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 (men and women, children to adult)
  • Thermal Underwear sets
  • Winter Boots—all ages and sizes
  • Flannel Shirts
  • Sweatshirts and Sweatpants (Large - 4XL)

New Clothing Items for Older Teens and Adults:

  • 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

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)
  • Footwear—Winter boots
  • Underwear—boys and girls, including tshirts


  • Baby Wipes (preferred unscented)
  • 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
  • Adult undergarments
  • Foot powder (greatly needed)
  • Men's Shaving products, especially shaving cream
  • Soap (Bar and liquid type)
  • Lotion (full size bottles greatly needed)
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Travel size items always needed

New Household Items:

  • Mattress Pads (Twin, Full, Queen)
  • Air Mattresses (twin, full, and queen)
  • Blankets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Sheet Sets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Bath Towels
  • Silverware sets
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dish Sets
  • Shower Curtains and hooks (greatly needed)
  • Mops
  • Cleaning Pails

Miscellaneous Items:

  • MTC bus cards/tokens
  • Prepaid cell phone cards
  • Water Bottles
  • 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

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

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.

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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