We love your generosity!

While you monetary donations are highly valuable to us (VERY valuable = they keep the lights on), we are also always looking for items to be donated. A local hotel donated all their alarm clocks when they upgraded, we were recently given a bunch of new beds. Use your imagination!


All newly or barely used clothing is accepted but here are the items that are in high demand: Socks, underwear, winter items.

Food Shelf

Shelf of Hope is open every Wednesday from 10AM – 1PM regardless of zip code, status, or background. All items are given out for free every single week. This food shelf has been operating for over a decade and used to be at the Gethsemane Church and is completely volunteer run.

The Shelf of Hope food shelf needs:

    • Toilet paper
    • Shower gel/body wash
    • Toothpaste and brushes
    • Laundry detergent
    • Body lotion
    • Frozen microwavable dinners
    • Sandwiches
    • Sliced deli meats
    • Chips of any kind
    • Cookies
    • Gallon Ziplock bags
    • Milk (half gallon if possible)
    • Eggs

Kits are a great way to involve your community in service. Great for a birthday party, office activity or book club service, assembling the following kits are a great way to exercise your philanthropic muscles without leaving the safety of your home!

Hygiene kits

Every individuals who uses our public shower receives a kit with hygiene essentials like shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste and soap.

Check out THIS page to see all the details and how to get started on the project.

Welcome Home Baskets

One of our programs empowers previously homeless individuals to move into their own apartments. As part of that program, we provide clients with baskets filled with home-ownership essentials like cleaning supplies, laundry items and non-perishable foods.

Check out THIS page to see all the details and how to get started on the project.

Entertainment kits

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, our residents have been left with little options to keep themselves busy and enjoy their free time. It has been a tremendous challenge for our residents who are used to spending their time visiting friends and family as well as visiting congregate community spaces that are no longer available.

Check out THIS page to see all the details and how to get started on the project.

View all other in-kind opportunities HERE.

Please contact Abby Abele to arrange a time to drop off items: aabele@ststephensmpls.org