St. Stephen's accepts donations Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-2PM -- at 2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Contact Amanda at 612-481-9501 or with questions. 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 or hand-knit/crocheted items. Clothing can be donated to the Central Lutheran Free Store.
For Clients Moving Into Homes:
Clean Linens: Sheet Sets (Twin, Full, Queen), Blankets (Twin, Full, Queen), New Pillows, Pillow Cases, Bath Towels, Washcloths
Kitchenware: Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Silverware, Dinner Plates, Drinking Glasses, Coffee Mugs, Cereal Bowls
Bathroom Supplies: New Shower Curtains, Shower Curtain Rings, New Bath Mats, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, New Plungers
Cleaning Products: Antibacterial Wipes, All-purpose Sprays, Mops, Brooms, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Rubber Gloves, Sponges, Dish Cloths
(Working) Small Household Electronics: Flat Screen TV’s, Microwaves, Toasters, Vacuums, Coffee Makers, Power Strips, Extension Cords, Space Heater
For Clients with Children: New Car Seats, New Disposable Baby Diapers and Pull-Ups, Baby Wipes, Unopened Powdered Formula, New or Gently-Used High Chairs or Strollers, Diaper Bags
Other: Clean Garbage Cans, Garbage Bags, Laundry Baskets, Large Totes with Lids, Hangers, New 9V Batteries, Alarm Clocks, 2019 Pocket Calendars, Reading Glasses
For Our Shelter Guests & Clients Sleeping Outdoors:
NEW Hygiene Products: Shampoo, Bar Soap, Body Wash, Face Wash, Razors, Shaving Cream, Feminine Hygiene Products, Lip Balm, Lotion, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant, Hand Sanitizer, Travel Wipes, Kleenex, Q-Tips, Sunscreen, Bug Spray
Outdoor Gear (NOT Knit or Crocheted): Brown Tarps, Tents, Rain Ponchos, Sleeping Bags (adult-sized only), Backpacks,
Winter Hats, Winter Gloves, Chopper-style Mittens, Boots, Men's Extra Large Winter Coats (no dry clean only), Bungee cords, Belts
NEW First Aid Supplies: Bottled Water, Bandages, Ointment, Gauze
NEW Undergarments: Underwear (all genders), Bras, Undershirts, Sweatpants, Wool Socks, Thermal Underwear Tops & Bottoms (Men's and Women's)
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. Please feel free to contact us and ask what items would help our clients the most at this time.