Welcome to basic needs thrift shop!

Basic Needs Thrift Shop is a non-profit thrift store that is both open to the public for shopping and provides much needed items to people in need. Merchandise available in the Thrift Shop includes the following: clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, bath towels, toys, craft items,  home improvement items, furniture, and kitchen items.

Basic Needs Thrift Shop is supported by volunteers and donations of new and gently used items. Revenue generated through the sales of affordable items is used to support the programs and services offered by Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County.

Location: 6990 80th St. #200, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Thrift Shop Hours:

  • Tues: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Wed: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Thurs: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Fri: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Sat: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sun: 12 pm to 4 pm 

Basic Needs of South Washington County provides multiple programs to our community utilizing the charitable contributions of our valuable donors. With these donations we provide fresh family meals once a month on Saturdays, free little pantries, community garden, as well as supplement the thrift store as it expands to meet a growing need in today’s economic climent.

While every charity has some administrative and fundraising costs including accounting, insurance, and some other incidentals our programming consists of 87.5% of our expenses, which is considered excellent with Charity Navigator’s guidelines.

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