St. Stephen's accepts donations Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-4PM -- at 2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Contact Amber at 612-879-7636 or ABecker@ststephensmpls.org with questions about donating items. 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. Please consider taking clothing donations to the Central Lutheran Free Store.
For Our Clients Moving Out of Homelessness and Into Homes:
Clean Linens: Bedding (Queen, Full & Twin), Blankets (Twin or larger), New Pillows, Towels
Kitchenware: Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Silverware, Plates, Drinking Glasses, Mugs, Cereal Bowls
Bathroom Supplies: New Shower Curtains, Shower Curtain Rings, Toothbrush Holders, New Bath Mats, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Cleaning Products: Wipes, All-purpose Sprays, Mops, Brooms, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Rubber Gloves, Sponges
(Working) Small Household Electronics: Microwaves, Toasters, Vacuums, Coffee Makers, Power Strips, Extension Cords, Flat Screen TV’s, Space Heaters
For Clients with Children: New Car Seats, New Disposable Baby Diapers, Unopened Powdered Formula, New or Gently-Used High Chairs or Strollers, Diaper Bags
Other: Clean Garbage Cans, Garbage Bags, Irons, Ashtrays, Laundry Baskets, Large Totes With Lids, Hangers, New Batteries, Alarm Clocks, Pocket Calendars (current year)
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, Combs, Tweezers, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant, , Travel-Sized Vaseline, Hand Sanitizer, Facial Wipes
Outdoor Gear (NOT Knit or Crocheted): Winter Hats, Winter Gloves, Chopper-style Mittens, Wool Socks, Warm Sleeping Bags (adult-sized only), Brown Tarps, Hand and Toe Warmers, Tents, Boots, Duffel Bags, Rolling Suitcases, Backpacks, Winter Coats (no dry-clean, please), Bungee cords
NEW First Aid Supplies: Bottled Water, Bandages, Ointment, Gauze
NEW Undergarments: Men's Boxers, Women's Briefs, Socks, Bras, Undershirts, Sweatpants, 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.