Donations to St. Stephen's are used to support our mission of ending homelessness. Your gift will positively impact individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

St. Stephen's is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 01-0639118.

Donate Items

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 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, Conditioner, 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: Women's Briefs, Boxers, 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.

Stock Donation

Account Name: St. Stephen's Human Services, Inc.
Account Number: Merrill Lynch #610-02069
Delivery Instructions: DTC #8862
Contact: Jessica Wright, 952-820-1910

If you intend to make a stock transfer, please send a note to so we can watch for the transfer. Thank you!

Easy Ways to Make a Planned Gift

1.  Will or Trust

Gifts from one’s will or revocable trusts constitute a majority of planned gifts. A donor can make a charitable bequest by providing a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of his or her estate, or what is left (remainder). If the donor is subject to estate taxes, a charitable deduction is allowed against those taxes. In many cases, the charitable provision may be made by a simple codicil to the will, which will not require rewriting the entire estate plan.

Here is some suggested language you can have your attorney review:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to St. Stephen’s Human Services (tax I.D. 01-0639118), located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the sum of (insert dollar amount or percentage of your estate) for the benefit of its general purposes.”

2.  Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock (including stock in closely held companies) may also be made. Gifts of long-term appreciated stock (held more than one year) avoid capital gains taxes (Currently 15%) and their full fair market value is deductible as a charitable contribution from income taxes.

3.  Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans

Retirement account funds (IRA’s or company plans) may be transferred to a charity at death by proper beneficiary designation. If left to a child or other heir, these funds may be subject to double or triple taxation (federal estate, federal income, state death tax, state income) that may eliminate 70-80% of their benefit. However, a charity will receive 100% of the funds at no tax cost. These gifts are simple to complete requiring only a change of beneficiary form. Donors should ask their financial advisors for more information.

4.  Life Insurance

Life insurance is another way to make a substantial future gift. The charity is named as the owner and beneficiary to receive the proceeds of an existing life or new insurance policy. The donor receives a tax deduction for approximately the cash surrender value.

An alternative is for the donor to simply add the charity as a beneficiary to a policy. The donor retains the incidents of ownership over the policy, including the right to change the beneficiaries. However, the donor receives no income tax deduction.

Please consult your financial advisor and/or attorney to determine which planned giving option is best for you. For questions about St. Stephen’s giving options, contact Jodi at 612-879-7639.

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