Weird Weirdest Things Donated to Goodwill  

Ashley Reign
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Ah, Goodwill! Who doesn’t love the thrill of sifting through moth-ball laden garments for the occasional treasure that promises to reveal itself to those who have the patience to really dig? Well, here we’ve collected a list of the weirdest items ever donated to a Goodwill store. You see, in the thrill of the hunt, many times you may never notice the bizarre collection of items you sift right past that are actually treasures in their own - albeit sometimes borderline creepy - right. Fear not however, for on display below you’ll find a collection of some of the weirdest things donated to Goodwill in all of thrift store history.

What can you donate to Goodwill? What will Goodwill accept? Well, as it turns out, anatomically correct fertility gods and sculptures made of doll heads are totally fair game! And so are stripper poles! We combed the web for the weirdest, tackiest, and just plain strange donations ever dropped off at a Goodwill thrift store, and the offerings did not disappoint. So the next time you’re just not sure where you’re going to pick-up a new coffin or that pig fetus to really tie you living room decorating scheme together, calm your nerves, and know that Goodwill has you covered.

The collection you’re about to experience comes from both Goodwill employees and customers alike, who just couldn’t resist snapping a photo of some of the craziest things people have donated throughout the years. As you wade through this list of the strangest and creepiest objects donated to Goodwill, you’ll find yourself basking in the glory of everything from the world’s creepiest art to things that might have been attempts at art but failed miserably.

So pull on that $2 cardigan and take a look at the strangest things people’s closets have coughed up over the years.
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This Insanely Real-Looking Artificial Decomposing Leg
This Insanely Real-Looking Art... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Weirdest Things Donated to Goodwill
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Thankfully, this ridiculously realistic looking rotting leg turned out to be fake, but not before it got a few screams out of the Fort Worth, TX Goodwill worker who discovered it.
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This Disturbing Display
This Disturbing Display is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Weirdest Things Donated to Goodwill
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Something just ain't right about that.
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A Loaded Grenade Launcher
A Loaded Grenade Launcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Weirdest Things Donated to Goodwill
Photo: MarinaJord/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0

Employees at a Goodwill store in Tampa, FL, made an unpleasant discovery in their donation bin on January 28, 2018: a grenade launcher, complete with a live grenade. Apparently it had been sent by another store – no one realized what it was.

The authorities disposed of the grenade and locked up the weapon.

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This Live Grenade
This Live Grenade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Weirdest Things Donated to Goodwill
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Not only did this live grenade donation give a very real scare to employees at a Goodwill store in Texas, a professional had to be called in to disarm it.
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