Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Donation Options

There are many ways in which you can donate to Goodwill. You can choose to support our mission through your generous donations of gently used clothing, household items, a car or even a computer or you can choose to donate financially. Whether you choose to take your donations to Goodwill, donate on-line or have them picked up by our local hauling partner, we appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Take Your Donations to Goodwill

We appreciate your donation and will gratefully accept your items at one of our stores or donation sites.

Pick-up by Our Local Hauling Partner (Fee based)

This priority service is provided by College Hunks Hauling Junk, which charges a fee based on the overall amount of items being collected. There is a discount for customers who mention Goodwill. This service includes additional benefits such as the removal of items from anywhere inside your property to be taken to Goodwill, as well as the removal of junk and items Goodwill cannot accept. Donors will receive a discount off the regular pricing. Your donation is still tax-deductible when using this service. Call 1-800-825-7819 to schedule your pick-up today.

Donate Financially By Donating Online

Your financial support of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries will help to provide important services to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. We are grateful for your generous support which will help us change lives in the Greater Cincinnati community.

Tax benefits for donating to Goodwill

Thank you so much for your generous donation to Ohio Valley Goodwill. Your donation makes it possible for Goodwill to provide skill training and employment services for people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

Please read this important notice regarding vehicle donation to Goodwill.

When you donate to Goodwill at an Attended Donation Center or at a store you will be provided with a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution. We suggest making an itemized list if you plan to claim a tax benefit. Goodwill will also provide a Fair Market Value sheet that you can use as a guide to determine the value of the items. The assessment of donation value for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor. Questions regarding a tax benefit should be directed to a tax professional, the IRS website, or by calling 1-800-829-1040.

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is a non-profit 501©3 organization, incorporated in both Ohio and Kentucky.

Items that we regretfully cannot accept:

LARGE APPLIANCES

  • Washers/Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Water Heaters
  • Dehumidifiers/Humidifiers

FURNITURE

Currently we are not accepting furniture of any kind in addition to the list below.

  • Mattresses/Box Springs
  • Soiled or Torn Items
  • Items in need of repair
  • Waterbeds
  • Pianos
  • Sleeper Sofas

INFANT/CHILDREN ITEMS

  • Baby Swings
  • High Chairs
  • Infant Car Seats
  • Strollers
  • Damaged Toys
  • Cribs/Playpens/ Pack n Plays

HAZARDOUS WASTE/CHEMICALS

  • Paints /Stains /Varnishes /Lacquers
  • Acids /Solvents /Shellacs /Thinners /Glues • Flammable Liquids
  • Propane/Gas Tanks • Fuel/Kerosene
  • Household/Industrial Cleaners
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Insecticides
  • Fungicide
  • Processed Chemicals
  • Coal/Tar Pitch
  • Catalyst
  • Benzene
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos
  • Etching Agents
  • Resins
  • Fiberglass
  • Solders
  • Water Treatment
  • Lead
  • Lye
  • Dusts
  • Degreasers

CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING SUPPLIES

  • Masonry/Bricks/Concrete
  • Plumbing Supplies
  • Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
  • Doors
  • Screens
  • Pools/Tubs
  • Windows
  • Cabinetry
  • Awnings
  • Sheds
  • Lockers
  • Carpet
  • Swing Sets

AUTOMOTIVE

  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Car Parts

OTHERS

  • Hangers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Live Animals
  • Food
  • Large Console TV
  • Rear Projection TV
  • Tube Style TV*
  • CRT Computer*
  • Monitors

There are some items that are large, awkward, or unsafe to have donated at Attended Donation Centers. If possible, we ask that these items be donated at a Goodwill store during store hours.

Goodwill appreciates all donations; however, at times we may not accept an item due to its condition, or more often, due to EPA regulations that require special handling and processing. Costs associated with disposing of severely damaged items or items which require special handling to meet EPA regulations, i.e. removing freon from refrigerators, can be substantial and reduce financial support for our service programs.

*Due to the high cost of disposal, we no longer accept tube style televisions and CRT computer monitors. We will gladly accept your donations of working flat screen televisions and flat screen computer monitors. A few places that may take your old televisions and computer monitors include Best Buy, Cleanlites Recycling, STS and Cobalt.