Thank you for thinking of VEAP as you consider where to donate good and other household items. Due to distribution capacities, VEAP is unable to accept items that are not food, personal hygiene care products, diapers, and paper products.
Items VEAP cannot accept:
- Winter gear (mittens, hats, coats, etc.)
- Baby gear (car seats, equipment, etc.)
- Medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
- Toys and children’s books (temporarily; we will likely re-start distribution in 2021)
We strongly encourage you to reach out to other community partners to donate these items.
To donate clothing and winter gear:
Bloomington Covenant Church Closet of Hope 952.831.8339
10150 Xerxes Avenue South, Bloomington
Hope Presbyterian Church Vines & Branches Clothing Center 612.866.4055 x 3129
7132 Portland Ave S, Richfield
Oxboro Free Evangelical Church Clothes Closet 952.881.6956
9431 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington
Richfield United Methodist Church God’s Hand Thrift Store 612.861.6086
5835 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
Value Village 612.861.9550
6528 Penn Ave S, Richfield
To donate furniture, baby gear or medical equipment:
First Care Pregnancy Center/New Life Family Services
Parenting Plus Program FREE car seats, cribs, strollers, high chairs, diapers, maternity and baby clothing up to size 4T (use “closet cash” to earn items by being involved in parenting programs)
Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving the Twin Cities, provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bridging will not be accepting furniture and houseware donations from December 21 – January 6. They will resume donation intake on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
To donate toys and children’s books:
The Toy Shelf
The Toy Shelf seeks donations of new and used toys, and especially items for kids ages 12 to 15 years old. Donations of new/used toys are accepted on an on-going basis. You may drop off items at the following locations:
- Specialty Floral / The Toy Shelf, Inc. – 2553 7th Avenue, Saint Paul
- North St. Paul City Hall – 2400 Margaret Street, Saint Paul
- Oakdale City Hall – 1584 Hadley Avenue, Saint Paul
- Oakdale Discovery Center – 4444 Hadley Avenue, Saint Paul
For more information call Norma Worm at 651-777-0910 or Dawn Peterson at 651-777-7693.
Sharing and Caring Hands
Only accepting all new Christmas toys/items at this time. If you would like to donate any of these items, drop off at Sharing and Caring Hands Monday – Thursday 8am – 3:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am – 11am. Address: 525 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Contact if you have donation question(s) at 612-338-4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org