DONATION FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What items does Bridging accept?

Bridging accepts quality, gently used furniture and household goods. Items must be free of stains, rips, tears, and pet hair. View a list of acceptable items here.

 

Where and when can I donate my furniture and household goods?

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 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bridging is closed on Sundays and major holidays.

 

Can Bridging pick up the items I want to donate?

Yes. Bridging offers a fee-based pickup program for the 7-county Twin Cities Metro area for residential donors. Pickups from outside a residence (curbside or garage) start at $75, and pickups from inside a residence start at $150. Donation pickups are available for the seven county metro area. Schedule a pickup now. If you are a Corporate or Institutional donor (large volume donation), please read more here.

 

Where can I get a donation receipt?

Donation receipts are available when items are donated at both Bridging’s Bloomington and Roseville locations. All furniture pickups automatically receive a donation receipt.

 

What does Bridging do with the furniture and household goods I donated?

Bridging distributes furniture and household goods to local families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Every year we serve more than 4,000 local households in need (over 14,000 people). That means we are filling more than 11 semi-truck loads of furniture and household goods for people in need every week. That is a lot of stuff and that is why we need your help!

 

Does Bridging turn down donations?

Yes. It is important to Bridging to provide quality, essential furniture and household good items to people in need. Therefore, we are unable to accept items that are not on our accepted donations list and/or are stained, ripped, torn, and/or include pet hair.

 

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:

 

What else does Bridging need?

Bridging relies on financial gifts, volunteers, and donations of quality, gently used furniture and household goods to best serve local people in need. What are you waiting for? Get involved today!