We are temporarily pausing donations of gently used household items

As of December 7, 2020, and through the end of the year, we will not be accepting donations of household items. Please contact us in early 2021 or visit this site again, where will will keep you informed about our ability to accept items.

For a small donation of a box or bag of items, they may be brought to our main site –Door 11– between 9 am and 4 pm. For larger donations (furniture or several boxes), please call for an appointment 507.387.2115, x4 and plan to arrive at Door 9.

When considering what to donate, please remember that our clients are often coming out of hard times. Items should be in a gently used condition that you yourself would feel comfortable giving to a friend or neighbor. In general, we need household items and cleaning supplies that can be used by a family living in a small apartment.

We thank you in advance for your support in helping us help our community.

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Basic Household Items

For donations of more than 1 or 2 boxes, please make an appointment

  • water glasses
  • plates
  • silverware, cutlery, basic utensils
  • kitchen towels and cloths
  • beds in decent condition (mattresses, box springs, bed frames)
  • blankets, sheets, mattress pads, pillows and bedspreads
  • area rugs and throw rugs
  • pots and pans, bakeware
  • dressers, nightstands, lamps
  • small appliances in working order (toasters, coffeemakers, microwaves, irons)
  • living room chairs (non-reclining), sofas and love seats
  • kitchen tables and chairs
  • end tables and coffee tables
  • framed mirrors
  • bath and hand towels, washcloths
  • storage containers and organizers
  • cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, dustpans)
  • other essentials for housing
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Food Donations

Due to the needs of our shelter guests, we can only accept certain food donations

We can accept:
  • Fresh, frozen or cooked vegetables and fruits
  • Prepared meals or entrees
  • Fresh or cooked proteins
  • Nonperishable canned or boxed food
We are unable to accept:
  • Expired foods
  • Perishable foods
  • Large quantities due to limited space
  • Sugar-based foods