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Where to Donate

Who needs your stuff

You should only share stuff that's in usable condition. Apply the "sister-in-law test"- if the item is not in good enough shape to loan to your fussy sister-in-law, it's not suitable for donation to folks in your community and should be moved on.

The Minnesota organizations listed in this section donate directly to folks in need without discrimination. If you learn that they are not treating clients fairly or that the information on the SYS site is inaccurate, please contact us. Feel free to suggest other organizations who can use our stuff too.


ACBC Foodshelf


2615 9th Avenue North
Anoka, MN 55303

  • Accepts donations  Monday and Wednesday 9-11

  • Seasonal clothing, children's books and toys,personal products, and food 

Bridging, Inc


Address 201  W 87th St Bloomington, MN 55420

and   1730 Terrace Dr. Roseville, MN 55113

  • Household Items

  • Furniture

  • Furniture pick-up available with a charge

Minnesota Organizations

Damiano Center


206 W 4th St

Duluth, MN 55805

  • Clothes Closet Donations accepted Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9-3 and Wednesday  9-6

  •  Clothes (especially work clothes) and household items



Address 2331 W. 3rd St. Duluth, MN 55806

  • Accepts donations Tuesday and Thursday 10-1

  • Furniture, clothing

Safehaven Shelter


414 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

  • Accepts donations  Thursday 8-4 or by arrangement

  • Used cell phones, women and children's clothing, household goods

Infants Remembered in Silence


218 Third Ave. NW
Faribault, MN 55021

  • Supports families experiencing infant loss

  • pastel yarn, scrapbooking supplies, baby afghans and blankets with matching caps, kleenex, books on grieving and infant loss

Hennepin County Library

41 locations

  • The library accepts books in good condition, as well as historic documents and some electronic media

  • Before donating , contact your local library

Read Indeed


Read Indeed
625 St. Louis St., Ste 20
Hopkins MN 55343

  • As a young child Maria Keller had a dream to collect a million books for children in need. You can join her by donating gently used children's books

  • Check the website and learn when the warehouse is open

Clothesline Clothing Distribution


St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN  55115

  • Accepts donations  Monday thru Thursday 8-4

  • clothing (especially work clothes), laundry baskets, and cleaning supplies

Focus Minnesota


1600 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis 55407

  • Accepts donations Wednesday 10-1,Thursday and Friday 10:30-2:30

  • Clothing, laundry soap, and children's books

Clothing Boutique Sabathani Community Center


310 East 38th Street Minneapolis MN 55409

  • Accepts donations Monday thru Thursday 9-3

  • Seasonal clothing, school supplies 

Ready for Success


815 & 819 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 55404

  • Professional clothing and new accessories for men and women

  • Contact organization to arrange donation time

Tandem Family Resource Center


4105 Chicago Ave South

Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Supports mothers and babies

  • Baby clothing, toys, and equipment

  • Donate Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9-3

Women's Prison Book Project


c/o Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Paperback books for women in prison especially dictionaries, books in Spanish,health, and mystery/horror novels

  • Can be dropped off at Boneshaker Books daily from 11-8. Call before big donations



Address 41 North 12th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403

  • Gloves, handwarmers, new underwear and bras

Paynesville Community Service


Address 110 Lake Street, Paynesville, MN 56362

  • Accepts donations 10-2 Tuesday and Friday and in outdoor bin

  • Seasonal clothing, toiletries, furniture

CROSS Clothing Closet



12915 Weinand Circle Rogers, MN 55374

  • Accepts donations Monday and Thursday 9-4, Wednesday 9-7:30, Friday 9-noon

  • Seasonal clothing, new toys and birthday supplies

Dress for Success

Saint Paul

1549 University Avenue West
St. Paul,Minnesota 55104

  • Call to arrange donation

  • Women's interview clothing

Books for Africa

St Paul

635 Prior Ave. N, Suite 100St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Popular fiction and nonfiction  (soft and hard cover)

books that are less than 15 years old , textbooks (soft and hard cover) published before 2002 ,reference books published in 2007 or later,medical, nursing, IT, and

law books  newer than 2007.

some Bibles or religious books, box separated from other donations and marked as  “Religious texts.” 

School/office supplies—paper, pencils, pens, wall charts, maps, etc.

  • Books accepted Wednesday 9-3:30 and 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9-12

Clothing Center Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

St Paul

217 Mackubin Street 
Saint Paul, MN 55102 

  • Accepts donations when church is open

  • Seasonal clothing, 

Joseph's Coat

St Paul

1107 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

  • Free store for families facing challenges. Accepts donations most Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-2pm

  • Seasonal clothing and shoes, small household goods, personal care items

Martha's Closet

St Paul

500 Cedar Street ~ St. Paul MN 55101

  • Accepts donations at Central Presbyterian Church

  • Interview and work clothes on hangers for women  

Minnesota Literacy Council

St Paul

700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180
St. Paul, MN  55114

  • Children's books especially 

Bilingual and multicultural children's books,board books,

picture books,easy chapter books, and  middle grades chapter books

  • Contact agency to arrange donation

Mr Michael Recycles Bicycles

St Paul

520 N Prior Ave

St Paul MN 55104

  • Used bicycles are refurbished and given to those in need

  • Contact Mr Michael for donation options

pcs for people

Saint Paul

1481 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Donated computers are refurbished and given to low income people

  • Drop off Monday-Friday 9-5:30

The Giving Rack

St Paul

1965 Sherwood Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55119

  • Free store for families facing challenges. Accepts donations Mondays and  Tuesdays 2-6 pm

  • Seasonal clothing for all ages  

The Hospitality Center for Chinese Students

St Paul

 1407 Cleveland Ave North St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Supports Chinese students studying at the University of Minnesota

  • Need furniture for apts. Pick-up can be arranged. Option may depend on school schedule

The Paperbag Princess

South Saint Paul

Suite 111
1185 North Concord Ave
South St Paul, 55075


  • Prom dresses and suits for dances

  • Contact group to arrange donation

Saber Nation Station


Shakopee High School
100 17th Ave W,

Shakopee, MN 55379


  • School based free store

  • Seasonal teen clothing, toiletries, and school supplies

Valley Outreach Clothes Closet


1911 Curve Crest Blvd. West, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082

  • Monday-Friday 9-4 and Tuesday and Thursday  until 7

  • Clothing, especially scrubs and underwear

Operation Glass Slipper


  • Accepts donations of prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding gowns along with associated accessories

  • Check website for multiple donation sites

Mary's Wish Furniture Depot


Address 12 East 8th St., Waconia, MN 5538

  • Donations accepted Thursday thru Saturday 10-4 ​

  • Furniture pick-up available Wednesday-Saturday 10-4

  • Furniture and baby equipment in very good condition, and flat screen TV's

Project Prom


  • Accepts donations of prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses

  • Check website for multiple drop-off locations

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