our thrift shop

FOR THOSE IN NEED

Basic Needs Action Team was established in 1996 to determine how to meet the needs of the disadvantaged within the community. It was decided that a community-based thrift store should be opened, where the general public could donate their gently used goods for resale.

Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County applied for and received non-profit status [IRS 501 (c) (3)]. Stone Soup Thrift shop opened on September 7th, 1997.

During 2016, Stone Soup provided voucher assistance to those lacking the funds to purchases basic household goods, furniture and clothing. The vouchers allow Stone Soup to provide these goods at no cost. These donations helped community churches and other agencies, along with over 300 children and over 400 adults.

2021 brought a new store name, Basic Needs Thrift Shop.

OUR STAFF

Joanna Doctor Harris, Store Manager  – 
storemgr@Basicneedsmn.org

Julie Huffcutt, Volunteer Coordinator – 
volunteermgr@Basicneedsmn.org

Clean, seasonal, carefully inspected, gently used clothing and household items available for sale to the public and all store revenue supports our programs. 100% of the inventory is donated by the community.

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

Phone:
(651) 458-9786

Email:
storemgr@basicneedsmn.org

Store Hours:
Tue – Fri: 10:00AM – 5:00PM Sat: 10:00AM-4PM Sun/Mon: Closed

Accountability

Basic Needs Inc of South Washington County dba Basic Need Thrift Shop EARNS CHARITIES REVIEW
COUNCIL’S MEETS STANDARDS® SEAL. 

St Paul Park, MN 55071— Basic Needs Inc of South Washington County dba Basic Needs Thrift Shop received Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® seal, a visual marker on nonprofit strength. Nonprofit organizations, such as Basic Needs Thrift Shop earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders. The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits. The review process examined four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. As a result, Basic Needs has aligned its practices, policies and procedures to widely accepted standards of accountability, leading them to greater strength, efficacy and to the achievement of the Meets Standards® seal. By participating in the Accountability Wizard® review process, Basic Needs demonstrates responsibility, integrity and transparency to donors as well as the general public. 

Basic Needs Inc of South Washington County dba Basic Needs Thrift Shop’s full review report is available online at www.smartgivers.org, and the organization will also be listed in Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter. 

For more information about Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County, call 651-207-8656 or email us info@basicneedsmn.org.

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