Contribute Goods

Alexandra House is grateful for and regularly needs items for individuals and families to maintain housing, economic, and educational stability. When considering donating gently used material goods to Alexandra House, please ask yourself this question: Is this item in good enough condition for my child or family? If your answer is YES, then it is in good enough condition for those we serve. Please understand we have very limited storage and many times must turn down wonderful donations simply because of the lack of storage space. If that is the case, we are happy to provide you with a list of referrals to other worthy, local organizations that could benefit from your contribution.

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

NOTE: We want to ensure we are able to connect with every donor who would like to support us. To protect our participants, our phone numbers appear as blocked or as an unknown caller. If your phone screens these types of numbers, please email us for all donation inquiries. Thank you! 

URGENT needs:

  • Women’s Underwear (size 5, 6, and 10)
  • Diapers (size 3)
  • Large/Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
  • Heavy Duty Extra Large Gallon Garbage Bags (55 gallons)
  • Powdered Clothes Washing Detergent
  • Women’s Razors
  • New Wash Cloths
  • New Hand Towels

Food Shelf:

  • Baby Food (Straight fruit and veggies, not mixed with grains)
  • Baby Cereal and Snacks
  • Crackers
  • Snack Bars
  • Fruit Roll Ups
  • Fruit Cups
  • Minestrone and other Vegetable Soups
  • Tomato Soup
  • Pork ‘n Beans
  • Chili (with and without meat)
  • Tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned Spaghetti O’s
  • Canned Ravioli (with and without meat)


  • New or gently used eating utensils

 NOTE: Due to the generosity of our community, we are at capacity for donations of blankets, children’s clothing, and winter clothing/shoes. We will begin accepting these items again once we are able to process and distribute our current supply. 

DONATION Drop-off and Hours:

Donation deliveries are generally accepted Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please follow this process when delivering your donations, after you have scheduled your donation drop-off:

  • Ring the donation doorbell (side garage door entrance)
  • Notify staff you have a scheduled donation to drop off
  • A staff member will provide you with a sanitized clipboard with a donation form for you to complete

Want to donate, but short on time?

We have several Amazon Shopping Lists for, easy, no drop-off necessary donating! The items on these lists are year-round needs, so they are not consistently updated like our Urgent Needs List, and we can always accept them.

Are there any donations Alexandra House does not accept?
Alexandra House is unable to accept the following items:

  • Locked cellphones (we will accept unlocked cell phones that have been returned to factory settings)
  • Used stuffed animals and gently used toys
  • Gently used undergarments (bras, boxers, underwear, socks)
  • Used Car Seats, Strollers, Pack-n-Plays, Infant Swings, and Breast Pumps
  • Partially used packages of diapers, tampons, or pads
  • Travel-sized personal care items or opened/used full-sized personal care items
  • Women’s business/interview clothing
  • Dirty or torn clothing
  • Large household appliances, electronics (computers, laptops, printers) and TVs

Can my donation be picked up?

No, we do not have the resources to accommodate pick-ups.