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 or to schedule an appointment, email communications@alexandrahouse.org or call 763-795-5473. Please understand that due to storage constraints, we are only able to accept limited amounts of gently used goods. 

What can I donate?

Keeping our shelter fully stocked with the items our families need is a continuous challenge. We are always accepting the following items:

  • 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, mustard, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, etc.), cooking oil, canned tomatoes and/or tomato sauce, crackers, chips, popcorn, and canned fruit and vegetables. (Host a Food Drive for Alexandra House)
  • Household Goods: Pots & pans sets, can openers, knife sets, sippy cups, spatulas, bath towel sets (new), twin sheet sets (new), pillows (new).
  • Cleaning Supplies: All-purpose cleaner, Windex, disinfecting wipes, sponges, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex & powder laundry detergent.
  • Personal Care: Nail clippers, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, natural hair care products, deodorant, cough drops, tweezers, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, & feminine hygiene products.
    • Full sized, unopened personal care items only
  • $10-$25 Walmart, Cub, & Aldi Gift Cards
  • Cell Phones: We accepts ALL cell phones, iPads and iPods with or without accessories. Phones in good shape can be used for 911 phones and even broken ones can be turned into cash for our programs.

urgent needs

Below is a list of our most pressing needs:

  • Cleaning Supplies: Paper towels, trash bags, and laundry soap.
  • Household and Personal Care: Bath towel sets (new), twin sheet sets (new), pillows (new), deodorant (full size), kleenex, toilet paper, full size natural hair care products, body wash, and shampoo and conditioner
  • 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, mustard, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, etc.), cooking oil, canned tomatoes and/or tomato sauce, crackers, chips, popcorn, and canned fruit and vegetables. (Host a Food Drive for Alexandra House)

Are there any donations Alexandra House does not accept?

Alexandra House is unable to accept the following items:

  • Used stuffed animals and gently used toys
  • 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