And when a local hotel was replacing 75 ice buckets and 55 coffee makers, Kinnucan parceled them out to various nonprofits in the area.
"The idea behind a donation drive has been around for eons," Kinnucan said. "The difference is, I'm collecting for everybody."
There's another benefit to Kinnucan's work: By delivering goods to those who need them, he's also keeping the items out of landfills.
"For a lot of companies or individuals, it's easier to just throw it away -- out of sight, out of mind," he said. "So really, the concept behind Bin Donated is to reduce, reuse, recycle and get another opportunity to have someone to use that item, whatever it might be.
"It's a win-win situation. We help the charities and the environment at the same time."
After working full-time on the project for nearly two years, Kinnucan is now working as a recruiter again and keeping the organization going on weekends. Having sunk his entire savings and 401(k) into the nonprofit, he would love to take his idea national one day.
"Listen, if I won the Lotto, I would do this bigger," he said. "But (right now) I can't, so I'm going to keep on helping the people of Chicago.
"I get dirty and sweaty, and it's back-breaking work, but it's fun, and it makes me happy. I set out to make a difference, and that's what I'm doing."
Want to get involved? Check out the Bin Donated website and see how to help.