DONATE YOUR STUFF

 

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.  Complete list of items to donate below.

 

DROP-OFF YOUR DONATIONS

  • No cost and no appointment necessary.
  • Staff and volunteers available to help unload.
  • Two locations, serving the seven county metro area. Open year-round. Closed on major holidays.

 

SCHEDULE A FEE-BASED PICKUP

  • Need help getting your items to Bridging? Hire a Bridging truck to pick up your donations.
  • Residential pickups are available for the seven county metro area.
  • Pickups from outside a residence (curbside or garage) start at $75.
  • Pickups from inside a residence start at $150.
  • Schedule a pickup online or call 952.888.1105.

 

QUALITY OF ITEMS ACCEPTED

  • Quality, gently used and new items accepted. All items must be clean and in good working condition.
  • 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 you still use it in your own home or if you would feel comfortable giving it to a friend or family member.

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.

 

Bridging accepts donations of quality, gently used furniture and household goods at both our Bloomington and Roseville locations. Donations are accepted Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bridging is closed on Sundays and all major holidays.

 


WHAT WE ACCEPT

 

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

Entertainment centers: 6’ (h) x 4’ (w) or smaller

Futons (complete set only)

Mattresses and box springs: 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

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