WhAT YOU CAN DONATE

Basic Needs 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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goods

money

VEHICLES

DONATion Hours

Closed until further notice 

 

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 money

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

BY CHECK

Mail to: Basic Needs Thrift Shop 445 Broadway Ave St. Paul Park

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 CREDIT CARD

Click the button below

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DONATING VEHICLES

Cars, Trucks, Rv’s & Boats

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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