Do you have great items just sitting around that you no longer have any use for?
Have you recently had a garage sale or plan on having one in the near future?
If so, we may be able to help you out with some of your left over treasures! If you have items that you feel may be a good fit, we invite you to call us at 218-824-0923 or visit us at 16227 Hwy 371 N Brainerd, MN next to Dondelinger Chevrolet. We suggest you call the store to verify that we are currently accepting items and to see what our greatest needs currently are. Under most circumstances we receive donations until 5:30 pm daily. However, there are times that we have to temporarily stop receiving items due to the amount of generous donations we receive. At Common Goods we have discovered that it is in our best operating practice to only accept what we can process in one working day. If you have a large amount of items to donate we ask that you call ahead to schedule a time to donate them. The call allows us to plan ahead to prepare for the increased amount of processing that will occur.
Here is a general guideline of the items that we typically can and cannot utilize for the families we serve:
Items that we can best utilize to generate revenue to serve families:
Quality furniture pieces with no tares, stains or faded
Newer home decor pieces
New or gently used clothing & footwear
Dish or glass sets for a place setting of 4+
Reading books in new like condition
Items that we typically CANNOT accept to generate revenue to serve families:
Seasonal or holiday items 3+ months before the season
Large exercise equipment
Individual glasses, mugs, dishes
TV’s, computers and stereo equipment
High chairs or strollers
Furniture that is stained, faded or ripped
For more information on our donation guidelines, please visit our website.
We would like to thank all of our generous donors and shoppers for their loyal support over the past five years. Without your support it would not be possible to do the work we do and serve households in the Brainerd Lakes Area. So again, thank you!
Summer Store Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm & Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm. We hope to see you soon!