Clothing Donations

Give your clothes a second chance.

We are pausing clothing donations to conduct our annual inventory. This is required as part of our audit process. If you can hold on to your gently-used clothing items for a little while, we absolutely need them and will gladly accept them starting again on Monday, October 4.


Valley Outreach welcomes donations of new and gently-used clothing in all sizes for the entire family. Our clients shop for high-quality clothing, free of charge, through our clothing program.

When to Donate

Please bring donations in during our drive-up donation hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please follow the signs and volunteer directions and drive through around the back of our building to our first loading dock.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Did you know? We must throw out donations left outside our doors for health and safety reasons. That’s a huge bummer for everyone.

What Clothing to Donate

  • Year-round Donations
    • Tops (sweaters, blouses, tank tops, non-branded t-shirts)
    • Pants (jeans, slacks, leggings)
    • Scrubs
    • Shoes
    • Accessories (purses, belts, scarves)
    • New, in-package socks & underwear
    • Dresses

  • Seasonal Items (Spring/Summer)
    • Sandals
    • Swimsuits
    • Shorts
    • Skirts
    • Tank tops

  • Seasonal Items (Fall/Winter)
    • Coats
    • Snow boots
    • Snow pants/suits
    • Waterproof gloves & mittens
    • Hats & scarves

Donation Guidelines

  • Bring clothing donations in up to two containers such as bags, boxes or totes that you don’t need back.
  • Remove items from hangers.
  • Remove any garage sale stickers or tags.
  • Recycle rags and unwearable items through a city recycling program.

What We Don’t Accept

We focus on providing people with food and clothing to meet their most immediate needs. We ONLY accept items that people can wear. Here’s a list of things we cannot accept as donations (it is not all-inclusive):

  • Unwearable clothing (torn, stained, smelly, worn through, broken zipper or missing buttons)
  • Used socks & underwear
  • Rags
  • Toys
  • Housewares (picture frames, seasonal decorations, dishes, etc.)
  • Small or large appliances
  • Linens (towels, blankets, curtains, pillows, sheets, bedding, etc.)
  • Books
  • Media (DVDs, VHS Videos, CDs, etc.)
  • Baby furniture and equipment (cribs, car seats, strollers, etc.)
  • Anything that cannot be worn as clothing

Other organizations that may welcome items we cannot accept:

  • Stone Soup : Accepts small appliances, bedding and linens, furniture, books, dishes, kitchen items, tools, clothing, and toys. Located in St. Paul Park, MN.
  • Two Fish Thrift Store : Accepts games, puzzles, books, movies, CDs, household items, cookware. Located in New Richmond, WI.
  • USAgain Bins : Accepts clothing, shoes and household textiles regardless of condition (all those unwearable items!) Find a bin nearest you! Located at Len’s Family Foods, Rutherford Elementary, Houle’s Farm Garden & Pet and more.
  • Bridging : Accepts furniture, housewares, small appliances & electronics, and mirrors, artwork & pictures. They will pick up for a fee.
  • Goodwill : Accepts small battery-operated electronics, books, sporting goods, vehicles, bikes, furniture in good condition. Located in Oak Park Heights and Woodbury.
  • Savers : Accepts linens, small furniture, media (books, CDs, DVDs), knick-knacks, exercise equipment and toys. Located in Woodbury and supporting the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.
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