St. Stephen's accepts donations Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-4PM -- at 2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Contact Robin at 612-879-7636 or RStramp@ststephensmpls.org to arrange a drop-off outside of these identified donation hours. We do not have the capacity to pick up donations from your location.
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Due to storage capacity, we can only accept the items listed below. St. Stephen's no longer accepts general clothing items. Please consider taking your clothing donations to the Central Lutheran Free Store.
For Our Clients Moving Out of Homelessness and Into Homes:
Linens: Bedding (Queen, Full & Twin), Blankets, New Pillows, Towels
Kitchenware: Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Silverware, Plates, Drinking Glasses, Mugs, Cereal Bowls
Bathroom Supplies: Shower Curtains, Shower Curtain Rings, Toothbrush Holders, Bath Mats, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Cleaning Products: Wipes, Sprays, Mops, Brooms, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Rubber Gloves, Buckets
(Working) Small Household Electronics: Microwaves, Toasters, Vacuums, Coffee Makers, Power Strips, Extension Cords, Flat Screen TV’s, Space Heaters
For Our Clients with Children: New Car Seats, New Disposable Baby Diapers, Unopened Powdered Formula, New or Gently-Used High Chairs, New or Gently Used Strollers, Diaper Bags
Other: Clean Garbage Cans and Garbage Bags, Irons, Ashtrays, Laundry Hampers, Laundry Baskets, Large Tubs With Lids, Hangers, New Batteries, Alarm Clocks, Pocket Calendars (current year)
For Our Shelter Guests & Clients Sleeping Outdoors:
New Hygiene Products: Shampoo, Conditioner, Bar Soap, Body Wash, Face Wash, Razors, Shaving Cream, Feminine Hygiene Products, Lip Balm, Lotion, Nail Clippers, Combs, Tweezers, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant
Outdoor Gear: Winter Hats, Winter Gloves, Wool Socks, Warm Sleeping Bags (adult-sized only), Dark Green or Brown Tarps, Hand and Toe Warmers, Tents, Boots, Duffel Bags, Rolling Suitcases, Backpacks, Winter Coats (no dry-clean, please), Folding Chairs, Bottled Water
New First Aid Supplies: Bottled Water, Bandages, Ointment, Sunscreen (spray preferred), Gauze, Insect Repellent
New Undergarments: Underwear, Boxers, Socks, Undershirts, Sweatpants, Long Underwear Tops & Bottoms
If you are planning to purchase and donate new items, please know that quality is more valuable to our clients than quantity. Five $20 pairs of gloves that will keep people warm for several winters are more useful than 20 pairs of $5 gloves that may not serve their purpose as well or for as long. If you are planning to purchase new items, feel free to reach out to us beforehand and ask what items would help our clients the most at this time.