Donate Items

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.

Some programs below feature online registries, which offer you the convenient option to purchase items through a vendor who will deliver the items directly to programs. Other services have wish lists on our website. These lists contain frequently needed items and where you can deliver them. Both options are offered completely contact free. If you would like to donate an item or to a service not listed here, please contact development@lssmn.org.

East Central Minnesota

Housing Services

Housing Services works with clients in need to develop a housing plan, find and obtain suitable housing.

Northeast Minnesota

Duluth Homeless Youth and Family Services

LSS has multiple service sites in Northeast Minnesota that support youth and families. Items donated through the registry will be distributed to the location with an immediate need.

Duluth Center for Changing Lives

LSS Center for Changing Lives in Duluth supports youth and families participating in residential and community-based programs.

Duluth Crisis Nursery

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

South Central Minnesota

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.

Southeast Minnesota

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.

Twin Cities Metro

LifeHaven

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.

Rezek House

Saint 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

Saint 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.

StreetWorks

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.

Statewide

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.

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.

Contact

Development - Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

651.529.8899