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Support LSS Services by Giving Needed Items

Your support makes it possible for LSS to reach one in 65 Minnesotans. Gifts in kind are goods and services that individuals, families, congregations, businesses or community groups can donate directly to LSS.

The wish lists below contain frequently needed items and where you can deliver them. If you would like to donate an item or service not listed here, please contact us.

COVID-19 Update 

In light of COVID-19, LSS is working to continue to be a leader in offering extraordinary responses to our neighbors. To make it easy to find how you can make the biggest impact now, we have a consolidated list of the most essential volunteer and in-kind giving opportunities at this time. Please see this page for the latest

Service Area Wish Lists

Duluth Crisis Nursery

Duluth: When crisis strikes, families may suddenly need 24-hour emergency childcare. Diapers and other baby care products are always needed and appreciated.
Learn more about crisis nurseries.

Foster Care

Multiple locations: Foster families open their hearts and homes to children in need of temporary care. You can help them provide a welcoming environment by supplying commonly needed items.


Saint Paul: 16- and 17-year-old mothers and their children often come to LifeHaven with only the clothes on their backs. Welcome Baskets help them feel at home while providing basic care supplies.

Metro Homeless Youth

Minneapolis & Saint Paul: Youth who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness are eligible for transitional housing through LSS. You can support their new start by collecting household essentials that make their new apartment feel like home.

People with Disabilities

Brainerd, Faribault, LeRoy & Red Wing: People with disabilities need support to set and accomplish their own goals and participate in community life. Your donations help LSS offer them a comfortable, life-enriching home environment.

Rezek House

Minneapolis & St. Paul: Rezek House provides transitional housing and resources to build independent living skills to youth ages 16 to 21 who are experiencing homelessness. You can provide youth the necessities to maintain safe and healthy home.

Safe House

St. Paul: Safe House provides youth experiencing homelessness a safe place to stay, nourishing meals, caring staff who offer active support. Your donations help us create a welcoming and supportive environment for youth, where they feel respected and heard.

Street Outreach

Multiple locations: Street outreach workers extend confidential, nonjudgmental support to homeless and runaway youth. You can equip them with items they need like winter clothing and hygiene products.


Multiple locations: A collaboration of nonprofit organizations, StreetWorks partners combine their resources to assist youth experiencing homelessness. Your donations enable our team to provide youth with necessities that offer comfort and hope for the future.

Duluth Teen Health Center

Duluth: Youth need a place to turn for free, confidential support with health concerns. Your donations of nutritious snacks can help them feel welcome.

The REACH Drop-In Center

Mankato: Whether they need help finding a job, a home, access to services, applying to college or just need a nutritious meal, The REACH is there for youth in Mankato. You can support them by donating frequently needed items like food and household supplies.

The LINK Transitional Living

Rochester: The goal of the Transitional Housing Program is to support at-risk youth while they establish and maintain an independent household, and prevent future occurrences of homelessness



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