Organize a
Community Donation Drive

Goodwill truck

Overview of How to Set Up Your Donation Drive:

  • Call Rich Glines, Donation Drive & Production Coordinator at (308) 384-7896 to check availability for your area.

  • You choose the location of where your drive will be and a set of dates to host a “Donation Drive.”

  • Promote your Donation Drive in your community  (see section below for ideas)
  • We will drop off a trailer at the agreed upon location on the first day of your donation drive. We will pick that trailer up on the last day of your drive.

  • Drives are scheduled first-come, first-served basis. We are limited by trailer availability.

  • (Optional) Assign someone to unlock the trailer in the morning and lock it up in the evening. If you would like, you can request a padlock to use to to safeguard the donations at night.

Donation Boxes

Tips for a Successful Donation Drive

  • Start collecting items before the event. Pre-collection is KEY.

  • Pass out flyers to everyone you know and distribute them at homes throughout the community.

  • Hang posters around your event location and at businesses throughout the community.

  • Post event details on Facebook, Twitter, Community Calendars and on your town’s website.

  • Call local radio stations and newspapers and request it to be added to their upcoming events calendar

  • Recruit volunteers to help family and friends clean out their garages, attics or closets and deliver items to the drive.

  • Request donations from businesses in your community.

  • Organize a pick up for items from those who cannot bring them to your drive (eg: senior centers, local business, etc.).

  • Collect unclaimed items from lost and found or laundromats in your community.

Acceptable Items

  • Clothing

  • Shoes & Boots

  • Jewelry & Accessories

  • Housewares

  • Collectibles

  • Home & Holiday Décor

  • Books

  • Framed Art

  • Tools

  • Purses

  • CDs, DVDs & Bluerays

  • Games & Toys

  • Dishes

  • Linens & Bedding

  • Sporting Goods

  • Small Appliances

  • Electronics & Computers

  • Stereos

  • Lamps

  • Musical Instruments

Items We Can’t Accept:

While we appreciate every donation and accept most things, there are some items you may wish to donate that we regrettably cannot accept. These may be items that require specialized handling, are too large, pose a safety concern or cannot be resold. 

  • Mattresses

  • Box Springs

  • Waterbeds

  • Baby Cribs

  • Carpeting

  • Soiled Furniture

  • TV’s (old style)

  • Paint

  • Fuel

  • Chemicals

  • Medicine

  • Needles and Syringes

  • Weapons

  • Ammunition

  • Car Seats and Strollers

If you are unsure if an item can be donated please contact Rich:

Rich Glines

Donation Drive & Production Coordinator
(308) 384-7896