Clothing Donations

Give your clothes a second chance.

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 regular business hours.  

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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.

Tips for Donating Clothing

Please consider the following to make your donations go further, faster. 

  • Bring clothing donations in 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.
  • Bring your donations inside during business hours so we can provide you with a receipt. 
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