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Accepting New and Urgently Needed Items

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: Is this item in good enough condition for my child or family? If your answer is YES, it is in good enough condition for those we serve.

Please note that we have limited storage space and often have to decline donations because of this. If we cannot accept your donation, we will happily provide you with a list of other local organizations that could benefit from your contribution.

NOTE: We want to ensure we can 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 or blocks these numbers, please email us for all donation inquiries. Thank you!


Appointment Required for Donations

Alexandra House is a secure facility as our participant safety is of the utmost importance. Because of this, we are unable to accept unscheduled donations. You must schedule a donation appointment to ensure a staff member can receive your donation.

For donation inquiries or to schedule an appointment, email or call 763-795-5473.

Frequently Asked Questions

Urgent Needs:

  • Canned Tuna and Chicken
  • Spaghetti Sauce (jars or cans)
  • Canned Ravioli (with and w/o meat)
  • Crackers
  • Soup (all varieties)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Spray Oil
  • Canned Sloppy Joe mix
  • Grape or Strawberry Jelly/Jam
  • Diapers (size 6 and 7)
  • Disinfecting Wipes (not to be confused with anti-bacterial hand wipes)
  • Fabric Softener
  • Shampoo and Conditioner (12-16 oz bottles)
  • Women's Deodorant
  • Women's Razors

*NOTE: We are unable to accept dented canned goods. Dents may allow bacteria to enter the can.

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
  • Please do not leave donations outside the donation center door

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.

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
  • We are unable to accept dented canned goods. Dents may allow bacteria to enter the can.
  • Partially used packages of diapers, tampons, or pads
  • Travel-sized or opened/used full-sized personal care items
  • Women’s business/interview clothing
  • Stained, ripped, dirty, or damaged clothing
  • Large household appliances, TVs, and electronics (computers, laptops, printers)

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

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