Goodwill is known for accepting donations of gently used items which are then used to support their mission to help people in need but there are some things that they will not accept.

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When you donate the things you no longer want to Goodwill, you're not only helping Goodwill help others, but your donation can also provide you with tax benefits.
However, before you start bagging up anything and everything to donate, you need to know that there are some things that New York Goodwill stores will not accept.

Items that Goodwill Accepts

Goodwill happily accepts gently used items that are in good condition and can be resold in their stores. Whether it's clothing, furniture, household items, electronics, or books, your donations can make a meaningful impact on the community.

Goodwill Donation Condition Guidelines

To make sure that your donations to Goodwill can be resold, it's important that you make sure that they are clean, safe, and in resaleable condition. Goodwill employees check each donation to make sure that they meet these standards.

Goodwill Tax Deductibility

One of the advantages of donating to Goodwill is the potential for a tax deduction. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Goodwill issues receipts for tax purposes but you need to ask for a receipt.

Items Not Accepted by Goodwill

While Goodwill appreciates donations from the community, there are certain items they cannot accept due to legal restrictions, safety concerns, hazardous waste implications, recycling or disposal fees, or potential liability risks.

33 Things Goodwill Stores In New York Won't Accept

Goodwill stores accept a huge variety of things, but there are 33 items that they cannot and will not accept as donations.

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The Top 10 Dumbest Cities in New York State

According to Road Snacks, New York isn't just one of the dumbest states in the nation - they claim to have found the top 10 dumbest cities in the Empire State.

As for what determines a "dumb" city, Road Snacks compared 163 cities with 5,000 or more residents, to find those with the largest population of those who never finished high school. The survey used Census data and "scientific stuff" from other "legitimate" sources to find the 10 areas with the highest concentration of high school dropouts.

Road Snacks argues that not finishing high school puts one at a significant disadvantage in life. The study adds that the areas with the highest percentage of adults without a high school degree should shine a light on the state as a whole.

In the end, these 10 cities were deemed to be the dumbest in New York State.
That said, the company is not calling these cities "dumb" - so if you have an issue, take it up with Road Snacks. We're just reporting their findings.

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