Spring your giving forward
There’s power in giving. Giving doesn’t always mean financial donations; it can also mean a commitment of time, expertise and a sharing of goods.
In the spirit of spring-cleaning, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations want to lend a hand by connecting you to some of our nonprofit grantees accepting non-monetary donations to better serve their communities. Not only does the reuse of goods support the community—it also reduces the need for production of new products, which reduces the amount of carbon emissions released into the environment.
Check out the list below to see how you can amplify your giving:
Bridging – accepts gently used and new items including furniture, housewares, small appliances, electronics, mirrors, artwork and pictures
Catholic Charities – accepts new clothing items for adults, teens, children and babies; diapers, hygiene products, ethnic hair care products and household items
Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (Woodbury) – accepts food items, vehicles and diapers
CommonBond Communities – accepts sewing supplies
Department of Indian Work (DIW) – accepts clothing, dry goods such as oatmeal, rice and boxed meals, canned and bottled items such as beans, corned beef and vegetable oil and personal care items such as feminine hygiene products, soap and toilet paper
Goodwill - accepts gently used and new items including clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, electronics, mirrors, artwork and pictures
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul – accepts feminine hygiene products, towels and washcloths, disposable razors, deodorant, games, craft supplies, coloring and activity books
Keystone Community Services – accepts canned goods, perishables, personal care items and bikes
Listening House – accepts tennis shoes and boots while in season, jeans, boxer briefs, cotton underwear, hoodies and long sleeve shirts
Merrick Community Services – accepts food items, toys (for all ages), new or gently used clothes, baby supplies and toiletries
Model Cities – accepts toiletries, cleaning supplies, sewing machines, arts and craft supplies
MORE – accepts clothing and household items
Neighborhood House – accepts nonperishable food and vehicles
Neighbors, Inc. – accepts gently used and new clothing and footwear for all ages, household items, hygiene/personal care products and nonperishable food
Salvation Army – accepts gently used and new items including clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, electronics and artwork
The Link – accepts food, socks, underwear, t-shirts, household items, move-in kits and baby/toddler items/kits
Tubman – accepts bottle brushes, size 6 diapers and pull-ups, baby hygiene supplies, new lightweight and foldable strollers, umbrella strollers, new baby bathtubs, cradle cap shampoo and ointment, thermometers and coverslips, gift cards, new nasal aspirators and new activity bouncers and jumpers
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity – accepts appliances, architectural items, building materials, bathroom sinks, new tubs, new carpet, doors, electronic parts, flooring, furniture, hardware, new shingles, new shutters and blinds, air conditioners, furnaces, kitchen cabinets, landscaping materials, lighting and ceiling fans
Union Gospel Mission – accepts gently used and new items such as clothing (for all seasons) and footwear, linen, new blankets and personal care items
Valley Outreach – accepts clothing, scrubs, purses, belts, shoes and nonperishable food
Vineyard Community Services (Burnsville) – accepts food items such as canned goods, fresh produce, frozen goods and dairy products
Women’s Advocates Inc. – accepts seasonal and comfortable women’s and children’s clothing, new towels of all sizes, new twin-XL bedding sets and blankets and African American hair products (shampoo, conditioner, oils)
360 Communities – accepts items such as cooking and baking goods, canned fish, meat and peanut butter
*The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations will not be accepting donations on behalf of the organizations listed. If you are interested in giving, please visit the website your organization(s) of choice and follow their recommended protocol for donating.
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