Especially in the era of remote work and comfortable, customizable home offices, it is crucial that businesses invest in keeping their work offices functional, comfortable, and modern if they want to encourage in-person working days. As a business owner, that means you need to buy new office furniture from time to time. But there’s just one problem with purchasing new furniture–what do you do with all of the stuff you currently have? You donate it, of course! “But where?” you may be asking.
There are actually a few different organizations that accept business furniture around the Twin Cities. Here's everything you need to know.
Who Accepts Business Furniture?
If you have gently used business furniture you're looking to get rid of, why not donate it to one of the following three organizations?
Furnish Office and Home: This nonprofit resells donated furniture and uses proceeds to train people who have had a hard time maintaining steady employment for one reason or another. Furnish offers a pickup service for your old business furniture, but they do charge a fee. Furnish Office and Home accepts office chairs, cabinets, desks, tables of all sizes, workstations, and whiteboards.
All Furniture: This Minneapolis-based company takes outdated office furniture and also installs new furniture. With 23 years of experience helping both large and small local business owners liquidate their furniture, they can help you donate your furniture to a charity or other nonprofit organization. All Furniture accepts desks, chairs, cubicles, artwork, and more.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore: ReStore is an affiliate of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from the sale of your donated office furniture go toward advancing Black homeownership and affordable housing for those who reside in the Twin Cities. Pickup services are completely free in the seven-county metro area. Plus, you’ll also keep good, reusable items out of landfills. ReStore accepts standalone desks, office chairs, and lobby furniture like chairs, sofas, and smaller tables.
How to Donate to ReStore?
Donating to ReStore is easy! You can always drop off your donations during our drop-off hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in New Brighton or Minneapolis.
While any donation you make to a charitable organization is tax deductible and supports a cause, donating to ReStore helps people in your local community find housing they can actually afford. All proceeds from everything donated to ReStore are used to support Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, we were able to provide homes with affordable mortgages to 104 local families. And ReStore helped fund the construction of five homes, thanks to the generosity of people just like you!
Another benefit of donating business furniture to ReStore is providing nice, affordable furniture to a business that is just getting off the ground or an entrepreneur’s home office. Your impact from donating to ReStore is twofold: not only do the proceeds from the sale of your furniture help out local families, but you could also be providing useful items to a local startup, saving them money they can reinvest into their business.
Not to mention, if you donate business furniture, regardless of where you donate it, you also keep those items from being taken to a landfill. Perfectly good furniture in a landfill is wasteful and can have consequences for the environment. Donating is a win-win for you, the charity, and the environment!