If you’re like me, you have dug through drawers and cleaned out closets while spending more time at home. Now you have bags worth of items you would like to donate. But are all those organizations closed? Short answer: no. Here’s a roundup of nonprofits who are collecting your goods for a greater good.
Know of a nonprofit not listed? Please let me know on Facebook or email.
Not accepted: microwaves, large appliances, box springs and mattresses, paint, computers, TVs, VCRs, cribs and car seats.
You can visit their locations in Bloomington, New Hope and Richfield between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm to drop off items. You are asked to stay in your vehicle and have items pre-sorted beforehand. They may temporarily suspend collecting donations at particular locations if they are full.
What they do: provide furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
Donations accepted: bed frames, mattresses and box springs, chairs, dressers, tables, bedding, kitchenware, DVD players, TVs (2008 or newer), vacuums, framed mirrors or artwork.
Not accepted: clothing, toys, computers, sporting goods.
You are drop off at either the Bloomington or Roseville locations with no appointment necessary. They’re open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. They also offer home driveway/garage pickup for a $75 fee.
Bonus: Bridging offers a great guide as to what nonprofits accept. However, not all of the organizations listed are currently accepting donations.
What they do: a faith-based nonprofit serving those in recovery and reentry by providing work, community and hope.
Donations accepted: clothing (keep separate from other items), housewares, jewelry, holiday decor, sporting goods, tools.
Not accepted: list not available online
They’re currently accepting donations Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm as long as it isn’t raining. Check their Facebook page to see if they’re accepting donations the day you’re planning to head out.