What We Accept
Help us provide the basic home essentials to more than 14,000 people every year. Items that no longer have meaning to you can mean the world to a child, family, or individual in need.
Our Quality Standard
- 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 is not on this list, we do not accept it.
How do I donate items from my COMPANY? I have a large quantity of items.
Ready to donate stuff? See below for details on drop off or pick up options.
Need a donation receipt? Download the Item Donation Receipt for tax purposes.
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Bed frames: YES: metal, freestanding and folding, NO: headboards, footboards and wooden rails
Bookshelves/large wood furniture: 72″(h) x 36″(w) or smaller
Chairs: kitchen and upholstered (no electric/motorized chairs)
Coat rack/hall tree
Desks: 42″(w) x 24″(d) or smaller
Futons (complete set only, frame and mattress)
Mattresses and box springs: stain and rip free (no motorized beds)
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, no electric or powered sofas)
Stools: counter and bar height
Tables: kitchen and dining (no glass or stone top tables)
TV Stands: 36″ high or less
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
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 panel TVs
All must be framed
Ready to Donate Your Stuff?
You have 2 options to get your donations to Bridging:
- Drop off for free at your nearest warehouse. No appointment necessary, Bridging team members are available to unload.
- Schedule a fee-based residential/home pick up: schedule a pick up for the 7-county metro area, year-round service. We are able to schedule appointments within a 4-hour window.
- Read more about our home pick up program.
- Need a donation receipt? Download the Item Donation Receipt for tax purposes.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Note: Bridging is closed on all major holidays. Please call or check online if we are open
Where can I take the items I want to donate but are not accepted by Bridging?
If you want to donate an item but Bridging does not accept it, here are a few helpful resources: