Why Donate?

Goodwill KYOWVA is so thankful to have a strong community of donors, like YOU, in the area which we serve. Your donations directly fund our mission services programs that impact the lives of others on a daily basis.  When you donate your items, 87 cents of every dollar sold in our retail stores support Goodwill’s Counseling and Therapy Services, Employment and Training, Consumer Credit Counseling, Hire Attire, Recycling, and Industrial and Janitorial Contracts. These services allow people with disabilities and/or disadvantaging conditions the chance to achieve independence, feel empowered through work, and overcome the obstacles they often face.

Donations to Goodwill may be tax-deductible (consult IRS Tax Guide 526 for deduction guidelines) as Goodwill KYOWVA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Recent changes to IRS regulations states that all donations must be in good, used condition or better in order to be tax deductible. Donors set the fair market value of their own donations.

Goodwill KYOWVA is local and is linked to a great cause. When you donate to Goodwill, you help us help others right here in the Tri-State area to build our community one job at a time. An average of 87 cents of every dollar earned from the sale of donated goods in our store locations supports our mission of providing therapy services, credit counseling, career training and employment assistance to people in our local communities.

See your donation at work! Our Donation Impact Calculator shows the direct impact of your donations from an environmental, mission, and tax savings perspective.


  • 6 pairs of jeans, 6 blouses, and 4 pairs of shoes equals $108 in potential tax deductions.
  • 1 microwave, 1 desktop computer, and 20 books provides almost 2.5 hours of programs and services to place people into new jobs and careers.
  • 1 couch and 1 coffee tables diverts almost 200 pounds of goods from landfills.

If you have trouble dropping your donations off at our retail locations, you’re in luck! Goodwill of KYOWVA now offers donation pick-up! Please call 304-544-0866 to schedule donation pick-up.

While Goodwill of KYOWVA can accept a wide variety of donated items, there are some items we cannot accept. These items include: Auto parts, motors, tires, broken/soiled/torn furniture, car seats, infant cribs, playpens, baby furniture, carpet and carpet padding, guns and ammunition of ANY type, mattresses and box springs, paint and chemicals, scrap lumber, tube TVs, waterbeds, windows.