About Donating

Goodwill transforms your donations into employment and training programs that help people find jobs. We gratefully accept donations of items that can be sold in our stores to support our programs.

All donations to Goodwill are tax-deductible. While Goodwill cannot establish or confirm a value for your donations of items, you can use this valuation guide. Please visit www.irs.gov to learn more about itemizing donated goods.

Goodwill partners with Second Harvest Food Bank and has designated a number of locations as drop-off sites for both Goodwill and Food Bank donations. Look for locations with the apple icon to find drop-off site nearest you.

What to Donate

There isn’t much we don’t take. And, donations to Goodwill are often tax deductible (visit irs.gov for guidelines). Your stuff may not be new to you, but it’s new to us. Every bit goes a long way in funding job training and career services across northwest North Carolina. Donations can be made at any Goodwill store or donation center. Find the one nearest to you.

Most needed items include:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Furniture
  • Linens
  • Accessories like purses and belts
  • Jewelry
  • Small appliances like toasters, blenders, and coffee makers
  • Household goods like pots, dishes, and home décor
  • Toys
  • Books and DVDs
  • Computers
  • Vehicles

It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation. However, if an item is not in saleable condition, Goodwill incurs costs to handle or dispose of the item.
Download our Donation Guidelines for a list of items we cannot accept.

Computer Recycling

Residential Computer Recycling – Dell Reconnect

Dell Reconnect, a program operated in partnership between Dell and Goodwill®, provides free drop‐off recycling to allow consumers to responsibly recycle any brand of used computer equipment, in any condition, at more than 2,000 participating Goodwill locations in the U.S.  To date, more than 900 million pounds of computer electronics have been responsibly recycled through Goodwill since the partnership with Dell began in 2004. Recent model computers are refurbished and resold, giving local families a chance to buy computers and other hardware at a great price while providing revenue for Goodwill’s employment and training services. Some computers may require extra preparation before they are donated, so remember to remove your personal data from hard drives or other storage media before bringing your equipment to Goodwill.

For more information on Reconnect, visit goodwillnwnc.dellreconnect.com.

Commercial Computer Recycling

Goodwill also operates a free computer recycling program for businesses and governmental agencies. Donated computers suitable for sale in Goodwill stores are processed using specialty software and high-quality standards to destroy personal data left on all hard drives. Older computers are demanufactured and hard drives are destroyed. For more information or to schedule a commercial pickup, please call 336-499-8980.

Goodwill Certified Computers

As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, Goodwill sells used laptops and desktops at our store at 2760 Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. Units include Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Home and Business 2010 and antivirus software.

Business Donations

Our corporate partners play an instrumental role in our ability to generate revenue to support our services through the contribution of overruns, excess inventory, seconds, and unwanted or soon-to-be-replaced property and supplies. For more information, please email or call 336-499-8980.

Financial Donations

When you donate financially to Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, 100 percent of the funds you give are used to support our mission. You can feel good about donating to our organization – we are nationally recognized for responsible stewardship. In addition, your support stays local – we are a local, community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides services in 31 counties in northwest North Carolina. For more information on our mission and sustainability, visit our About page.

On behalf of the thousands of people who come to us for hope, opportunity, and a chance for a better life – thank you for your generous support of Goodwill’s mission.

Click here to make a secure financial donation online.

If you would prefer to make a financial contribution by check, please make your check out to Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC and mail to PO Box 4299, Winston-Salem NC 27115-4299. Donations are income tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal tax ID 56-0588474. No goods or services were given in consideration for this donation. 

Vehicle Donations

Goodwill accepts donations of vehicles – cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, campers, RVs and more – running or not! Donate online in minutes at goodwillcardonation.org or call the 24/7 donations line at 866-233-8586.

Success Outfitters

Goodwill’s Success Outfitters program provides people with limited resources a way to obtain appropriate clothing for interviews and working on-the-job at no cost. When you donate gently used clothing to Success Outfitters, you enable members of our community to make a great first impression and gain the confidence they need to get back into the workforce. Anyone can donate to Success Outfitters at any time – businesses, churches, educational organizations and individuals. Items collected which are not appropriate for Success Outfitters are donated to Goodwill’s retail operations which underwrite additional workforce development programs. For more information, please email or call one of the locations below:

  • Asheville/Buncombe County: 828-298-9023
  • Lexington/Davidson County: 336-236-8021
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County: 336-724-3621, x11332
Residential Pickups

Goodwill has recently partnered with ReSupply, a veteran owned and operated residential donation pickup service. ReSupply offers donation pickups in 48 hours or less and will pick up everything that you would like to donate, regardless of staircases or disassembly. ReSupply does charge a fee for this service, depending on the items you wish to donate. Please rest assured that ReSupply will deliver your donations to Goodwill Northwest NC where they will be sold in our stores to generate funding for our mission. Thank you for your generous support of Goodwill!