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 18 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

  • Major appliances
  • Tube style television sets
  • Large metal office desks
  • Building materials and household fixtures
  • Damaged furniture
  • Exercise equipment
  • Non-working electronics
  • Stained/torn mattresses, damaged coil and box springs
  • Bowling balls
  • Free-standing pools
  • Paints, lacquers, thinners
  • Motorized vehicle pieces & parts
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Carpet or carpet padding
  • Gas/oil-based products
  • Pianos/large electric organs
  • Waterbeds
  • Baby cribs/car seats
  • Food and perishable items
  • Live animals
  • Encyclopedias

Stores have the right to reject any donated item if it does not meet our company standards.

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