Material Donations

Donated goods from individuals and businesses support Goodwill’s workforce development services. Your generous donations of clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, electronics and household items are sold in our Retail Stores and E-commerce site. The revenues are used to provide job training and job placement services for local residents. Attended Donation Centers are located throughout the tri-county area and are open seven days a week. At these sites, Goodwill staff provide assistance with unloading your donations and will hand you a tax deductible receipt. All Goodwill locations accept donations. For a full list of what material donations we accept, please see our Donation Guidelines.

Financial

Goodwill’s workforce development programs are also supported by financial contributions from community members, businesses and private foundations. Our job training, job placement and support services are in the highest demand. The more financial donations we receive, the more people we can help place into competitive jobs. You can make a financial donation online through our secure site or by sending a check to us at the address below:

  • Marketing & Development Department
    Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay
    1301 30th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601

Vehicle Donations

We accept vehicle donations, including cars, trucks, vans, and boats. Unlike a number of other non-profit organizations, which contract with for-profit companies to sell the vehicles, the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle donation go directly to Goodwill to support our workforce development programs. For more information on donating your automobile, truck or boat, please call our headquarters at (510) 698-7200.

Planned Giving

Help Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay continue our work today and into the future

When you plan a gift to Goodwill as part of your overall estate and financial plans, you help us continue to create solutions that truly change lives.  Making a planned gift to Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay ensures our ability to continue our mission of turning donations into jobs – offering lifetime purpose and opportunity to individuals, families and communities.

Goodwill offers a wide range of options to give while securing your family’s financial future. With your planned gift, you may also receive substantial tax and financial benefits.  Please consider making a gift of:

  • Cash
  • A percentage of your estate through a living trust or will
  • Real estate, securities, or other marketable assets
  • Life Insurance or Retirement Accounts

Gifts may be made as unrestricted gifts or can be restricted to Goodwill’s Endowment Fund.  All funds are invested to support our workforce development training and job placement programs into the future.

To learn more about the various ways you can include Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay as a part of your estate plan, please contact Breanna Chan, at 510-698-7276or  bchan@eastbaygoodwill.org.

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN/tax ID number: 94-1186175). Your gifts are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.