What Can I Donate?

Clothing, Housewares, Computers and More

With more than 30 donation drop-off sites in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties, and community donation drives year-round, we make it easy to shed your surplus stuff. We have a special need for shoes, purses, jewelry, and high-quality clothing. We ask that home goods be in gently used condition. If you would give the item to a friend or relative, it’s perfect for Goodwill.

Donors get extra love for pre-sorting their items before drop-off – clothing in one bag, shoes in another, household goods in a third, etc. – since this helps keep our operating costs low and serve more people in need.

Questions? Call (415) 575-2137 or email donations@sfgoodwill.org.

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Clothing and Accessories

  • Women’s, men’s, children’s, infants’ clothes
  • Shoes
  • Purses, book bags & men’s bags
  • Belts
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Accessories

For the Home

  • Furniture (large pieces accepted only at certain sites)
  • Bedding
  • Bath linens
  • Rugs, throw pillows, curtains
  • Lighting (table  floor, and wall lamps and shades)
  • Pictures, painting & sculptures

Kitchen and Casual Dining

  • Tabletop & china
  • Flatware, cutlery & glassware
  • Bakeware, cookware & gadgets
  • Small appliances (working or not)

Computers & Networking Equipment

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  • Desktops (PCs/Apple) & accessories
  • Laptops (PCs/Apple) & netbooks
  • iPads, tablets & e-readers
  • Networking & communications
  • Scanners – working or not
  • Network equipment – working or not
  • Monitors, printers & scanners

Consumer Electronics

We accept the following consumer electronics items, working or not:

  • Televisions (TVs larger than 27 inches accepted only at certain sites)
  • Home audio & theater
  • Video & audio
  • Video games & PC games
  • MP3 players & accessories
  • Cameras & video equipment
  • Cell phones, PDAs & accessories
  • Car electronics & GPS
  • Kids’ educational toys

Toys, Books, Movies and Music

  • Kids’ toys and games, stuffed animals & such
  • Books & textbooks
  • Records (LPs), CDs, DVDs & movies
  • Musical instruments

Bikes & Boards

  • Bicycles, tricycles, and the like
  • Surfboards, boogie boards, sailboards, and wetsuits
  • Snowboards and skateboards (but not skis, sorry)

Automobiles

Call (415) 575-2185 to arrange a vehicle donation.

Don’t see your item on this list? See what we regretfully cannot accept.

Things to Consider

Donation Value

Want to know the tax value of your donation? Find out here.

Furniture

Goodwill Industries provides limited furniture pick up on a case by case basis. For more information click here. Donors may bring their high-quality furniture donations to the following donation sites:

  • San Rafael: 809 Lincoln Ave.
  • San Francisco: 1580 Mission St.
  • Burlingame: 1215 California Dr.
  • San Mateo: 28 West 25th Ave.

Large Televisions

We accept televisions under 27 inches, working or not, at all donation locations. Televisions larger than 27 inches, working or not, can only be accepted at the following donation locations:

  • San Rafael: 809 Lincoln Ave.
  • San Francisco: 1500 Mission St.
  • Burlingame: 1215 California Dr.
  • San Mateo: 28 West 25th Ave.

Computers

We accept computers and accessories, free of charge, from residents and businesses at all donation sites. We also pick up computers from businesses; a small fee may apply for business pick-ups. Call (415) 575-2137 to make arrangements. Put any small items into a bag and place broken monitors into a box lined with a plastic bag. Seal the box and clearly label it “broken monitor” with the date. Computers do not need to be packaged unless the monitor is broken. Read more about our work refurbishing and recycling computers and electronics.

Surplus Merchandise

We welcome business donations of overstock, outdated and surplus merchandise. For more information, contact us at (415) 575-2137.

Questions or comments?

Don’t see your item on this list? See what we regretfully cannot accept. If you have a question or comment, please call our Donations Customer Service Desk at (415) 575-2137.