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.

QUALITY OF ITEMS DONATED

DROP-OFF DONATIONS

SCHEDULE A FEE-BASED PICKUP

SERVICE AREA

COST AND PICKUP DETAILS

DONATION RECEIPT

WHAT WE ACCEPT

 

QUALITY OF ITEMS ACCEPTED

  • 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 feel comfortable giving it to a friend or family member.
  • PDF List of items we take. If it's not on this list, we don't take it.

OPTION 1: DROP-OFF YOUR DONATIONS

  • Drop off for free, no appointment necessary.
  • Staff and volunteers available to help unload.
  • Bridging accepts donations at two warehouses; BLOOMINGTON and ROSEVILLE.
  • DONATION HOURS
    Monday - Thursday: 10 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

  • 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. 

OUR SERVICE AREA? The Twin Cities seven county metro area.

 

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.

 


WHAT WE ACCEPT

 

Click here for a list of items to donate. (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

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

 

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.