Donate to Common Goods

Common Goods Donation Guidelines

We encourage our donors to take a stroll through Common Goods to see the kind of merchandise that is most suitable for our sales floor.

ALL donated items need to be good-quality, clean, gently-used and/or und

amaged. Thank you for your careful consideration.


We accept items in the following categories:


  • Clothing-Men’s/Women’s/Children’s
  • Jewelry
  • Purses/Belts/Hats/Scarves/Shoes/Ties/etc



  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Bedding, Linens, Towels
  • Furniture
  • Baby Equipment (excluding car seats and cribs)
  • Small Household/Kitchen Appliances


  • Board Games, Puzzles and Toys
  • Books
  • CDs, DVDs, and VHS
  • Crafting Supplies
  • Musical Instruments
  • Tools and Sporting Goods


Donations are generally accepted Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm in BAXTER and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm in CROSSLAKE. However, you are encouraged to call ahead, as we are completely full in our processing room from time-to-time.


We are happy to provide you with a donation receipt for tax purposes right when you drop off your items.

If you have a unique or unusual item, feel free to call and inquire about our ability to accept it.

Click here for a printable Donation Guidelines half-sheet flyer.

Common Goods cannot accept or resell the following items; however, many of these items can be donated to one of our community partners and we can help direct you to the right local agency upon request:

  • Large Appliances
  • Car Seats and Cribs
  • Construction Materials
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Waterbeds
  • Scratched, broken or chipped dishware, glassware and pots & pans
  • Text and reference books
  • Any items with holes, mildew, tears, stains, etc.

The following items cannot be donated at any Area Agency or Store:

  • Automotive chemicals or parts
  • Weapons, including bullets, knives, bows, arrows
  • Explosives or harmful toxic materials

Please contact the Crow Wing County Landfill (218.828.4392) to dispose of these materials.

For more information about donating, please contact our Baxter location at 218.824.0923 or our Crosslake location at 218.692.7682.