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Refugee families arrive in Minnesota with very few belongings and limited financial resources. Your donated household and other items (new or nearly new) provide the gifts of welcome and hospitality to our newest neighbors and help ease the financial strain of resettlement. Click here to make a financial donation.

List of Donation Needs:

Please note: 

We are incredibly grateful for the abundance of donations coming in from our communities! We are currently in the midst of distributing donated items to new arrivals. At this time, we are holding off on donation drop-offs until later in January. If you are interested in donating items, please contact us starting January 4 to schedule an appointment.
If you are still looking for an opportunity to help out our newest arrivals, please consider a donation of gift cards to Cub Foods, Target, and/or Aldi as families are experiencing delays receiving EBT cards and SNAP benefits. These can be mailed directly to our offices at 122 Franklin Avenue West, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Attn. Refugee Services.

The following items are generally needed year-round. Please email or call 612-230-3219 to check if your items are currently needed.

Kitchen Items (New or nearly new)
  • Dish settings (4-6 people)
  • Stovetop pots/pans
  • Baking Dishes
  • Food storage containers with lids
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • Kitchen utensils/knives
  • Silverware sets
  • Glasses/mugs
  • Can openers
  • Dish Towels/cloths
  • Tea kettles
  • Rice cookers – 8-cup or larger
Cleaning/Laundry Supplies (New – eco-friendly products preferred)
  • Dish soap
  • Bathroom/kitchen cleanser
  • Sponges
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry baskets
  • Waste baskets
  • Brooms/dustpans/mops
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet brushes/bowl cleaner
  • Cleaning buckets
Toiletries/Personal Hygiene (New)
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Bar soap/liquid hand soap
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Disposal razors/shaving cream
  • Sanitary pads
  • Deodorant
Infant/Baby Items
  • Diapers (all sizes) & wipes
Linens (New or nearly new)
  • Towels sets (Bath, Hand and Wash)
  • Sheet sets all sizes
  • Blankets/comforters – all sizes
  • Bed pillows - new only
  • Winter coats/jackets – adults/children - new or gently used
  • Warm socks - adults/children — new only
  • Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves
School items
  • Backpacks (gender neutral preferred)
  • School supplies (pencils, notebooks, calculators, etc.)
Other Items
  • Wheelchairs/Walkers
  • Shower curtains/hooks
  • Electric alarm clocks
  • Light bulbs
Gift Cards
Gift cards to such stores as Target, Walmart, Cub Foods, etc. allow refugees to shop for needed items such as job-related clothing, car/booster seats, food, and other necessities.

Ready to Drop-off Your Stuff?

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm at our offices in the Minnesota Church Building, 122 W. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. Please email or call 612-230-3219 to schedule a drop-off.


Photo credit: Katie Koranda

Our Location

Minnesota Church Center
122 West Franklin Avenue (at Pillsbury)
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone 612.870.3600
Fax 612.870.3622

Building Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed