Local Nonprofit Donation Drive

Whether you are spring cleaning, need to Marie Kondo your house or just want to make a donation to help someone in need, bring your goods to the Armatage Rec Center on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00am – 12:00pm and we will pass them along to nonprofits and other great organizations for environmentally and socially responsible reuse. If for some reason we cannot take your item, we will find the best recycling or disposal option for you.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event please contact anacoordinator@armatage.org

Items Needed:

  • Clothing
    • All used and new clothing items, shoes and accessories, especially:
      • Professional dress clothes: men’s and women’s suits, ties, shoes
      • Used bras
      • NEW underwear and socks
  • Personal Care Items
    • NEW toiletries and hygiene products
  • Children’s Items
    • Clothing (must be new for Crisis Nursery; other charities can take used)
    • Baby food and formula
    • Used, unexpired car seats and infant carriers
  • Electronics:
    • Cell phones, computers (desktop and laptop), chargers, monitors, TVs, printer, batteries
      • Guaranteed data destruction by Tech Dump
      • Some items require a recycling fee and will not be collected at this event, check the list
  • Food Shelf Donations
  • Miscellaneous
    • Wire Hangers
    • Old, clean towels and blankets
    • Used stuffed animals
    • Textiles
    • Pet Food
  • And much more – see below!

Items Needed by Organization:

The drive will support the following organizations.  Please access the links to see their full list of needed/accepted items.

Animal Humane Society

Committee Against Domestic Abuse – Women’s Shelter

    • CADA’s mission is to provide safety and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and shelter.
    • Items Needed: New toiletries and hygiene items, unexpired car seats, diapers, new underwear and socks, office supplies, and much more.
    • https://www.cadamn.org/donate-goods.php

Cornerstone MN

    • Cornerstone’s ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. Healthy futures are possible when we coordinate an effective crisis response, implement trauma-informed support services, mitigate the impact of violence on children and youth, and confront the roots of violence.
    • Items needed:  All items must be new, unopened and unused.  Personal care items, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, and much more.
    • https://www.cornerstonemn.org/get-involved/current-needs/

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

    • The mission of the Nursery is to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families.
    • Items needed:  All items must be new and unused.  Children’s clothing, baby wipes and diapers, children’s toys and crafts (see link for specific items)
    • https://www.crisisnursery.org/donate/donate-items/

Second Harvest Heartland:

Soma Bra Donation:

    • We created the Soma Bra Donation to help restore dignity and self-esteem to women in need. To date, we have collected more than 1.7 million bras for women’s shelters affiliated with our partners across the U.S. and beyond. Donated bras are distributed to women affected by domestic violence and/or homelessness through the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the I Support the Girls organization.
    • Items needed: Used bras
    • https://www.soma.com/store/page/charitable-giving/45300003

Disabled American Veterans

    • A membership organization made up exclusively of Minnesota men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, our mission is to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served.
    • Items Accepted: used clothing, accessories, media, housewares, toys, and much much more
    • https://donatedavmn.org/content/acceptableitems

Leonardo’s Basement

    • Leonardo’s Basement is a one-of-a-kind creative learning environment for “kids” of all ages to design and build from their imagination.
    • Items accepted: hardware, tools, toys, art supplies, household items, art supplies, SOME electronics.
    • https://leonardosbasement.org/donate/physical-resources/

Ready for Success:

    • Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, and new personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace.
    • Items needed:  Men’s and Women’s professional and business casual wear – suits, ties, dresses, slacks, pants, skirts, shoes, handbags and accessories.
    • https://www.readyforsuccessmn.org/donations/

Tech Dump:

    • Tech Dump, a division of Jobs Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment that prepares them to be more valuable employees with an expanding future.
    • Items accepted: phones, computers, peripherals and cords, computer components
    • https://www.techdump.org/electronics-recycling/
    • Guaranteed data destruction