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 February 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

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

We thank you for your continued support.

Winter Clothing Items:

  • Jackets/Coats—all ages and sizes, with emphasis on larger sizes (XL—4XL)
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves (we have an overabundance of hats and scarves)
  • Thermal Socks
  • Thermal Underwear sets
  • Winter Boots—all ages and sizes
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Flannel Shirts
  • Sweatshirts and Sweatpants

New Clothing Items for Older Teens and Adults:

  • Hooded Sweatshirts (greatly needed)
  • New Clothing items size small—5XL
  • *sweatpants, sweatshirts, sweaters greatly needed Underwear, all sizes and gender
  • For women—sports type bras are desired
  • For men-undershirts/tshirts are desired
  • Footwear—winter boots, athletic shoes

New Clothing Items for Children and Younger Teens:

  • New Clothing items sizes 2T—size 16
  • Especially needed—sweatshirts, sweatpants, and activity pants—all sizes (boys and girls)
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Footwear—Winter boots, athletic shoes
  • Underwear—boys and girls, including tshirts


  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Bottles
  • Diaper bags
  • Clothing Newborn-2T

Gift Cards:

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Grocery Store
  • Gas Cards

Hygiene Items:

  • Deodorant (greatly needed)
  • African American Hair Products (greatly needed)
  • ChapStick products
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Men's Shaving products
  • Soap (Bar and liquid type)
  • Lotion (full size bottles greatly needed)
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel size items always needed

New Household Items:

  • Blankets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Sheet Sets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Air Mattresses (twin, full, and queen)
  • Mattress Pads (Twin, Full, Queen)
  • Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Crock pots/slow cookers
  • Electric Skillets
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dish Sets
  • Toasters
  • Coffee Makers
  • Shower Curtains and hooks (greatly needed)
  • Mops

Miscellaneous Items:

  • MTC bus cards/tokens
  • 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
  • Backpacks or Duffel Bags
  • Journals
  • Fidgets or sensory type items—ex. Googly balls, stress relievers
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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