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Our Mission: To repurpose donated, unneeded household goods, clothing and furniture, to benefit charities and the lives of those in need. Through partnerships with charities and philanthropic organizations, we create economic support for local non-profits.
It’s a simple idea: In our aging population, elderly parents and their children are dealing with life transition, downsizing, and moving. Left behind is a lifetime of accumulated belongings. Add to that the fact that so many people (post recession) have a strong sense of cultural change to a more simplified way of living. "Less is more". "Slow down". "What we own, owns us".
Think of it. Up until the 1970's, American homes weren't overflowing with excess purchases. Life indeed was more simple. We had less. Then malls were built. Discount retailers formed and grew. Shopping for "things we want" took on a lifestyle of it's own. Now, we've become the largest consuming public in global history.
Harvest was founded to answer important questions: “When we don't need or want it anymore, what are we going to do with all this stuff?” “Could we use it to benefit local charities?” "Could we find a way to share it with people who need it more than we do?"
Harvest is a Minnesota based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides critical and very unique services to the community.
Our favorite non-profits, charities, kids school programs, and community causes seek badly needed revenue to survive and thrive. What if you could help those local causes, right in your own neighborhood, by turning your donations into the income to support them? You can! What if you could donate the household things you don't need, and provide those things directly to people who need them. You can!
We sense a shift back to community. More than becoming a cultural phenomenon, we at Harvest see change coming. The new social economy creates opportunity for people to give back, simply, right in their own neighborhood, for the benefit of the people and charities that surround them. We're changing the way you donate, so local non-profits get the cash flow they need, and local families get the food, clothing and household goods they need to live in integrity with hope and peace of mind.