Goodwill accepts used book donations for their resale stores.
Proceeds from the stores fund job training and placement programs for those who face unemployment challenges, such as the disabled.
You can find a drop-off location near you on the Goodwill website.
Most libraries have a Friends of the Library Society.
What kind of books does goodwill accept?
Goodwill happily accepts the following new or gently used items:
- Vehicles—We are now accepting donations of vehicles in all conditions.
- Clothing, shoes and boots.
- Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves.
- Books, records, compact disks, video tapes and DVDs.
- Games, toys and sports equipment.
How do I get rid of used books?
10 Ways to Recycle Your Old Books
- Donate to your local library. Bring your gently used books to your local library.
- Donate to a local charity. Bring your boxes of used books to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or other local charity.
- Make some gift tags.
- Recycle your unusable books.
- Sell them or give them away online.
- Make a “Free Books” box.
What items does goodwill not take?
Donations Goodwill CANNOT Accept
- Furniture that is covered in animal hair, broken, worn, torn, stained, or missing parts.
- Bean bag chairs.
- Sleeper sofas.
- Due to the Digital TV Transition, Goodwill will only take flat-screen tvs.
- Excessively large/bulky items such as swing sets, swimming pools, unbound carpeting, etc.
- Large appliances:
How do I donate to Goodwill?
To donate to Goodwill, start by making sure the items you want to donate are new or gently used, have all their parts, and are in good working order. Next, go online to find the nearest donation center, and plan a trip for a time they’ll accept donations.