Weirdest Things Donated To Goodwill
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? 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 pull on that $2 cardigan and take a look at the strangest things people’s closets have coughed up over the years.
- 11,017 VOTES
A Loaded Grenade LauncherPhoto: 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.
- 21,536 VOTES
This Insanely Real-Looking Artificial Decomposing Leg
When the Goodwill worker who discovered this rotted-looking thing sitting in a stained suitcase that had been donated to a store in Fort Worth, TX, she actually fainted! Thankfully, what seemed like a ridiculously realistic looking rotting leg turned out to be... fake. Further inspection revealed a plastic seam that the sorter had failed to notice at first - and clearly for good reason. Was it a dark practical joke? Leftover Halloween decorations? We'll never know.
- 31,225 VOTES
Yep, That's Definitely A Coffin
We only have two hopes concerning this donation item:1) That someone finds it and can use it for years... or centuries to come.
2) That its unused.
- 41,281 VOTES
This Live Grenade
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.
- 51,351 VOTES
The World's Most Disturbing Play SetPhoto: Archie McPheeNo, your eyes aren't deceiving you. That really does read "3 adorable animals to impale!"
- 6944 VOTES
These Old Dentures