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

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

We thank you for your continued support.

School Supplies

Catholic Charities provides new backpacks stuffed with age appropriate school supplies for children and youth ensuring that they start school “ready to learn”. While we are in need of backpacks from Kindergarten through High School, we are especially in need of new larger sized packs to accommodate our middle and high school aged students. As you are shopping, please consider donating these more generous sized packs. Gender-neutral colors are also preferred for all grade levels. If you are interested in coordinating a school supply drive please contact the In Kind Warehouse at 612-204-8295 for further information on the most needed items.

School Supply Wish List:

  • Backpacks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • School and Scientific Calculators
  • Graphing Calculators
  • USB Flash Drives
  • 3 Ring Paper Pocket Folders
  • School Binders (2" and smaller)
  • Binder Dividers
  • Safety Scissors
  • Printer/Copy Paper
  • 3x5 Index cards
  • Rulers
  • Pencil Boxes or pouches
  • Glue Sticks/Glue Bottles
  • Erasers
  • Blank Journals
  • Monthly Planners

New Household Items:

  • Alarm clocks (greatly needed)
  • Sheet Sets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Blankets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Mattress pads (twin, full, and queen)
  • Air Mattresses (twin, full, and queen)
  • Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Crock pots/slow cookers
  • Electric Skillets
  • Toasters
  • Rice Cookers
  • Coffee Makers
  • Shower Curtains and hooks
  • Mops
  • Brooms and Dust Pans

Hygiene Items:

  • Deodorant (greatly needed)
  • Feminine products
  • ChapStick products
  • Men's Shaving products
  • Soap (Bar and liquid type)
  • Lotion (full size bottles greatly needed)
  • Body Wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Cleansing Wipes

New Clothing Items for Older Teens and Adults:

  • Shoes—Athletic, Casual
  • New Clothing items size small-5XL* *extended sizes (XXL-5XL) are greatly needed
  • Underwear, especially larger sizes
  • For women—sports type bras are desired
  • Dress clothing appropriate for job interviews, ages 18+

New Clothing Items for Children and Younger Teens:

  • New Clothing items sizes 2T—size 16
  • Especially needed—basketball type shorts, sweatpants, and activity pants—all sizes (boys and girls)
  • Shoes—athletic, casual Underwear


  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes (greatly needed)
  • Baby Bottles
  • Diaper bags
  • Clothing Newborn-2T

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

Gift Cards:

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