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Donating 101

July 13, 2021

Here’s your one-stop shop for what you can and cannot donate at Goodwill! Tune in for a fun way to get to know our donating guidelines. 

donating guidelines poster with image of store behind


goodwill poster on donating large appliances
Poster on goodwill donation center

Do you accept glassware and silverware?

Yes! We accept houseware including cookware, dishes, silverware, glassware, artwork and picture frames, luggage, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, comforters, curtains, and towels.

image of dishes, silverware, glassware

image of small kitchen appliances
goodwill poster on donating small appliances

Do you accept broken housewares?

No. Please do not donate broken houseware items. 


Do you accept furniture?

Yes, we accept antiques, most bedroom furniture, chairs, couches, rugs, headboards, dining tables, etc. Furniture donations are only accepted at our store locations and Corporate Campus Donation Center.

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Do you accept broken, soiled or damaged furniture?

Because we’d like to ensure every item is in good condition for our customers, please do not donate any broken or damaged furniture.

Do you accept mattresses?

Yes! Mattresses and metal bed frames are accepted only at our Santa Ana Corporate Campus Donation Center located at 410 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana, CA 92703. 

goodwill poster on donating strollers and car seat

goodwill poster that says they cannot accept strollers and car seat


Can you discard unwanted electronics?

Yes! When outdated TVs, computers, printers and electronics pile up, turn to Goodwill of Orange County as your safe and responsible solution for disposal.

goodwill poster on donating electronics

goodwill poster that says they accept electronics

Can you donate electronics even though they do not work?

Yes, we accept anything with a cord or battery working or not, including televisions, computers, monitors, DVD players, radios, stereo systems and power tools.

Do you accept batteries of any size or type?

No, unless it is contained in the electronic device.

Goodwill’s electronics recycling space image

If I donate my computer, will you wipe the hard drive? 

Yes, Goodwill’s electronics recycling team safely wipes hard drives and removes all data before reselling or recycling any donated electronics. 

Thank you for furthering Goodwill’s mission through your life-changing donations.

Have more questions about what you can and cannot donation? See our full list of what we are able and unable to accept here: Find A Location – OC Goodwill.

Goodwill helps people who are facing barriers to find and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride, and dignity. Whether you shop online at or visit our stores, you will find a great selection and amazing deals at Goodwill of Orange County. To find a store or donation center near you, visit 

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