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Give where you live.

Click here to find a convenient donation location near you.

PLEASE NOTE that currently, Goodwill of Colorado does not offer in-home donation pickup services. Our donation attendants are standing by at one of our 42 Retail Thrift Stores and 10 standalone Donation Centers throughout Colorado. Donations are also accepted at our Outlet Store in Colorado Springs.

Giving so much more.

The simple act of donating your gently used items to Goodwill of Colorado sets into motion a cycle of good that provides life-changing programs to thousands of people in your community. Thank you for your support!

A cleaner home also means a cleaner environment. By decluttering your home and donating to Goodwill, you’re helping our planet by giving new life to items which could otherwise end up in the landfill. Through our retail thrift stores, Outlet locations, and our recycling partners, Goodwill is committed to finding a good home for each and every item you donate.

Free computer recycling

Donating your computer? Click here to learn about our free computer recycling program through Dell Reconnect™.

Donate safely!

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Donation guidelines

Due to our commitment to safety and the environment, government regulations, and the high cost of disposal, we are unable to accept certain items. To best support Goodwill’s mission and help us better serve the community, know before you go! Check out our can and cannot accept lists below.

YES PLEASE! We gladly accept the following items in gently used, re-sellable condition:

  • Books and media
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics (no televisions)
  • Computers (working or not)
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Shoes, belts and accessories
  • Clothing and linens
  • Furniture
  • Household décor
  • Lamps and light fixtures
  • Musical instruments
  • Crafts and crafting supplies
  • Housewares and small appliances
  • Sporting goods, games, toys and bikes
  • Exercise equipment and accessories
  • Hand tools and small power tools
  • Gardening and lawn care equipment
  • Pet accessories and supplies
  • Vehicles (click here to learn more)

NO THANK YOU! We cannot accept the following items:

  • Televisions
  • Gas cans or gas powered items that contain gas
  • Broken, stained or worn furniture
  • Paint, cleaning supplies, or other hazardous materials
  • Mattresses, box springs, bed pillows, and water bed components
  • Construction materials, plumbing or building supplies
  • Automobile parts or tires
  • Hot water heaters, water softeners, and furnaces
  • Inoperable or damaged appliances

Here are a few tips to ensure your donation delivers the maximum value to your community:


  • Separate clothing from household items in boxes or bags
  • Wash or dry-clean clothing. Keep shoes paired with a rubber band
  • Wrap breakable items 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
  • Clean computer hard drives of personal/business information and include the operating system


  • Leave items unattended outside a donation 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

Donations and your taxes

thumbnail materials donation receiptGoodwill of Colorado is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Click here to download the material donations receipt for you to list each item and assign it a value for every time you donate. Because no goods or services were provided in exchange for your material goods, your donations may be tax-deductible. Federal law states that donated clothing and household goods must be in “good usable condition or better” in order to qualify for a tax deduction. IRS regulations prohibit charitable organizations from establishing or affirming the value of contributions. Because Every tax situation is unique, please consult with your tax professional.

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