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Goodwill (South San Francisco ) - South San Francisco - 225 Kenwood Way

Goodwill (South San Francisco )

225 Kenwood Way, South San Francisco, California 94080
650-737-9827
Hours:

Store Hours Daily 10-6
Donation Hours Tu-Su 10-2
(Drive-thru access drop-off behind store in the parking lot via Brentwood Dr or Mosswood Wy)

Accepted list. Donors get extra love for pre-sorting their items before drop-off: clothing in one bag; shoes and accessories in another; household items in a third; electrical and e-waste in another; books get their own bag. Bag jewelry separately.

Textiles & goods go from retail stores to bins, boxes, & bales for aftermarket, wholesale & salvage sales. Salvage-quality textiles are sold for industrial applications like rag making, insulation or filler.

Electronics list. We process, repair or recycle parts from damaged electronics for resale through our Goodwill retail store locations and online marketplaces. Any items that do not pass our multi-point rigorous testing will be responsibly recycled with our certified R2 and e-steward certified recycling partner.

Item Notes Method Destination
Air Mattress Folded in box; no leaks
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials New/gently used kits
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Balloons New/unused packages
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Bicycle - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Books - Children's
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Books - Hard Cover
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Books - Soft Cover
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Cables & Wires - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Cameras & Camcorders - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Cell Phones - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Ceramics & Pottery - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Christmas Lights - Working In original packaging
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Christmas Trees - Artificial Neatly packaged, in good, working condition. If it is electrical, lights must work
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clocks & Watches - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothes Hangers - Working Not from dry-cleaners
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothing - Children's
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothing - Good Condition Including scarves & belts
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothing - Poor Condition Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Clothing - Undergarments - Good condition
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clothing - Undergarments - Poor Condition Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Collectibles
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Computer Accessories - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Computer Monitors - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Computers - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Disposable Diapers & Wipes - New Adult and child
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Electronics - Working Consumer electronics including networking equipment. https://sfgoodwill.org/donate/donate-electronics/
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Exercise Equipment - Working Direct donation to stores - including skis & boots, roller blades & skates
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Eyeglasses Sunglasses, Readers
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Furniture - Small - Working Very limited, very small pieces depending on if they have space
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Holiday & Seasonal Items
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Houseware - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Jewelry
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Knives & Shears Working condition
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Lighting Fixtures - Working Including lava lamps (direct store donation), table lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps and shades.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Luggage - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Microwave - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Musical Instruments & Gear - Working Including pianos & organs (call first)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Newspaper Drop neatly bundled newspaper for staff to wrap glassware and collectibles to staff at the register.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Pet Supplies - Working No food or medicine. Fish tank donations need to be direct to stores.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Pillows - Decorative
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plant Pots - Ceramic Clean, dry, decorative
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Polyester Batting/Filling New/unused sealed bags
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Pots & Pans - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Purses & Backpacks - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Rugs & Mats - Working Rugs over 5 feet must be donated direct to a store site
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Shoes - Good Condition
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Small Household Appliances - Working Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Sporting Goods - Working Direct donation to stores, if large.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Stuffed Animals
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Telephones Working; secure loose parts
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Television - Working smaller than 27 in.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Textiles - Good Condition/Size
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Toys & Games - Working New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters New/unused
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Vacuum Cleaners - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Water Bottles - Reusable
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Wedding Items
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Wrapping Paper - Metallic New/mostly full
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic New/mostly full
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse

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