Congratulations on downsizing and editing. But now you have this stuff that you need to get rid of. Now what? While there is always the option below, here are some links to get you started.
ARC Value Village Make a difference with your donation! Choose The Arc, a local nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities and their families. All proceeds from your donations to Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores go right back into our community. Donating is quick, convenient and tax-deductible. Drive up and drop off items seven days a week at any of our four convenient Arc’s Value Village locations. Take me there
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Your Personal Source for Fabulous Fashion Our free personal shopping and styling service will get you in touch with your inner fashionista! We work with wardrobe stylists and thrift aficionados to offer free personal shopping and styling services at all four Arc’s Value Village stores. Fill your closet with fabulous finds on a thrift store budget.
Bridging www.bridging.org 952-888-1105 (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 www.cinderellassecret.com 952-974-0073 Hopkins. No pick-up available. Accepts donations of formal/prom dresses and jewelry which are given to young women who cannot afford dresses for formal occasions.
Courage Centerwww.couragepickup.org 952-881-1100 Call or go online to arrange for a pick-up. They especially need clothing and will accept toys, knick-knacks, small appliances and other household items. No large furniture items, though.
Epilepsy Foundation www.efmn.org 651-287-2300 St. Paul Pickup in Twin Cities, Red Wing and Faribault (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 www.hopechestforbreastcancer.org 952-471-8700 or 651-642-2850 Wayzata and St Paul locations. Free pick-up possible with call. 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 Minnesotawww.lupuspickup.org 651-748-0400 Bloomington. Pick-up available in entire Twin Cities. 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 www.davmn.org 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. Accepts useable clothing of all seasons and sizes and small household items such as dishes, pots and pans, and small kitchen appliances.
Salvation Armywww.thesalvationarmy.com 612-332-5855 Minneapolis. Call for Pick-up anywhere in Twin Cities area (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.
Vietnam Veterans of Americawww.vvapickup.org 651-778-8387 Call for a pick-up or schedule online
Wayside House www.waysidehouse.org 952-926-5626 St. Louis Park. No pick-up available. 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 Minnesotawww.smartgivers.org Allows donors to screen their options online with a rating system for various charities.
Advocacy through Organization
Kimberly Dahline, Your Organizational Advocate Member of NAPO, NAPO, MN 612-382-6849
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