Catholic Charities Distribution Center
Catholic Charities serves nearly 20,000 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.
Donating to the Catholic Charities Distribution Center
If you have any questions or are planning a drive to collect specific items, please contact our distribution center personnel to get the current up to date information on the most immediate needs of our agency.
The Distribution Center is located 341 Chester St. St. Paul, MN 55107. Please call (612) 204-8295 for directions and to arrange drop off time.
Catholic Charities Distribution Center Needs-Spring 2018
New Clothing Items for Older Teens and Adults:
|Sweatpants or Activity Pants, sizes Medium-4XL, male and female|
|Underwear—all sizes, both male and female|
|For women—sports type bras are desired|
|Men’s Jeans/Pants—all sizes|
|Socks-male and female|
|Flip Flops or Shower type shoes (larger sizes especially needed)|
New Clothing Items for Children and Younger Teens:
|Especially needed—basketball type shorts, sweatpants, and activity pants—all sizes (boys and girls)|
|Shoes—athletic, Toddler sizes through Big Kids sizes|
|Underwear-all sizes Toddler-XL, boys and girls|
|Socks—especially crew type|
|Diapers (greatly needed sizes 4, and 5)|
|Baby Wipes (prefer unscented or sensitive)|
|Ethnic Hair Care Products|
|Feminine products (emphasis on tampons)|
|Toothpaste (large size)|
|Shaving Cream and Razors|
|Travel size hygiene items always accepted|
New Household Items:
|Sheet Sets—Queen size|
|Mattress pads (twin, full, and queen)|
|Air Bed Mattresses (twin, full/queen)|
|Bath and Hand Towels|
|Pots and Pans (individual or sets)|
|Food Storage Containers|
|Kitchen size Wastebaskets|
|Tension Rods for Shower Curtains|
|Shower Curtains with Liners and Hooks|
|Wallets and Billfolds|
|Activity Sets/Craft Sets/Art Sets|
|Fidgets or Sensory type items, ex. Stress relievers, googly balls, etc.|
|Expandable filing folders for organizing|
If you have any questions or are planning a drive to collect specific items, please contact our distribution center personnel to get the current up to date information on our agencies most immediate needs.
Catholic Charities Distribution Center: 612-204-8295
About used items
Effective February 1, 2014, Catholic Charities no longer accepts used items. For your convenience, we have listed local organizations that will accept used items.
St. Vincent de Paul Society,
2939 12th Ave. So.
3740 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN
Sabathani Community Center,
310 East 38th St.