Wish List: The REACH Resource Center

The REACH Wish List

For youth in need of a safe place to go, The REACH Resource Center in Mankato provides a stable, secure environment with access to basic needs like food, clothing, showers, computers, support groups and connections to housing, counseling, employment coaching, education and other community resources.

With your generous support, The REACH can continue offering youth a warm, hospitable welcome while empowering them to overcome the challenges they face. The following items are always needed.


  • Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit snacks
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned soups
  • Frozen pizzas
  • Frozen juices
  • Bottled beverages
  • Microwavable dinners

Kitchen supplies:

  • Plastic utensils
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper cups
  • Dish towels and dishcloths
  • Foil, plastic wrap, storage bags and containers
  • Garbage bags

Bathroom supplies:

  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Bandages and first aid supplies
  • Plunger and toilet bowl brush
  • Waste basket

Cleaning supplies:

  • Swiffer brand mop
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Sponges
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Disinfectant spray and wipes
  • Glass cleaner
  • Bleach


  • Rugs
  • Coffee table
  • End tables
  • Plants
  • Lockers
  • Books, including fiction and nonfiction
  • Educational aids, including GED prep, SAT/ACT prep, FAFSA guidelines, copies of practice tests
  • Art supplies

Gift cards:

  • Clothing vouchers or $10-$25 gift cards to grocery or retail stores such as Target, Cub Foods, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart

Where to Give

Thank you for your support. It really does help us make a difference in the lives of youth. Please coordinate delivery of your donation by contacting The REACH.

Learn more about the many ways LSS supports Minnesota’s youth experiencing homelessness. To contribute financially to our services for youth, please make a gift.


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