Wish List for People In Need

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 In Kind Warehouse Needs-Spring 2019

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
Athletic Shoes—especially male
New Clothing Items for Children and Younger Teens:
Basketball type shorts sweatpants and activity pants—all sizes (boys and girls)
Shoes—athletic Toddler sizes through Big Kids sizes
Diapers (greatly needed sizes 4 and 5)
Baby Wipes (prefer unscented or sensitive)
Baby Bibs
Sleep Blankets/Sleep Sacks
Hygiene Items:
Ethnic Hair Care Products
Vaseline and/or Cocoa Butter
Foot Powder
Shaving Cream and Razors
Travel size hygiene items always accepted
New Household Items:
Sheet Sets—Queen size especially needed
Air Bed Mattresses (twin full/queen)
Bath and Hand Towels
Kitchen size Wastebaskets
Tension Rods for Shower Curtains
Shower Curtains with Liners and Hooks
Coffee Pots
Miscellaneous Items:
Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
Wallets and Billfolds
Water Bottles
Fidgets or Sensory type items ex. Stress relievers googly balls etc.
Karaoke Machine
Gift Cards:
Grocery Store

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.


Note: All donations must be shelf stable (not need refrigeration) and within expiration date.
Any canned products, retail sized (14 – 18 oz.) or portion controlled (PC)
No candy please
Granola Bars
Protein Bars
PC Fruit such as applesauce, fruit cocktail
PC Fruit Snacks
PC Nuts or trail mixes
PC Raisins or dried fruit
PC Potato, corn, Doritos, or other chips
PC Crackers such as Wheat Thins
PC cheese/cracker or peanut butter/cracker combinations
PC Cookies
PC Rice Krispie or other cereal bars
PC Instant oatmeal
PC Meat such as tuna
PC shelf-stable pudding
Bottled water
Powerade/Gatorade (summer months)

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.

Salvation Army
3740 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN

Sabathani Community Center,
M-F 9a-4p
310 East 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN

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