You Donate. We Train. Jobs Earned. Lives Changed.
How Can I Donate?
Donate at our Stores
You can bring donations to any of our stores or donation centers. Our donation attendants will unload your car.
When you choose to donate to Goodwill, you change a life – for good. You can make financial gifts to Goodwill online via Paypal.
Please complete the volunteer form. We will contact you to schedule your volunteer service.
Why Donate to Goodwill?
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans.
Your donations help us provide education, employment and training programs to Arkansans.
Good quality clothing, furniture and items like books, toys and dishes, stay in-use and out of landfills. Donated items provide an affordable shopping alternative for the community.
96% of our revenue is generated through the sale of donated goods which we use to fund our mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.
Your donations have a real impact on real people in your community!
Take Moriah for instance. Life was rocky for Moriah. As a child, she was adopted twice, and as an adult, she was in an abusive relationship for 13 years. Two years ago, Moriah decided to stop using drugs and visited Goodwill’s Career Center in Springdale.
She received help with her resume and job search. Moriah said, “Goodwill gave me hope to get back on my feet.” Today, she works at a Health and Rehab facility in Springdale. She recently took and passed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) test and she is looking forward to taking her upcoming skills test! Click here to see more stories of how the sale of your donations changes lives.
What Items to Donate
Donations should be in working order and in good, clean condition. Donation attendants must decline donations that cannot be sold because of quality concerns or because they have been recalled.
Items Goodwill Can Accept:
Antiques and collectibles
Computers and Electronics – all brands of computers in any condition
Entertainment – Records, CDs, VHS, DVDs, Video games, etc.
Furniture – Indoor and Outdoor
Jewelry and accessories
Luggage & Bags
Medical Equipment – walkers, shower seats, wheelchairs, etc.
Sports, fitness and outdoors – bikes, camping and outdoors, exercise and fitness, game room, helmets and pads, lawn games, scooter, skateboards, skates, sports equipment, etc.
Vehicles – Donate your vehicle to Goodwill. It’s tax deductible.
This list is not intended to be all inclusive. The right of refusal remains with Goodwill Industries of Arkansas.
We gladly accept donations during regular store hours only. Once items are donated they are Goodwill property.
Items Goodwill is Unable to Accept:
Firearms, ammunition and fireworks
Food and beverage
Fuel tanks (gas/propane/etc.)
Hazardous waste – lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, etc.
Liquids including paint, household cleaners and aerosols
Televisions in cabinets, CRT “tube” televisions
Giving electronics for the holidays? Goodwill can turn that tech gear you no longer use into brighter futures and shining opportunities for people in your community. Keep your unused electronics out of landfills and help people better their lives by donating your items to Goodwill. Even if your electronic item is no longer working, we can recycle it for you.
Hosting a Donation Drive
Host a donation drive with Goodwill and support our mission of helping Arkansans change their lives through education, training and employment.
1. Set a date/time for the drive with Diane Gardner, dgardner@GoodwillAR.org. She will assist you every step of the way and provide everything you need to make your event a success.
2. Collect donations of gently used clothes and household goods from family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
3. Goodwill may provide a truck and driver to assist the day of the event (this depends on availability).
If you are interested in organizing a Donation Drive, please call us at (501) 690-9249.
Volunteer at Goodwill
Goodwill volunteers help people in our community and become part of our life-changing mission. Whether you volunteer individually, in a group or through community service, Goodwill has a project for you.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers younger than 18 can participate in youth groups with adult supervision.
Contact us to find out more about volunteering with Goodwill.
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