In observance of the holidays, Bridging will be closed on FRIDAY, December 23, SATURDAY, December 24, and MONDAY, December 26. We will also be closed SATURDAY, December 31 and MONDAY, January 2.
Items that no longer have meaning to you can mean the world to a child, family, or individual in need. Donate the quality, gently used furniture and household goods that you no longer need or use and furnish a home with hope.
LARGE QUANTITY (Corporate and Institutional In-Kind Donations)
Your donation is tax-deductible at the fair market value of each item. Your donations help us provide the basic home essentials to over 4,000 homes a year. We do sell non-essential donations in order to purchase needed items when our inventory is low. Less than 5% of our annual incoming donations are sold.
Printable receipt for items donated to Bridging.
If you have large quantities of product to donate, consider giving them to Bridging so they may benefit a family in need. In-kind donations from our community partners are crucial to our operation. 35% of our inventory is from our Corporate and Institutional community. Learn more here.
For additional donor resources in the Twin Cities, please check out the Donor Resource List (pdf).
Armoires: 6’ (h) x 4’ (w) or smaller
Bed frames: YES: metal, 4-sided and folding, NO: headboards, footboards and wooden rails
Bookcases/cabinets: 6’ (h) x 4’ (w) or smaller
Chairs: kitchen and upholstered (lift chairs ok)
Coat rack/hall tree
Desks: 4’ (w) x 2’ (d) or smaller
Futons (complete set only)
Mattresses and box springs: stain and rip free
YES: twin, full, queen, king size accepted; foam ok
NO: cribs, electrical beds, bunk beds, trundle beds, captain’s beds, sleeper sofas, or rollaways
Sofas, loveseats, and ottomans (no sleeper sofas)
Stools: counter and bar height
Tables: kitchen and dining (no glass top tables)
Tables: night/end/coffee/tv stand
HOUSEWARES – LINENS, KITCHEN & BATH ESSENTIALS: full sets not required
Bakeware: casseroles, loaf/muffin pans, pie plates, rectangular/pizza pans, and cookie sheets
Bathroom: shower curtains, bath mats, soap dish, wastebaskets, and toothbrush holders
Bed linens/sheets: pillowcases, flat sheets and fitted sheets + mattress pads and bedskirts
Blankets/comforters/bedspreads: all sizes
Cookware: all sizes, pots and pans
Dishes: plates, bowls, cups + serving pieces, butter dish and salt/pepper shakers
Glassware: all sizes, drinking and stemware
Hangers: plastic only
Knives, cutting boards and knife blocks
Laundry baskets and bags
Napkin, utensil and paper towel holders
Pillows: sleeping and decorative
Plasticware and food storage containers
Rugs (no larger than 8’ high x 10’ wide)
Silverware: forks, spoons, knives + serving pieces
Table linens: placemats, table cloths, and napkins
Tea kettles/thermoses/travel mugs
Towels: kitchen and bath (wash, hand and bath)
Utensils (serving): spatulas, can openers, mixing spoons, whisks, peelers, tongs, scissors, and slicers
SMALL APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS:
Fans: box and floor (no ceiling fixtures)
Hairdryers, curling irons/flat iron
Heaters: small/electric (no base-board heaters)
Irons and Ironing boards
Lamps: floor and table (no fixtures)
Specialty appliances: electric griddles, woks, fry pans, panini press/grills, quesadillas makers, rice steamers, and waffle makers
Toasters and toaster ovens
TVs, remotes and converter boxes: Manufactured in 2000 or newer - 30” or smaller tube TVs, 42” or smaller, free standing flat screen TVs
MIRRORS, ARTWORK, & PICTURES:
All must be framed
Screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, wrenches, and tape measure
Where can I take the items I want to donate but aren’t accepted by Bridging?
If you want to donate an item but Bridging doesn’t accept it, here are a few helpful resources:
Still have questions about what we do and don't take? Please contact us with your question and we will get back to you promptly.