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-Fall 2018
|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, Sweatpants, Activity Pants, Basketball type shorts|
|Winter Specific Clothing Items:|
|Winter Jackets/Coats—all ages and gender, with emphasis on Men's Sizes XL--4XL|
|Waterproof Mittens and/or Gloves—toddler through adult|
|Winter Boots—all ages and gender|
|Long Underwear—male and female, teen through adult|
|New Household Items:|
|Blankets or Comforters (full, and queen)|
|Sheet Sets—Queen size greatly needed|
|Mattress pads (twin, full, and queen)|
|Cooking Pot with Lid (Larger sizes greatly needed)|
|Frying Pan (Larger sizes greatly needed)|
|Shower Curtains and hooks|
|Deodorant (emphasis on men's)|
|Feminine products (tampons and pads)|
|Men's Shaving products (razors and cream)|
|Toothpaste (large size)|
|Ethnic Hair Care Products|
|Travel size hygiene items always accepted|
|Diapers-#4, #5, #6, Large size pull ups|
|Fidgets or Sensory type items, ex. Stress relievers, googly balls, etc.|
|School Supply Wish List:|
|Notebooks (Bound, NOT spiral), wide and college rule|
|3-ring binders (3" size)|
|Pencil Boxes or pouches|
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
|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|
|Hostess-type products such as Twinkies|
|PC Instant oatmeal|
|PC Meat such as tuna|
|PC shelf-stable pudding|
|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.
3740 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN
Sabathani Community Center,
310 East 38th St.