charitable-giving

Part of getting ready to sell your home includes determining what to take to the new house and what should be donated or hauled out for trash or stay with this current home as a selling perk, e.g. large kitchen appliances, a lawn mower, or golf cart. Next come the questions of who will accept these donations and where in the community can your donations do the most good?

We’ve pulled together a small sampling of local charities welcoming your donations of household goods, clothing, or furniture to help you decide where your giving may do the most within your community.

Bridging
They have local drop-off locations or you can schedule a fee-based pick up of your donations.

  • Accepts gently used furniture
  • Houseware goods (linens, kitchen and bath essentials)
  • Small appliances and electronics
  • Mirrors, artwork, and framed pictures

The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota (DAV MN)  
They have local drop-off locations or you can schedule a pick up of your donations.

  • Accepts gently used small furniture
  • Houseware goods and kitchenware
  • Clothing for men, women, and children
  • Toys
  • Bedding and draperies
  • Sporting goods
  • Tools

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota  
You can drop off at one of their numerous locations or schedule someone to pick it up at your curb.

  • Accepts gently used small furniture (under 50 lbs. and no glass)
  • Houseware goods and kitchenware
  • Small appliances
  • Clothing for men, women, and children
  • Toys
  • Bedding and draperies
  • Sporting goods
  • Tools
  • Books

Sharing and Caring Hands  
You can drop off at one of their numerous locations.

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Household goods
  • Car seats, strollers, & diapers/wipes (larger diaper sizes needed)
  • Toys, TV, & electronics
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Vehicles

Donation Town  
If you need help finding a Minneapolis, Minnesota charity that will pick up your clothing and household donations consider searching Donation Town’s donation directory. This website allows you to schedule online appointments for donation pick ups. It has never been so convenient to make charitable donations around the Twin Cities region until now.

Now, that you’re aware of a sampling of donation locations let’s discuss the quality of the items accepted. 

  • All items should be clean and in good working condition (fully-functioning).
  • Free of rips, stains, and/or pet hair.
  • The items can be gently used or new.

If you’re unsure ask yourself this question: Would you feel comfortable giving this item to a close friend or family member? If the answer is no then move it to the trash pile.

The bonus for you is your donations are tax-deductible.

Now that you’ve made the decision to sell your home take a moment to contact a home selling specialist (somebody who only works with home sellers). This real estate agent can guide you in which donation items may actually be a perk for home buyers looking at your house and better to keep in the home such as a stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Schedule an appointment with us and we’ll be in touch right away.