Resources: Donation and Pick-Up Services
Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers 612-861-9550
Drive up and drop off seven days a week starting at 9:00 a.m. at four Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store Locations: Richfield, New Hope, Brooklyn Center and St. Paul. Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores accept clothing, household items, books, holiday decorations, small working appliances and furniture with a manager approval. See our complete list of accepted items from A to Z on our website: www.arcsvaluevillage.org/donate. Proceeds provide funding that benefits individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the metro area through the programs and services of Arc Greater Twin Cities. For more information about Arc go to Arc Greater Twin Cities.
Bibles for Missions Thrift Center 763-522-1786
Crystal. Pick-up area is entire Twin Cities. Accepts books, clothing, small and major appliances, furniture,household goods, sporting goods, toys, cribs, complete mattress sets with frames. No building materials or computers. Items are sold through The People’s Exchange in Minneapolis (Free Store) and funds are sent to Bulgaria to support printing costs for churches there.
Bridging 952-888-1105 www.bridging.org (information only)
Accept furniture and household goods. Do not accept king-sized beds, carpeting, waterbeds, TV’s, clothing, office furniture, books, small appliances, sporting goods, or electronics. All donations are given directly to needy families. Nothing is sold.
Call to Protect 202-785-0081
The national CALL TO PROTECT program enables people to retire their wireless phones in a manner that will help the environment and provide phones, with matching airtime, to domestic violence agencies. Drop phone(s) off at a local collection center.
Cinderella’s Secret 952-974-0073
Hopkins. No pick-up available. www.cinderellassecret.com Accepts donations of formal/prom dresses and jewelry which are given to young women who cannot afford dresses for formal occasions.
Christ United Methodist Church 651-739-8875
Maplewood. Accepts furniture for women residents at Emma Norton Residence.
Courage Center 952-881-1100
Call or go online to arrange for a pick-up. www.couragepickup.org They especially need clothing and will accept toys, knick-knacks, small appliances and other household items. No large furniture items, though.
Epilepsy Foundation 651-287-2300
St. Paul Pickup in Twin Cities, Red Wing and Faribault www.efmn.org (to request pickup) Accepts clothing, rugs, linens, curtains, and other household items, yoys, games, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. Does not take books, furniture, electronics, microwaves, mattresses or lawn and garden items.
Hope Chest 952-471-8700 or 651-642-2850
Wayzata and St Paul locations. Free pick-up possible with call. www.hopechestforbreastcancer.org Accepts designer clothing, upscale furniture and collectable items. Items are sold at store in Wayzata and proceeds are used to help women with breast cancer — providing funds for hospice, medical help, counseling and support.
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota 651-748-0400
Bloomington. Pick-up available in entire Twin Cities www.lupuspickup.org Accepts clothing, shoes, bedding, draperies, housewares, jewelry and cosmetics, small appliances, toys and knick-knacks. No furniture accepted. Items will be sold to provide funds for lupus patients and their families.
Minnesota Disabled American Veterans Pickup Service and Donation Centers 651-487-2002
Free home pick-up service in the Twin Cities Metro Area, donation sites in St. Paul and Maplewood open 7 days a week, and donation bins located across the entire metro area. www.davmn.org Accepts useable clothing of all seasons and sizes and small household items such as dishes, pots and pans, and small kitchen appliances.
National Council of Jewish Women 612-377-6444
St. Louis Park. Limited pick-up available. Accepts furniture and kitchen items. No appliances accepted.
Pilot City 612-348-4762
Pick-up in entire Twin Cities. Accepts furniture. Does not accept clothing, or appliances.
Salvation Army 612-332-5855
Minneapolis. Call for Pick-up anywhere in Twin Cities area www.thesalvationarmy.com (info only) Accepts furniture, mattress sets, clothing, newer computers, newer TVs, small appliances. Does not accept large appliances or king-sized mattresses. Donations go to thrift stores. Proceeds benefit men who are chemically dependent. Needy individuals are given vouchers for the thrift stores.
St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store 612-722-7882
Mpls/St. Paul. Pick-up available for entire Twin Cities area. Accepts furniture, mattresses, clothing, household goods, books, some carpeting, office furniture, microwaves, and TVs.
Steeple People 612-871-8305
Minneapolis. Pick-up available in Minneapolis. Accepts furniture (no mattresses), household items, clothing, books, and electronics. No appliances, sporting goods, computers, or sofa beds. Donated items are sold in Steeple People thrift store. Proceeds benefit local food shelves, battered women’s shelters, transitional housing, and other charities. Steeple People is an outreach ministry of Hennepin United Methodist Church.
Vietnam Veterans of America. 651-778-8387
Call for a pick-up or schedule online at www.vvapickup.org
Wayside House 952-926-5626
St. Louis Park. No pick-up available. www.waysidehouse.org Accepts clothing (especially large sizes) and unused toiletry items and make-up, including hotel/sample size shampoos and lotions. Donations are given to women living at Wayside House who have come out of chemical dependency programs and are starting over.
Charities Review Council of Minnesota www.smartgivers.org
Allows donors to screen their options online with a rating system for various charities.