Funds may be donated through any of the methods below. Thank you!!
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
*Please note, soft items must be bagged, hard items must be boxed
BASIC NEEDS DONATIon guide
Please only items in working/useable condition. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MISCELLANEOUS: handheld tools, sporting goods, pet stuff, kids toys, games, small stuffed animals
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, bikes, bowling balls, large exercise equipment
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.