WhAT YOU CAN DONATE

Basic Needs Store is dedicated to helping families and individuals trying to stretch their budgets. Helping the community is a key aspect of what makes Basic Needs different. Your donations make it possible. What can you donate? 

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FUNDS

GOODS

VEHICLES

DONATING FUNDS

Funds may be donated through any of the methods below. Thank you!!

BY BANK OR CU

Ask your bank or credit union about "Bill Pay". You may donate once or monthly and may stop at any time.

BY CHECK

Mail to: Basic Needs Thrift Shop 950 3rd Street, Suite 101, St. Paul Park, MN 55071

BY CREDIT CARD

Click the button below

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DONATING GoodS

Scroll down for our Donation Guide. 

Please donate items in usable condition. If you wouldn’t pay money for it, we can’t use it. It is expensive for us to dispose of unusable items.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT OUR REAR DOCK

Donations will be taken every Saturday  

10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.

*Please note, soft items must be bagged, hard items must be boxed

Please do not drop off donations after hours.

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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

DONATING VEHICLES

To donate a car and have funds go to the store, fill out the form at this link:

Be sure to use the Basic Needs Fed Tax ID (EIN): 41-1878604. 1-877-Charity Cars takes care of all of the paperwork, will tow/ pick up the vehicle, and donates 100% of the proceeds to Basic Needs. It assists you and at the same time supports the work that Basic Needs does to help those in need in St Paul Park, Cottage Grove, Newport, and surrounding communities.

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