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Items We Do and Don't Accept

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We appreciate the generosity of our donors. When you donate gently used items to Goodwill of North Georgia, you make a difference in people’s lives, strengthen communities, and create a healthier environment. Every donation, big or small, supports our mission of putting North Georgians to work.

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Why We Can't Accept All Items

Although we hate to turn away donations, there are some items we simply cannot accept. If an item is damaged or we can't sell it, we have to spend money to dispose of it. Money that otherwise could have been used to support local job seekers. Please consider this when choosing which items to donate.

Items We Need

  • Clothing
  • Housewares
  • Books
  • Furniture
  • Lamps
  • Knick knacks
  • Radios
  • Antiques
  • Shoes
  • Clocks
  • Small appliances
  • China cookware
  • Glassware
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Toys
  • Records
  • Tapes
  • CDs
  • Linens
  • Jewelry
  • Bicycles
  • Sporting equipment
  • Rugs

Items We Cannot Accept

  • Items in need of repair
  • Carpeting (for installation purposes)
  • Animals
  • Water-soaked or stained items
  • Swing sets
  • Children's swimming pools
  • Air conditioners
  • Doors
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Weapons
  • Wall cabinets
  • Tires
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Large appliances (stoves, washer/dryer)
  • Lumber
  • Motor vehicles of any kind
  • Bedframes
  • Bedrails are not accepted unless apart of a bed assembly.