Salem WEST / 218-534-4962 / 22348 State Highway 6 / PO Box 100 / Deerwood, MN 56444
The Mustard Seed / 218-534-2945 / 23697 Forest Road / Deerwood, MN 56444

Making Donations

Salem WEST works to equip families and individuals with much needed quality necessity items. We ask that your donations reflect this. Our cost to dispose of items adds up quickly, please be mindful of this when donating.  
If there are items you are interested in donating but do not see them listed, please call 218-534-4962 to see if it is an item we accept and have just overlooked it on our list.

Our volunteers cannot accept the following items:

  • Anything from a home that has smokers, including e-cigs.
  • Anything musty, moldy, or wet.
  • Anything with garage sale/price stickers still attached.
  • Home décor items that are chipped, cracked, or broken.
  • Household chemicals, cleaners, paint, solvents, insecticides, batteries, etc.
  • Electronics – televisions, computers, printers, shredders, VCRs, fax machines
  • Hide-a-beds, double recliner couches/loveseats.
  • Feather pillows, down-filled comforters, duvet covers.
  • Car seats/car booster seats due to unknown history of accidents/recalls. Crib frames – due to unknown safety recalls. High chairs, swings, activity centers without the proper safety straps will not be accepted. Crib mattresses will be accepted if clean, no tears, and are odor free. 
  • Baby baths, potty chairs, diaper storage unless brand new in box.
  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed, romance, magazines of any kind.
  • Stereo equipment and speakers, Cassette tapes, VHS, 8-track, vinyl records.
  • Entertainment centers of any kind, file cabinets, or pressboard furniture.
  • Christmas trees, Christmas tree stands, Christmas lights
  • No King mattresses/boxsprings/frames or extra long mattresses. No antique or wooden headboards/footboards/rails.
  • Any furniture that is too worn, broken, stained or has an odor. This includes excessive pet hair/pet odors/stains.  All furniture needs to be inspected by a volunteer.
  • Any home exercise equipment including exercise bikes, step machines, Nordic tracks, ellipticals, golf clubs/bags, winter skis/poles, water skis, etc.
  • Medical equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, bath chairs, canes, CPAP machines, etc.
  • Home remodeling items including blinds/shades, toilets, sinks, hard-wired light fixtures/ceiling fans, tile/flooring, large appliances (washers, dryers, etc) . (Please contact Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Brainerd at 218-454-8517 for donation of these items.)

All donations received are at the discretion of our volunteers.  Volunteers and delivery crew have the right to refuse any items.  Thank you for your understanding and support of Salem WEST.


Items We Do Accept:


Queen, Full, and Twin mattresses, boxsprings, frames. 

Crib frames (new in the box), Toddler beds, crib mattresses

Pack-n-plays – must contain all pieces and function correctly.


Furniture (from non-smoking homes only):

Couches and love seats (no hide-a-beds please)

Futons with clean mattresses

Living room chairs/Recliners/Liftchairs in working condition

End tables/Coffee tables/sofa tables/occasional tables

Lamps – floor, table, and desk

Bookshelves – solid wood only

Small desks/desk chairs

Kitchen/Dining Room tables and chairs

*All upholstered furniture should not show excessive wear, stains, rips, or pet hair.


Linens: (New/Gently used – no stains, fraying, tears)

Crib and toddler bedding

Sheets, bedding, comforts for all size beds

Kitchen towels, dishcloths, pot holders

Bath towels, washcloths, hand towels, shower curtains, bath mats

Curtains – panel sets only. No valances, café, or swags.

Pillows (non-feather ONLY) – bed and decorative

Throw blankets/afghans

Clean area rugs and throw rugs – non-slip backing must be in good condition and no stains.


Household goods:

Dishes & glasses – sets of 4 or more preferred

Silverware – sets of 4 or more preferred

Pots and pans, baking pans/dishes with covers

Blenders, coffee makers, toasters, Crockpots, microwaves, mixers, hand mixers,

Kitchen utensils, can openers, measuring cups/spoons.

Food storage with lids (Tupperware, Rubbermaid, etc.)


Other items:

Wall hangings, pictures, mirrors, Knick knacks, vases.

Holiday items, Handmade items, Jewelry

Children’s board books and chapter books, non-fiction and fiction books (unless otherwise noted), music CDs, DVD movies (appropriate venues please)

Toys, Games, Puzzles


Baby gear:

High chairs, Booster seats, strollers, bouncy chairs, swings, activity bouncers/exersaucers,



Very gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. We do ask that clothing being donated is appropriate to the season. Please call ahead to find out what clothing is being taken.

*All clothing should be in good usable condition, free of stains and rips.

If you have any of these items to donate, please call Salem WEST, (218) 534-4962.