Donate Stuff

Donating to Goodwill is fast, easy, and convenient. Even better, when you donate to Goodwill, your donation helps someone find a job, strengthens your community, and preserves the planet. We accept donations at each of our stores across Kentucky, and your donations are tax deductible.

If you have an unusually large quantity of items to donate, or you work for a business that is offloading furniture or other large items, please contact our Director of Transportation & Logistics at 502-648-3974.

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Donate Stuff

Donating to Goodwill is fast, easy, and convenient. Even better, when you donate to Goodwill, your donation helps someone find a job, strengthens your community, and preserves the planet. We accept donations at each of our stores across Kentucky, and your donations are tax deductible.

If you have an unusually large quantity of items to donate, or you work for a business that is offloading furniture or other large items, please contact our Director of Transportation & Logistics at 502-648-3974.

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Tax Deduction Info

If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you are entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your donations to Goodwill.

Financial donation: If you donate financially to Goodwill, keep a copy of the acknowledgment letter from Goodwill for tax purposes.

Goods donation: Market values are based on items in good condition and may vary from one region to another. Consult a local tax advisor who is familiar with market values in your region, and keep the donation receipt(s) that is available at the time of your donation.

As a convenience to our donors, we have identified the following tax guides available from the Internal Revenue Service and several websites that may assist you in valuing your donations for tax purposes. Goodwill endorses neither accuracy nor appropriateness of the valuations listed. Please consult with your tax advisor for actual deductibility of your donation.

Determining the Fair Value of Property: Defines “fair market value” and helps donors and appraisers determine the value of property given to qualified organizations (Publication 561).

Noncash Charitable Contributions: Applies to deduction claims totaling more than $500 for all contributed items (Form 8283).

Charitable Contributions: Explains which organizations are qualified to receive deductible charitable contributions, the types of contributions you can deduct, how much you can deduct, what records to keep, and how to report charitable contributions (Publication 526).

Donate a vehicle

Donate a vehicle to help a local family. Help put Kentuckians behind the wheel so they can get to work.

  • Free Tow
  • Tax Advantage
Goodwill Kentucky donate a vehicle

Donate your time

Calling all volunteers! Do you have skills and talents to share with the public, our program participants, or our employees who face challenges in achieving long-term success on the job? We have needs for the following:

  • Professional mentors:
    • Legal counseling
    • Financial literacy
    • Homeownership
    • Spiritual guidance
  • Speakers Bureau representatives
  • Tutors
  • Mock interviewers
  • Social media ambassadors/bloggers

Interested? Please see the volunteer application form, or contact Martha Stephenson, Director of Development, at martha.stephenson@goodwillky.org or 502-272-1702.
To complete court-ordered community service requirements, please call or visit your local Goodwill store and speak with the manager on duty.

Goodwill Kentucky volunteers

Make a gift

You might be thinking, “Why does Goodwill need my money? Don’t they sell things in their stores?” While selling donated items is a primary way Goodwill funds mission-related services, financial gifts are equally important. Your gift is tax-deductible, and we appreciate every penny.

Tax Deduction Info

If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you are entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your donations to Goodwill.

Financial donation: If you donate financially to Goodwill, keep a copy of the acknowledgment letter from Goodwill for tax purposes.

Goods donation: Market values are based on items in good condition and may vary from one region to another. Consult a local tax advisor who is familiar with market values in your region, and keep the donation receipt(s) that is available at the time of your donation.

As a convenience to our donors, we have identified the following tax guides available from the Internal Revenue Service and several websites that may assist you in valuing your donations for tax purposes. Goodwill endorses neither accuracy nor appropriateness of the valuations listed. Please consult with your tax advisor for actual deductibility of your donation.

Determining the Fair Value of Property: Defines “fair market value” and helps donors and appraisers determine the value of property given to qualified organizations (Publication 561).

Noncash Charitable Contributions: Applies to deduction claims totaling more than $500 for all contributed items (Form 8283).

Charitable Contributions: Explains which organizations are qualified to receive deductible charitable contributions, the types of contributions you can deduct, how much you can deduct, what records to keep, and how to report charitable contributions (Publication 526).

Can I schedule a pick-up?

Goodwill does not have a pick-up service, but we offer convenient drive-thru donation centers at 64 locations across Kentucky. Without the significant expense of a pick-up service, Goodwill is able to fund more career path programming for people with disabilities or other challenges.
In 2017, Goodwill placed Kentuckians into 3,300+ jobs. Most of this was made possible from revenue generated from your donations and our commitment to keeping expenses low. About 88¢ of every dollar we receive is routed into programs or facilities to help people with disabilities or other challenges achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

What types of donations does Goodwill accept?

Goodwill accepts new or gently-used clothing, household items, décor, jewelry, accessories, books, movies, music, furniture, dishes, cookware, toys, and much more.

How do I value my donations for tax purposes?

You are responsible for determining the fair market value of your donations to report on your taxes. The IRS provides guidelines for estimating your donation’s value.