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Twin Cities Salvation Army Stores need your old stuff

Added on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Roseville, Minn. – Spring cleaning? Consider donating your unwanted clothing, household items and furniture to The Salvation Army. Not only will you be helping your community, but you’ll earn a tax deduction too. (see chart for the value of commonly donated items plus a fun, quick video that demonstrates how it all adds up)

The eight Salvation Army Family stores in the metro (plus the Family Store in St. Cloud) are asking for the public’s help in restocking their supply of goods to sell. Clothing is their number one seller, followed by household goods and furniture in good condition.

Tom-Canfield-two-300x200“Two of our busiest metro area stores are completely out of clothing to sell,” explained Tom Canfield (pictured), Salvation Army stores supervisor. “The shelves are bare in Burnsville and Elk River, and our other stores are low as well.”

The proceeds from the sale of the goods you donate help support the Adult Rehabilitation Center program in Minneapolis, which provides residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation for up to 130 men at a time.

“For more than 100 years this program has been saving lives and helping restore families in the Twin Cities,” explained Canfield, himself a graduate of the program. “Thanks to public support, we are able to provide very low cost, life-changing rehabilitation to the people who need it most.”

You can donate your items in person at any Salvation Army Family store, or schedule a free pick-up at your home at, or by calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).

About The Salvation Army

Since 1886 the Twin Cities Salvation Army has been a safety net for thousands of people, providing food, housing, financial assistance and more, without discrimination. Each year we serve 187,000 people in the metro area, providing 1,300 hot meals daily and sheltering nearly 900 every night. The Salvation Army relies on 20,500 volunteers who give 160,000 hours of service annually. Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community.