Where to Donate Things

As we downsize our own homes, we are looking for places to donate things. As we find unique places to donate specific items we will update this list. Please confirm that the sites are still accepting donations especially during the pandemic.

ClothingThe following organizations provide clothing for free to those in need:
Joseph’s Coat – St. Paul
Sharing and Caring Hands – Minneapolis
BrasI Support the Girls has a Twin Cities location for drop off. https://isupportthegirls.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/supportthegirlstwincities/.
We are working to support the homeless and at-risk women in the Twin Cities metro area by collecting new/gently used bras, new underwear and feminine hygiene products. All products stay local and are distributed to shelters and other nonprofit organizations supporting girls and women.

At the Bra Recyclers, gently used and new bras are donated to nonprofits around the world that support women and girls escaping domestic violence, human trafficking, or girls who cannot afford school because they don’t have a bra. Large numbers of bras have to be mailed to AZ.
They also have drop-off sites at Soma stores. https://www.brarecycling.com/

Free The Girls (https://freethegirls.org/) helps women rescued from sex trafficking reintegrate into their communities. Donated bras help women establish and maintain a business in the developing world. They have drop-off locations https://freethegirls.org/locations or they take donations from bra drives https://freethegirls.org/bradrive. They are location in IN.
Costume JewelryI Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation, accepts costume and estate jewelry. They take the time to repair, clean and disinfect old costume jewelry which is available at their Spring Bling for a minimal donation to raise funds. They then give jewelry to Cinderella’s closet and indirectly help a mission in Nicaragua. Donations must be mailed to AZ. https://ihavewings.org/donate-costume-jewelry/
Craft Supplieshttps://textilecentermn.org/donations/
Specific days to donate for their garage sales
ShoesSoles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. There are some local drop off sites or Zappos will pay for shipping! https://soles4souls.org/give-shoes/ Zappos will pay for shipping!
Clothing-Specific
Sewing Supplies
Misc
RETHINK Tailoring’s mission is to get as many garments that ALREADY exist BACK into rotation. We do this by altering/upcycyling/repairing old forgotten items in the closet (currently on pause), AND by teaching others how to do it themselves, with very small in-person classes, and our online classes. Additionally the in-house designs are all made from secondhand or surplus fabrics.  https://www.facebook.com/rethinktailoring/
Socks-usedIs a 501 (C)(3) non profit located in the Twin Cities, Mn. Providing clean socks and underwear to the homeless population in and around the Twin Cities
http://www.sockdrawers.org/
ToysRoseville EFCE Toy Library
https://t7-live-isd623.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/isd623.org/files//CE%20ECFE%20Brochure.pdf
Minneapolis Toy Library
https://mplstoylibrary.org/donations/
Hair, fur, fleeceYou can donate hair, fur and fleece which is used to soak up major oil spills and help keep
stormdrains and waterways clean. https://matteroftrust.org/collecting-hair-fur-fleece/a
CDsThis one closed due to Cov-id. Instead of tossing those unwanted discs into the trash, why not send them to The CD Recycling Center. They are machined into a fine powder that is later melted down. This material is used in automotive and building products. https://www.cdrecyclingcenter.org/
DVDsDVDs4VETS http://dvds4vets.org/collection.php
DVDs to the troops https://www.facebook.com/DVDSTOTHETROOPS/ or