Contribute Goods

Alexandra House is a secure facility as our client safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we are unable to accept unscheduled donations. You must schedule a donation appointment to ensure staff are aware and ready for visitors to the shelter. Unscheduled donation drop-offs will not be accepted. For donation inquiries, call 763-795-5473 or email

What can I donate?

Keeping our shelter fully stocked with the items our families need is a continuous challenge. Due to storage constraints, we are only able to accept limited amounts of gently used goods. Alexandra House accepts non-perishable foods, new, household cleaning supplies, unopened, full-sized personal care products, new or gently used blankets and sheets. Below is a list of our most pressing needs.

Current needs

  • Diapers & Wipes (Sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6)
  • Tie Blankets (Adult Size)
  • Women’s Pants (Sizes 0, 1, and 2)
  • Women’s Tops & Bottoms (Plus Sizes)
  • $10-$25 Walmart, Cub, & Aldi Gift Cards
  • Food Shelf Items (non-dented, damaged, or expired): Canned chicken, bulk cereal, chips, cookies, cake, cookie, and bar mixes, frosting, canned beans (all varieties), condiments (ketchup and BBQ sauce), cooking oil, canned tomatoes and/or tomato sauce, crackers, chips, popcorn, and canned fruit. (Host a Food Drive for Alexandra House)
  • Household: Pots & pans, can openers, knife sets, sippy cups, spatulas, twin size sheet sets, & new bath towels.
  • Cleaning Supplies: All-purpose cleaner, Windex, disinfecting wipes, sponges, dish soap, paper towels, & powder laundry detergent.
  • Personal Care: Nail clippers, conditioner, cough drops, tweezers, toilet paper, & feminine hygiene products.

Are there any donations Alexandra House does not accept?

Alexandra House is unable to accept the following items:

  • Used stuffed animals
  • Gently used undergarments (bras, boxers, underwear, socks)
  • Used Car Seats, Strollers, Pack-n-Plays, and Infant Swings
  • Partially used packages of diapers, tampons, or pads
  • Travel sized personal care items or opened/used full-sized personal care items
  • Womens business/interview clothing