Donation List

Accepted Gently Used Items

We are looking for high-quality, clean, and practical household goods that can fit in small
apartments, as well as small items that will bring cheer into a refugee family’s home.

We also accept these items in new or gently used condition:


  • Dressers
  • Kitchen chairs
  • Coffee tables
  • End tables
  • Nightstands

Toys and Athletic Equipment:

  • Tonka trucks
  • Culturally-appropriate dolls
  • Soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, kick balls
  • Wiffle balls with bats
  • Frisbees
  • Jump ropes
  • Scooters
  • Bikes, tricycles, bike helmets
  • Bike locks (u-locks with combination preferred)
  • Children’s books and dictionaries

Kitchen Items:

  • Microwaves
  • Rice cookers
  • Blenders
  • Toasters / Toaster Ovens
  • Dishes (plates, bowls, cups, glasses
  • Silverware
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Can openers
  • Measuring cups, measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Pots and pans, stock pots
    Baking pans, baking sheets
  • Kitchen towels
  • Pot holders
  • Tupperware (no stains, glass preferred)
  • Serving dishes

Welcome Wave (Clothing Closet):

  • Clothing and shoes:- Teen, children, toddler sizes- Women and men sizes (no XL)
  • Women’s scarves, purses
  • Men’s ties
  • Baby items: blankets, bibs, bouncers, clothes, accessories
  • Backpacks
  • Blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons
  • Coat hangers

Household Items:

  • Area rugs
  • Laundry baskets, laundry hampers
  • Coat hangers
  • Hanging closet organizers
  • Bedding: sheets, blankets, comforters (all up to queen size)
  • Towels – bath, face, hand
  • Bath mats
  • Lamps – floor, table
  • Shower curtains, liners (new only), hangers
  • Small trash bins
  • Extension cords
  • Fans
  • Tool kits
  • Tools – hammers, pliers, screwdrivers
  • Flashlights
  • Throw pillows
  • Small home décor items
  • Artwork (neutral/landscape/nature scenes preferred)
  • Sewing machines
  • Alarm clocks/ radios

Accepted NEW Items:

* This list is for NEW items only. We cannot accept “gently-used” items for this list.

Hygiene Items:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Floss
  • Full-sized shampoo and conditioner
  • Bars of soap
  • Body wash
  • Razors, shaving cream
  • Deodorant (male and female)
  • Combs, brushes
  • Feminine pads, panty liners (no tampons)
  • Lotion
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes

Cleaning Supplies:

  • All-purpose cleaning spray
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Laundry detergent (approx. 50 oz/32 Loads)
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet brushes with holders
  • Brooms, dust pans
  • Mops
  • Kitchen-size trash bags

School / Office Supplies:

    • Backpacks
    • Pencils, Pens, Pencil sharpeners, Erasers
    • Sharpies
    • Highlighters
    • Crayons
    • Colored pencils
    • Notebooks
    • Folders
    • Binders
    • Filler paper
    • Glue sticks
    • Index cards
    • Safety scissors
    • Rulers
    • Vocabulary and math flash cards
    • Journals
    • Dictionaries

Fun Items!

      • Chess sets
      • Checkers sets
      • Sidewalk chalk
      • Playing cards

Miscellaneous Items:

      • Baby bottles and pacifiers
      • Kitchen scissors
      • Clear tape
      • Duct tape
      • Small notepads (to-do lists)
      • Batteries (AAA and AA)
      • Lengths of rope/line
      • Clothes pins
      • Finishing nails (for wall hanging)
      • Refrigerator magnets
      • Bandages, first aid items
      • Undergarments, underwear, socks
      • Laundry baskets
      • 2-gallon buckets with handles
      • Sewing kit supplies, including:- Thread- Needles- Measuring tapes, Safety pins, Straight pins, Seam rippers, Pin cushions

Items we CANNOT Accept

We simply don’t have enough room in our warehouse to accommodate everything that
people would like to donate. Furthermore, some items aren’t useful to refugee families.
Please refrain from donating the following items listed below.

** Goodwill is happy to take most donations that we can’t accept. Please ensure that
all donations are in good working order and free of damage, dust, mold, stains, and pet
hair. We don’t have the staff to clean or repair all items. Thank you!

Items we CANNOT Accept

    • Large or heavy furniture: entertainment centers, business desks
    • Large appliances
    • Televisions, stereo systems, VHS players, VHS tapes
    • Mattresses, box springs, bed frames, head boards, foot boards
    • Bed skirts, mattress pads/covers, used bed pillows
    • Large decorative items
    • Artwork depicting people
    • Artificial plants
    • Curtains
    • Placemats, napkins
    • Wine glasses, other alcohol glasses
    • Candles, incense
    • Artificial Christmas trees, holiday items, religious items
    • Musical instruments
    • Cell phones, iPods
    • Eye glasses
    • Assistive devices
    • Outdoor furniture, lawn care/landscaping, pool items
    • Pet items
    • Toys with many small pieces (i.e. Legos, play sets)
    • Used board games
    • Women’s tank tops, short shorts/skirts, or stilettos
    • Clothes bigger than size large (L)
    • Used undergarments
    • Bathing suits
    • Food items