Wish List for People in Need

Catholic Charities In Kind Warehouse

Catholic Charities serves nearly 35,000 people every year with a diverse range of programs, offering basic necessities and help in moving toward greater stability. Our programs and the people we serve rely on the community for gifts of time and treasure. Several items are always needed to continue our services to men, women and children. In whatever way you choose to give, thank you for your positive impact on the lives of those most in need.

Donating to the In Kind Warehouse

If you have any questions or are planning a drive to collect specific items, please contact our warehouse personnel to get the current up to date information on the most immediate needs of our agency.

In Kind Warehouse is located on the campus of the St. Joseph Home for Children in south Minneapolis, 1121 E. 46th St. Please call 612-204-8295 for warehouse directions and to arrange drop off time.

New Clothing Items for Older Teens and Adults:

  • New Clothing items size small—5XL *jeans, pants (khaki or black), shirts-short and long sleeve
  • Underwear, all sizes and gender (greatly needed)
  • Men’s undershirts (crew neck or v-neck)
  • Footwear—athletic shoes, size 8 and larger
  • Shorts—basketball style preferred
  • Belts
  • Flip-flops

New Clothing Items for Children and Younger Teens:

  • New Clothing items sizes 2T—size 16, especially pants (jeans, activity type, sweatpants)
  • Shorts—basketball style preferred (greatly needed)
  • Footwear—athletic shoes, especially toddler and little kids sizes
  • Underwear—boys and girls, including tshirts (greatly needed)
  • Flip-flops


  • Baby Wipes (preferred unscented)
  • Baby Bibs
  • Baby Bottles
  • Diaper bags
  • Clothing Newborn-2T
  • Plastic outlet covers, cabinet locks, and door knob covers
  • Bath mats and non skid bath rugs

Gift Cards:

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Grocery Store
  • Gas Cards
  • Prepaid cell phone gift cards
  • Bus Cards

Hygiene Items:

  • Deodorant (greatly needed)
  • African American Hair Care Products (greatly needed)
  • Shaving Cream and Razors
  • Feminine Hygiene products (tampons greatly needed)
  • Adult Undergarments (greatly needed)
  • Foot Powder (greatly needed)
  • Lotion (full size bottles greatly needed)
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Travel size items always needed

New Household Items:

  • Fans (Window, table-top, floor styles)
  • Mattress Pads (twin, full, and queen)
  • Air Mattresses (twin, full, and queen)
  • Blankets (twin, full, and queen) Bath
  • Towels
  • Shower Curtains and hooks (greatly needed)
  • Mops
  • Cleaning Pails

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Water Bottles
  • Dolls of various ethnicities
  • Wooden Puzzles, especially preschool age
  • Books focused on African American or Latino families/stories
  • Backpacks or Duffel Bags (suitable for older teens and adults)
  • Journals, Drawing or Sketch Pads
  • Fidgets or sensory type items—ex. Googly balls, stress relievers

School Uniform Clothing:

Within the Minneapolis and St. Paul Public School System, some schools now have a school uniform policy. In addition, school based counseling programs with Catholic Charities are in eight inner-city schools providing children and youth with mental health and social services integrated into their every day school experience.

New, unused clothing in all sizes is needed for school uniforms in the following styles and colors:
  • Pants—Tan or Khaki, Black, Navy, and Burgundy
  • Shirts—(though Polo shirts are preferred, long sleeve or short sleeve shirts are acceptable)—Black, Navy, White, Tan, Red, and Burgundy

About used items

Effective February 1, 2014, Catholic Charities no longer accepts used items. For your convenience, we have listed local organizations that will accept used items.

St. Vincent de Paul Society,
2939 12th Ave. So.

Salvation Army
3740 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN

Sabathani Community Center,
M-F 9a-4p
310 East 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN

We thank you for your continued support.

Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis 1200 2nd Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55403  Tel: 612.204.8500   Email:info@cctwincities.org
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