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-Fall 2019

New Clothing Items for Children, Teens, and Adults
Shoes—Athletic, Casual, Winter Boots
Socks (Greatly Needed)-male and female
Underwear (Greatly Needed)—all sizes, both male and female
For women—sports type bras are desired
Men’s Jeans/Pants—all sizes
Sweatshirts-both crew and hooded, Sweatpants, Activity Pants (all Greatly needed)
Winter Specific Clothing Items:
Winter Jackets/Coats—all ages and gender, with emphasis on Men’s Sizes 2XL--4XL
Waterproof Mittens and/or Gloves—toddler through adult
Long Underwear—male and female, teen through adult
Thermal Socks
New Household Items:
Blankets or Comforters (full, and queen)
Sheet Sets-twin, full, queen
Mattress pads (twin, full, and queen)
Cooking Pot with Lid (Larger sizes greatly needed)
Frying Pan (Larger sizes greatly needed)
Bath Towels
Hygiene Items:
Deodorant (emphasis on men’s)
Lotion (full size bottles especially)
Feminine products (tampons and pads)
Men’s Shaving products (razors and cream)
Toothpaste (large size)
Foot Powder
Ethnic Hair Care Products
Travel size hygiene items always accepted
Baby Wipes
Diaper bags
Miscellaneous Items:
Sketch/Drawing Pads, Paint
Fidgets or Sensory type items, ex. Stress relievers, googly balls, etc.
School Supply Wish List:
Notebooks (Bound, NOT spiral), wide and college rule
Graphing Calculators
3-ring binders (3” size)
Pencil Boxes or pouches
Glue Bottles
Blank Journals
Monthly Planners

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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