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, twin size sheet sets, & new (or gently used) bath towels.
  • Cleaning Supplies: All-purpose cleaner, Windex, disinfecting wipes, sponges, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, & 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

urgent needs

Below is a list of our most pressing needs:

  • Diapers & Baby Wipes: specifically sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6
  • Cleaning Supplies: Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Personal Care: 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