Your donations make a difference!

When you donate to Goodwill, you’ve taken the opportunity to become a job creator and make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities and/or barriers to employment living in our community.

We put your donations to work – funding skills training programs, employment placement services and jobs for people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, ex-offenders and others facing challenges to finding employment.

Consider the many ways you can support Goodwill’s Mission through donations:

  • Give clothing and household goods.
  • Give computers and peripherals.
  • Corporate donations of overstock, closeout and returns from area merchants.
  • Round-up your change at the checkout counter when shopping in Goodwill’s stores.
  • Make a financial contribution.
Donate when and where it’s convenient at our Goodwill stores in northeast Indiana. Unloading help is available and donation receipts are furnished. Goodwill accepts household items and apparel seven days a week.

Donate Goods

When you donate to Goodwill, you're helping people with disabilities and employment barriers find jobs. The revenue funds job training and employment services in Northeast Indiana that help people develop the skills they need to find and keep good jobs.

Donate Money

Cash donations, bequeaths and other financial gifts are tax deductible and fund Goodwill's services that help people find jobs, improve skills or discover new opportunities.

Donate Time

Your donation of time, talent and expertise can help people achieve their goals of becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of our shared community.

Donations Tips.

  • Donations may be taken to any Goodwill store.

  • If you want a donation receipt take your item(s) to any Goodwill store, email us or download one from our website.

  • Do not leave donations unattended before or after store hours.

  • Take large items – furniture, dressers, tables, sofas to our 3127 Brooklyn Avenue store only.

  • Donate wisely – are you giving to a local nonprofit that serves people in Fort Wayne and/or northeast Indiana?

2020 Statistics

Donation Impact.

391692
purchases made in Goodwill's northeast IN
thrift stores.
337
Goodwill employees with disabilities and employment barriers.
31138
pounds of electronic waste diverted from area landfills.
289
students with disabilities received job experience and counseling​.

Where to Donate.

Donate in any of our store locations, or at one of our Donation Centers.

Fort Wayne Donation Centers:

  • Dupont Village (behind store)
  • Goodwill Corporate Office at 1516 Magnavox Way
  • Times Corners Shopping Center

Fort Wayne Donation Drive-Thru Sites:

  • 3127 Brooklyn Ave (Mon – Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm)
  • East State Shopping Center (Mon – Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm)

Whitley County Donation Center:

  • Columbia Square Shopping Center