Wish List for People in Need

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.

Effective Febraury 1, 2014, Catholic Charities is no longer able to accept used items. For your convenience, we have listed local organizations that will accept used items.

6023 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN

Salvation Army
3740 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN

We thank you for your continued support.

Personal Items:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner (regular size especially needed)
  • Body Wash (regular size especially needed)
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Men’s Shaving products
  • Soap (Bar and liquid type)
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Cleansing Wipes

Cleaning Supplies:

    Kitchen or Bathroom cleaners
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Multi-surface cleaners
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dish Soap
  • Scrub pads
  • Cleaning pails
  • Mops
  • Brooms and dust pans

New Household Items:

  • Dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Flatware/Silverware
  • Alarm clocks
  • Bath linens
  • Kitchen linens
  • Sheet Sets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Blankets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Mattress pads (twin, full, and queen)
  • Air Mattresses (twin, full, and queen)
  • Pillows
  • Crock pots/slow cookers
  • Electric Skillets
  • Toasters
  • Rice Cookers
  • Coffee Makers
  • Shower Curtains and hooks

Gift Cards:

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Grocery Store
  • Pharmacy
  • Gas Cards

New Items for Older Teens and Adults:

  • Shoes—Athletic, Casual, Dress
  • New Clothing items size small-5XL*
  • Underwear, especially larger sizes
  • For women—sports type bras are desired
  • Dress clothing appropriate for job interviews, ages 18+
  • Backpacks suitable for older teens and adults
  • Weekly/Monthly planners

New  Items for Children and Younger Teens:

  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby bottles
  • New Clothing items sizes newborn to size 16
  • Especially needed—basketball type shorts, sweatpants, and activity pants—all sizes (boys and girls)
  • Shoes—athletic, casual, dress
  • Underwear
  • Backpacks (age appropriate)

School Supplies:

  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Calculators
  • Journals
  • Planners
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Backpacks, especially need  for middle school

Miscellaneous Items:

  • MTC bus cards/tokens
  • Ziploc bags of individual measures of laundry soap
  • Prepaid cell phone cards
  • Ethnic Dolls
  • Wooden Puzzles, especially preschool age
  • Nerf ball type of play toys
  • Books focused on African American or Latino families/stories
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 our agencies most immediate needs. Catholic Charities In-Kind Warehouse: 612-204-8295

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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