Give Stuff

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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FURNITURE

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
Dressers
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: Nightstand/coffee/end
Tables: kitchen and dining (no glass or stone top tables)
TV Stands: 36″ high or less

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 (portable)
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
Vacuums

MIRRORS, ARTWORK, & PICTURES

All must be framed

Ready to Donate Your Stuff?

You have 2 options to get your donations to Bridging:

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. 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:

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