Give Stuff

What We Accept

Help us provide the basic home essentials to nearly 13,000 people every year. Items that no longer have meaning to you can mean the world to a child, family, or individual in need. Read a few Lives We Touch to get inspired!

Our Quality Standard

  • Gently used and new items accepted.
  • Free of rips, stains, strong odors and/or pet hair.
  • All items must be clean, fully functioning and in good condition.
  • Not sure if you should donate an item? Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving it to a friend or family member.


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Bed frames: YES: metal, freestanding and folding, NO: headboards, footboards and wooden rails
Chairs: kitchen, rocking and upholstered (no powered 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 powered beds)
YES: twin, full, queen, king size accepted – memory foam ok
NO: cribs, electrical beds, bunk beds, trundle beds, sleeper sofas, or rollaways
Sofas, loveseats, and ottomans (no sleeper or powered sofas)
Stools: counter and bar height
Tables: Nightstand, coffee, end
Tables: kitchen and dining (no glass, stone or tile tops)
TV Stands: 36″ high or less
Wood furniture: large/bookcases, 72″(h) x 36″(w) or smaller


LINENS, KITCHEN & BATH ESSENTIALS: full sets not required
Bakeware: casseroles, loaf and muffin pans, pie plates, rectangular, pizza pans, and cookie sheets
Bathroom: shower curtains, bath mats, soap dish, wastebaskets, and toothbrush holders
Bed linens: pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets, mattress pads and bed skirts
Blankets, comforters, bedspreads: all sizes
Colanders and 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 and serving trays
Rugs (max. size 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 and trash cans


Blenders, Cuisinart, food processors and mixers
DVD players
Fans: box and floor (no ceiling fixtures)
Hairdryers, curling irons and flat iron
Heaters: small and electric
Irons and Ironing boards
Lamps: floor and table (no fixtures)
Microwaves (counter tops only)
Radios (portable)
Specialty appliances: electric griddles, woks, fry pans, panini press/grills and rice steamers
Toasters and toaster ovens
TVs, remotes and converter boxes: Manufactured in 2008 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:

1. Drop off for free at your nearest Bridging warehouse – Bloomington or Roseville.

  • No appointment necessary, Bridging team members are available to unload.

2. Schedule a fee-based residential/home pick up.

  • This year-round service is available for most of the 7-county Twin Cities metro area. Check your zip code for availability.
  • This service can be scheduled online or with a Bridging representative by calling our main phone, 952.888.1105.
  • Read more about our home pick up program.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Note: Bridging is closed on all major holidays. Contact Us for more details.

Where can I take the items I want to donate but are NOT accepted at Bridging?


Need a donation receipt? Download the Item Donation Receipt for tax purposes.

The Lives We Touch Kormasah and Emmanuel’s Story

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