Goodwill: a Worthy Home for Items You No Longer Want
Change represents one constant in life, and with change often comes the need to clean out homes and businesses. Before you trash the items you no longer want or need, consider that those things can change someone else’s life for the better.
Donate your unwanted clothing or other household items to Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, and we’ll sell them at one of our retail stores or online at shopgoodwill.com/gimv. Proceeds from the sales of donated goods benefit our workforce development and job training programs for residents of Carroll County and Frederick County, Maryland.
Thank you for providing the fuel for us to help put others in our community to work!
Donation Guidelines: What You Can and Cannot Donate to GIMV
Below you’ll find our guidelines for donations we can and cannot accept. In advance, please check the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website for product recalls. Items that have been recalled cannot be donated to or sold by Goodwill.
You may donate items at any of our locations during open hours. GIMV offers a pick-up service for donations that meet certain criteria.
GIMV gratefully accepts the donation of these items:
- Accessories (e.g., handbags, belts, scarves)
- Collectibles, jewelry, antiques
- Domestics (e.g., sheets, towels)
- DVDs, CDs, records, tapes
- Household (e.g., dishes, housewares)
- Small furniture
- Small electricals (e.g., radios, clocks, lamps)
Regarding furniture: Goodwill accepts clean, usable furniture in saleable condition. Please make furniture donations at one of our retail stores whenever possible.
Electronic Device Donations
Electronic waste represents one of the most highly toxic substances in landfills, as many items can leach heavy metals into groundwater. Maryland law actually prohibits disposing of most electronics in refuse.
Our organization works in partnership with Dell Reconnect to make donating technology free and easy. When electronic donations cannot be effectively refurbished, they are given to Dell Reconnect, which provides safe, environmentally sensitive recycling and disposal that meet or exceed industry standards.
Goodwill accepts donations of a variety of vehicles in most conditions, at no cost to donors, and many times within 1-3 business days.
Work at a business or nonprofit organization? Help it secure a tax deduction, build teamwork and aid local residents all at the same time. GIMV welcomes commercial donations of surplus, returned or used retail goods, store fixtures or equipment, and furniture. Another option: organize an employee donation drive or a permanent donation dropoff with a GIMV collection bin.
Regrettably, we must decline certain items regardless of condition and normally acceptable items whose condition falls below clean and saleable. To accept the latter would necessitate diverting funds from our community and workforce development programs, which runs contrary to our mission. We never turn down donations and will happily sort and sell just about anything you bring in (besides unsellable hazardous materials).
For further clarification, please contact a retail store manager and he or she will help guide you to other possibilities for donations we cannot accept, such as your local recycling center.
Your financial support helps us administer career-development programs to area residents, giving them the skills and jobs they need to create their own independence. Consider a tax-deductible financial gift today.
Thank you for donating to GIMV! Upon request, one of our associates will provide you a receipt confirming our status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which makes your donation tax-deductible. By law, however, GIMV cannot assign a value to the items you donate for tax-deduction purposes. Donors must determine fair-market value of donated items. Visit the IRS website for more information.