The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires donors to value their items when filing their tax returns. To help guide you, we have compiled commonly donated items. Our valuation guide assumes the donated items are in good condition. Please note that these are estimated values.Download our Donation Value Guide
Through the sale of donated clothing, household items and other useable goods, Goodwill improves lives in our community. With Goodwill's support, job seekers, individuals with disadvantages or disabilities, and other members of our community gain self-esteem and become independent, self-sufficient citizens. Donating & shopping with Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth helps someone find a job.
So just what happens when you donate that old shirt or toaster to Goodwill?
- You drop off your unwanted items at one of our conveniently-located stores or donation centers.
- Goodwill employees, most of whom are disabled or disadvantaged, sort, tag, and sell the items at one of our fifteen area stores.
- Store revenues pay for the wages and benefits of our employees.
- Store revenues also fund many other Goodwill services such as our Computer training classes, our free job placement program, and GED classes.
Please call 817-332-7866 for more information.
Donating Do's & Do Nots
Be certain your donation benefits you and Goodwill by doing the following:
- Separate clothing from household items in boxes or bags.
- Wash or dry-clean clothing. Keep shoes paired by using a rubber band.
- Wrap breakables in newspaper and place in boxes.
- Test electrical equipment (wrap cords around items) and battery-operated items.
- Include all pieces and parts to children's games and toys.
- If donating a vehicle, include clear title and keys.
- Clean computer hard drives of personal and business information and include the operating system.
Postmark or hand-deliver all financial contributions by December 31.
DONATION DO NOTS
- Leave items unattended outside a collection center.
- Donate broken or soiled items.
- Give items that have been recalled, banned, or do not meet current safety standards. For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Thank you for your donation. Please know it works to improve lives in our community.