DONATING: It's More Than Just Dropping Stuff Off

The more information you have relating to a project, the more likely you will be motivated to get and stay organized.


(1) Giving Used/Clean Items: Many charities accept a variety of items, but greatly appreciate clean and gently used items. 

(2) Monster Garbage Bills: Please don't pass along garbage. One of the largest expenses of charity thrift stores is the garbage bill because too many items are unusable. 


(3) Acceptable Items: Alway be sure to check ahead of time of what they accept and hours available. Programs and policies change due to funding or different vendors so either call or check out their website for details.


Twin Cities Residents Start Here....

Bridging has created a very detailed chart (in PDF format) of 27 local charities/organizations accepted items.  The list is  updated yearly, but please call or review the listed organization website for their most recent list of acceptable items: 

- Click Here for Bridging Resource List 

Art Supplies

- ArtScraps- St. Paul


- Contact local schools, daycare or senior centers, or churches to see if would be interested.


- Books for Africa- St. Paul


-Half Price Books-multiple locations


Some county and school libraries accept books. Contact your local library. 

Furniture, Lamps, Mattresses, Kitchen and Household Items
- Bridging

Hearing Aids


-Starkey Foundation

Medical Equipment

- Disabled American Vets

Office or School Supplies
- Companies to Classrooms