What can I donate?

We gratefully accept the following new or gently-used items in reusable condition:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Shoes
  • Books, media
  • Household items
  • Jewelry, antiques and collectibles
  • Electrical items
  • Toys and games
  • Computers and computer equipment/accessories in working and non-working condition
  • Furniture (except unassembled furniture, pianos, organs and hospital beds)

For the safety of our customers and staff, there are some items we cannot accept:

  • Building materials (check with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s Habitat Restore to donate building materials)
  • Infant furniture/seats: including cribs, car seats, strollers, hi-chairs, changing tables, swings, bouncers and walker/jumpers
  • Large appliances including TVs/Tube and Projection TV’s, air conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • Mattresses, box springs and hospital beds
  • Non-LED bulbs
  • Unassembled furniture, pianos and organs
  • Paint, chemicals or other hazardous materials
  • Recalled products (updated recall information is available through The Consumer Product Safety Commission)

E-cycling made easy!

Through a partnership with the Dell Reconnect Program, we ensure that non-working computer equipment is responsibly recycled.

Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin accepts a wide range of electronics for donation, including:

  • Computers and laptops
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Cables
  • Speakers
  • Scanners
  • Mice
  • Hard drives
  • Shredders
  • Record players and stereo equipment
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • video games/gaming systems
  • Cameras and camcorders

Contact your local municipality for additional resources to responsibly dispose of items that cannot be donated.

Need a hand?

If you are low on time or have too many large items to fit in your car, book a pick-up appointment and let ReSupply do the heavy lifting. Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin has partnered with ReSupply in our local area to offer a low-cost solution for quick and easy-pickup of your donations.

Thanks to your donations, we keep over 11 million pounds of clothing and household items out of the landfill every year through responsible recycling and materials management.