Donate Your Items

Goodwill stores are known for their quality, wide-ranging donated items at affordable prices. Shoppers of all kinds go to Goodwill stores to find what they’re looking for from clothing to furniture and everything in between. Your donation gives an item a second life (and keeps it needlessly out of a landfill) while also providing a path for the individuals to achieve independence and dignity through work.

Your Items Support Our Mission

Your gently used goods may be donated during regular business hours at Goodwill of Central Iowa’s 17 retail locations. Our Des Moines Outlet Store does not accept donations.

What We’re Looking For

  • Clothing: all sizes, styles, and types. (Clothing not suitable for resale can be sold as salvage material.)
  • Computers and computer equipment (working and non-working). For more information on our green recycling partnership with Dell, visit And to learn more about our computer recycling program click here.
  • Housewares: dishes & glassware, radios, fans, lamps
  • Furniture: in good condition and without heavy stains (see exceptions listed below).
  • Toys: stuffed animals, dolls
  • Books, CDs, cassettes, commercially produced videos
  • Accessories: shoes, belts, scarves, jewelry
  • Auction items: specialty items can be found through our online auction,

Please Donate Responsibly… Goodwill regrets that we must decline certain items due to applicable laws and restrictions or processing costs.

What We Cannot Accept

  • Air Conditioners
  • Bricks, lumber, windows, siding, doors, etc.
  • Car batteries
  • Children’s car seats
  • Car/Motorcycle seats
  • Carpet/Padding
  • Christmas trees – Unassembled
  • Cleaning supplies – Industrial/Household
  • Coil springs
  • Console radios
  • Console TVs/Tube TVs
  • Damaged or broken furniture
  • Diaper Genies/Potty chairs
  • Exercise equipment
  • Free-standing pools
  • Gas-powered items with gas
  • Gas/Oil-Based Products
  • Humidifiers/Dehumidifiers
  • Major appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Microwave ovens
  • Non-working items
  • Oil/Air filters
  • Paints, lacquers, thinners
  • Pianos/Organs
  • Soaps, bleaches, repellants
  • Tires/Rims
  • Travis rods/Curtain rods
  • Baby beds
  • Loft beds
  • Swing sets
  • Used Venetian blinds
  • Waterbeds
  • High chair/baby swings/play pens
  • Hardware fixtures

Stores have the right to reject any donated item if it does not meet our company standards or is not in sellable condition.

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