Welcome Kits

Build a Welcome Kit

Welcome kits are provided when people with refugee status arrive in Minnesota. These kits contain essentials they need to get a strong start in their new homes. Donate part of a kit, a whole kit, or multiple kits to welcome a refugee family or individual!

Personal Hygiene Kit

  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Washcloth
  • Bottle of shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Tube of toothpaste
  • Unscented bar soap
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Feminine pads

Cleaning kit

  • Dish soap
  • Bathroom/kitchen cleaners
  • Sponges/cleaning rags
  • Large kitchen trashcan
  • Broom and dustpan or mop
  • Mop bucket
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet plunger

Bedroom Kit

  • Sheet sets (Twin or Queen)
  • Pillows
  • Blankets/Comforters

Bathroom Kit

  • Shower curtain, plastic liner, and shower curtain hooks
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket
  • Wastebasket
  • Bathroom rug

Tableware kit

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Drinking glasses
  • Mugs
  • Silverware (forks, knives, spoons)

Cooking kit

  • Stovetop pots and pans
  • Cookie sheets
  • Baking Dishes
  • Mixing bowls
  • Serving bowls
  • Food storage containers
  • Serving trays
  • Kitchen knives
  • Kitchen utensils (wooden spoons, slotted spoons spatula, ladles)
  • Can opener
  • Dish rags/dish towels
  • Potholders

Special Items (case by case)

  • Pressure Cooker
  • Rice Cooker

Where to Donate

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 RSVolunteers@mnchurches.org or call 612-230-3291 to schedule a drop-off.