Thrift Shop Donations

Donation Hours

Wednesdays 10am-2pm
Saturdays 10am-3pm

Please drop donations off behind the building by the teal awning.

BASIC NEEDS DONATIon guide

Please only items in working, useable, and sellable condition. Thank you! 

*We reserve the right to refuse any donation due to inventory or condition*

ITEMS WE ACCEPT

CLOTHING: baby through adult 
ACCESSORIES: belts, hats, purses, wallets, handbags, metal jewelry
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: antiques, frames, artwork, decorations, clocks, kitchenware, knick-knacks, curtains
SMALL APPLIANCES: vacuums, irons, coffee makers, toasters, griddles, sewing machines
BEDDING: blankets, sheets, quilts, bedspreads, throw pillows
ELECTRONICS: DVD players, blu ray players, DVDs, flat-screen TVs
BOOKS: novels, children’s books, non-fiction
OUTDOOR: lawn chairs, gardening tools, planters, seasonal
FURNITURE: *all furniture must be photo-approved by our staff. Please email an image to us at storemgr@basicneedsmn.org
MISCELLANEOUS: handheld tools, sporting goods, pet stuff, kids toys, games, small stuffed animals

ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT

CLOTHING: NO used underwear, used socks or medical items 
ACCESSORIES: NO luggage, plastic or rubber jewelry, kids play jewelry
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: NO carpet, cabinets, fans, medical equipment, blinds, curtain rods, hardware, single-use storage containers
APPLIANCES: NO microwaves, space heaters, bread makers, popcorn machines, warming plates, or any other large appliance
BEDDING: NO mattresses or pillows
ELECTRONICS: NO fax machines, speakers, VCR players, VHS tapes, computers, gaming consoles, CD players, antennas, copiers, stereos
BOOKS: NO textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias
OUTDOOR: NO grills, mowers, weed eaters, snow blowers
FURNITURE: NO pianos, organs, bed frames
MISCELLANEOUS: NO industrial tools, aquariums, hard drives, baby cribs, baby/child car seats, strollers, bikes, bowling balls, large exercise equipment

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