Dishes & kitchen items
    • Small fitness items
    • Clothing & shoes
    • Toys & books
    • Gift Cards with balance of any amount
    • Computers and other electronics
    • Vehicles

    Find out more about giving a financial gift.

  • What can’t be accepted?

    We appreciate your generosity, but we cannot accept the following items:

    • Large Appliances – Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers & Dryers, etc.
    • Sinks, Vanities, Shower Stalls, Shower Doors, etc.
    • Doors of any type
    • Mattresses, Box Springs & Water Beds
    • Hazardous Materials: Ammunition, Firearms, Paint, Solvents, Chemicals, etc.
    • Car or Truck Parts of any kind (tires included)
    • Baby Strollers, Car Seats, Swings, Walkers & Carriers
    • Encyclopedias, Reference Books & Magazines
    • Wet items of any kind
    • Console TVs and Console Stereos
    • Large Exercise Equipment
  • How do I donate old computer equipment?

    In partnership with Dell, Goodwill is proud to accept and responsibly recycle your unwanted e-waste. This includes computers, tablets, printers, monitors, cables, cell phones and other electronic accessories.

    For a full list of accepted items and more information, visit Dell Reconnect.

  • How do I donate a vehicle?

    We accept vehicles in all conditions, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, airplanes, RVs and sports vehicles.

    To donate your vehicle: fill out this online form and one of our donation specialists will call you back to arrange your vehicle donation. For questions or to set up your donation by phone, call the Goodwill Vehicle donation line: (866) 492-2770 (Operators are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.) For additional information, visit Goodwill Car Donation.

  • Can I claim my donation on taxes?

    Goodwill Industries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means that you can deduct the fair market value of all material donations you make to us from your federal income taxes. It is up to you to assign a value to your donations. Fair market value is considered to be the price a willing, informed buyer would pay for an item.

    For more information, the government publishes regulations regarding charitable contributions and determining the fair market value of property. See IRS Publication 561 in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For your convenience, click here for a value range of commonly donated Goodwill items.

  • Do you offer estate sale services?

    Goodwill works with businesses that conduct estate sales to pick-up donations following a sale. Contact Keelie to learn more about this service.

  • Do you offer consignment?

    Gray Willow Fashion Exchange is a seasonal pop-up consignment store. It accepts high-quality, gently-used men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, purses, costume jewelry and home decor. Learn more about consigning and watch for upcoming sales. If your items don’t sell, you have the option to donate them to Goodwill.

  • Can I drop off items after hours?

    Please do not leave donations outside the building after hours due to the potential for damage or theft. Two locations feature a 24-hour drop box for small, non-fragile items, perfect for a bag of clothes (47th & Broadway, in Wichita, and Newton locations).

  • Can you pick up my donations?

    Goodwill Industries does not a have a home pick-up service. We do have several stores located conveniently around the area for you to drop off your donations. Many times your church, neighbor or friend can deliver the items for you, if you don’t have transportation.  Special arrangements can be made for commercial state sales*.

    We have our trucks out daily, so if you have some large furniture items and no way to deliver them to our store, we can make arrangements to pick them up on one of our truck routes. The truck routes are in the Wichita area including some select local towns (Derby, Andover, etc). Furniture must be in good resalable condition with no stains, breaks, rips, missing parts, weathering, animal hair or excessive wear. Our drivers cannot enter your home so your furniture donation must be placed on the driveway or curb.

    The average time to schedule a home pick up from one of our truck routes is typically two weeks. Goodwill’s Dispatcher will place you on the scheduled day for either an afternoon or morning pickup, and then call you approximately an hour before time. Because of the costs associated with driving a large truck around the city, and the high volume of cancellations, if there is no answer when the phone call is made, the truck will not come by for a pick-up. If you miss your pick-up time, you will need to call Goodwill to have the pick-up re-scheduled, if so desired.

    *Large volumes of donations (whole households, commercial accounts, etc) will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

     

To make a cash donation or for information about planned giving, please visit the Supporting Our Cause page.