Catholic Charities Distribution Center
Catholic Charities serves nearly 23,000 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-Fall/Winter 2021/2022
|Laundry Detergent--bulk powder or pods
(Optional: Put together a volunteer packing event to create single serve packets out of bulk detergent, or pack pods to be used for a monthly supply for our housing clients. Contact In Kind Warehouse for more information.)
|Covid PPE request|
|Medical Grade Disposable Surgical Masks|
|Earloop, and Earloop Cloth Masks (no tie masks, please)|
|Winter Specific Clothing Items:|
|Winter Jackets/Coats— emphasis on Men's Adult sizes|
|Waterproof Mittens and/or Gloves—adult sizes|
|Winter Boots—all ages, sizes, and gender|
|New Clothing Items for Teens and Adults|
|Underwear—all sizes, both male and female|
|Men's Jeans/Pants—all sizes|
|Sweatshirts-crew or hooded|
|Sweatpants, Activity Pants|
|Hygiene and Personal Items:|
|Deodorant (emphasis on men's)|
|Ethnic Hair Care Products|
|Razors and Shaving Cream|
|Lotion (full size bottles especially)|
|Feminine products (tampons and pads)|
|Toothpaste (large size)|
|Travel size hygiene items always accepted|
|New Household Items:|
|Bath Towels, Hand Towels|
|Air Beds (Twin, Full, or Queen)|
|Blankets or Comforters (full, and queen)|
|Sheet Sets-full, queen|
|Cooking Pot with Lid (Larger sizes greatly needed)|
|Frying Pan (Larger sizes greatly needed)|
|Sketch/Drawing Pads, Paint Sets|
|Meditation Coloring Books with Colored Pencil Sets|
|Fidgets or Sensory type items, ex. Stress relievers, googly balls, brain teasers, etc.|
|Duffel Bags, Adult Sized Backpacks|
If you have any questions or are planning a drive to collect specific items, please contact our warehouse personnel to get the current up to date information on our agencies most immediate needs.
Catholic Charities In-Kind Warehouse: 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.
St. Vincent de Paul Society – St. Paul location
461 7th. St. W.
St. Paul, MN
1107 W. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Sabathani Community Center,
310 East 38th St.
Please call ahead to make food donations: (651) 647-2344
|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
|Boost or Ensure Protein Drinks|
|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 Rice Krispie or other cereal bars|
|PC Instant oatmeal|
|PC Meat such as tuna|
|PC shelf-stable pudding|
|Powerade/Gatorade (summer months)|
Catholic Charities Distribution Center food donations: (651) 647-2344