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Wish List for People In Need

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.

Critically needed cleaning/hygiene supplies

Hand sanitizer (32 oz. or larger is preferred, but any and all is greatly appreciated)
Hygiene produces (soap, shaving cream, body wash, large tubes of toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products )
Sanitizing wipes
Medical grade face masks
Homemade face coverings
60% Isopropyl alcohol
Bags of cotton balls or squares
Spray Cleaners with anti-bacterial properties
Cleaning Products, Hand Soap, Dish Soap, House Cleaners (Anti- bacterial)
New Temporal Thermometers
Underwear (men’s and women’s)
Paper towels
Spray bottles
Chicken soup in microwaveable cups or pop top can
Saltine crackers
16 oz Sprite
Jello cups
Applesauce cups
Macaroni and Cheese microwavable cups
Plastic eating utensils, forks spoons and knives
Snack and sandwich size plastic bags
Wood Find Books, Puzzle Books
Brain Teasers, Rubiks Cubes
Playing Cards
Colored Pencils
Sketch Pads or Blank Pads
Coloring Books for Adults & Kids
Velvet coloring posters

Catholic Charities In Kind Warehouse Needs-Spring/Summer 2020
Personal Care Items:
Nail Clippers, Toe Nail Clippers
Shaving Cream and Razors
Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons and pads)
Toothpaste-Large sizes
Foot Powder
Ethnic Hair Care Products
Travel size hygiene items always accepted
New Clothing Items for Older Teens and Adults:
Underwear—emphasis on teen/adult sizing, both male and female
Athletic Shoes—especially male
Sweatpants or Activity Pants, sizes Medium-5XL, male and female
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 newborn, 4, and 5)
Baby Wipes (prefer unscented or sensitive)
New Household Items:
Sheet Sets—Queen size especially needed
Air Bed Mattresses (twin, full/queen)
Bath and Hand Towels
Wastebaskets, 8 gallon and bigger
Coffee Pots
Miscellaneous Items:
Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
Wallets and Billfolds
Fidgets or Sensory type items, ex. Stress relievers, googly balls, etc.

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


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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