Donate Merchandise

The Very Best Kind of Recycling

Donate your gently loved furnishings, home decor, women's clothing, and accessories to the Hope Chest resale shops and feel good about the difference you're making. Proceeds from sales provide urgently needed assistance to breast cancer patients and their families in our communities.

Items We Accept
Clothing and Accessories
  • Gently used, like-new women’s designer brand clothing, shoes, handbags & jewelry
  • New designer women’s clothing from retail vendors
  • Timely or timeless styles purchased recently or within last 3-5 years

Please note: Items must be laundered or dry cleaned and free of rips, tears, or stains

Furniture and Décor
  • Living/dining/bedroom furniture
  • Table top/home décor
  • Patio furniture

Please note: Items must be showroom ready, from smoke-free/pet-free environments, and free of rips, tears, stains, fading or other damage

Important information for donors:
  • For your tax records, an itemized list of all your accepted donations will be mailed in January for the previous year.
  • Donations can be dropped off at resale shops during normal business hours. If you have furniture or a large load of donations, you can call to inquire about scheduling a no-hassle pick-up. We appreciate photos of these larger items in advance to ensure that we provide space in the store for their arrival.
  • Please bring help to load/unload your vehicle. Store Associates & Staff cannot help you load/unload your items. 
Alternative Disposal Sites
Items We Cannot Accept
It’s hard to say “no” to any donation, especially since we know you just want to help.

However, since our programs depend on successful sale of donated merchandise, we must be cautious about the items we accept. In addition to the guidelines above, we need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable or containing hazardous materials. We may also need to refuse items if we’re fortunate enough to be full at the moment.

We are also unable to accept the following items:

Clothing and Accessories

  • Intimates, swimwear, or sleepwear
  • Men’s or children’s clothing

Furniture and Décor

  • Baby or children’s furniture or toys
  • Mattresses, box springs, waterbeds, or sleeper sofas
  • Entertainment centers and armoires
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Exercise equipment / sporting goods
  • Partial dish sets
  • Organs and pianos
  • Desks larger than 5’x3′
  • IKEA Furniture
  • Orono Store Front
Orono Store
3850 Shoreline Dr.
55391 Wayzata , MN

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Holiday hours may vary.

  • Normandale Village Storefront
Normandale Village
5121 W. 98th Street
55437 Bloomington , MN

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Holiday hours may vary.

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