DONATE YOUR STUFF

 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.

 

QUALITY OF ITEMS DONATED

DROP-OFF DONATIONS

SCHEDULE A FEE-BASED PICKUP

COST AND PICKUP DETAILS

DONATION RECEIPT

LARGE QUANTITY (Corporate and Institutional In-Kind Donations)

WHAT WE ACCEPT

 

QUALITY OF ITEMS ACCEPTED

  • Quality, gently used and new items accepted.
  • All items must be clean and in good working condition (fully-functioning).
  • Free of rips, stains and/or pet hair.
  • All staff and volunteers have the right to refuse items that do not meet our quality standard.
  • Not sure if you should donate an item? Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving it to a friend or family member.
  • If it's not on this list, we don't take it.

OPTION 1: DROP-OFF YOUR DONATIONS

  • No cost and no appointment necessary.
  • Staff and volunteers available to help unload.
  • Two locations to choose from, serving the seven county metro area: BLOOMINGTON and ROSEVILLE.
  • DONATION HOURS
    Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Fridays and Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Closed on Sundays and all major holidays.

OPTION 2: SCHEDULE A FEE-BASED PICKUP

  • We pick up in the Twin Cities seven county metro area.
  • Schedule a pickup online or call the Bridging office at 952.888.1105.
  • You must provide credit card information at the time of booking.
  • Your credit card will be pre-authorized and the charge will be held in a pending status until the pickup is complete.
  • Please select the county that matches the pickup location and then select a date. 

COST AND PICKUP DETAILS

  • $75 for pickups from OUTSIDE A RESIDENCE (curbside or garage)
  • Outside pickups are generally available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • $150 for pickups from INSIDE A RESIDENCE.
  • Inside pickups are generally available on weekdays from 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • The pickup team has the right to refuse items that we do not accept or do not meet our quality standard.
  • If we cannot access the garage or refuse ALL items, you will be subject to a $25 trip charge.

DONATION RECEIPT

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.

 

LARGE QUANTITY (Corporate and Institutional In-Kind)

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.

 


WHAT WE ACCEPT

 

For additional donor resources in the Twin Cities, please check out the Donor Resource List (pdf).

 

FURNITURE:

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

Dressers

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

Colanders/strainers

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

Platters/serving trays

Rugs (no larger than 8’ high x 10’ wide)

Silverware: forks, spoons, knives + serving pieces  

Sleeping bags

Storage: bins/baskets/canisters

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

Wastebaskets/trash cans

 

SMALL APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS:

Blenders/Cuisinart/food processors/mixers

Clocks

Coffeemakers  

Crockpots

DVD players

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)

Microwaves

Radios (portable)

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

Vacuums

 

MIRRORS, ARTWORK, & PICTURES:

All must be framed

 

TOOLS:  

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:


 

CONTACT US

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.