Refugee Services Donation Kits

Refugee Services Donation Kits

Refugee Services provides support to refugees and immigrants in Minnesota. These donations will help families as they start anew after losing nearly everything to violence and persecution.

Where to donate

We have set donation drop-off times! These are times when a staff member will be at our Minneapolis office, ready to accept your donations. Please come into the lobby and check in with the front desk.

Donation Drop-Off Hours:

-Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
-Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
-Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please email with any questions or to coordinate drop-offs of larger items (such as furniture).

Donation Needs

Highest priority items:

  • Bath towels
  • Backpacks for older youth
  • Stew pot / saucepans with lid
  • Mop with bucket
  • Garbage can and bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Electric alarm clock

Cleaning kit

  • Broom/dust pan
  • Mop/bucket
  • Sponges (2-4)
  • Scrub brushes (1)
  • Multi-purpose cleaner (1 bottle)
  • Dish soap (1 large bottle)
  • Laundry soap (1 large bottle)
  • Dish towel and rag
  • Toilet brush and plunger

Toiletry kit

We do not have any need for more toiletry kits at this time. 

School supply kit

We do not have any need for more school supplies kits at this time. 

Other a la carte items

  • Frying pan / skillet
  • Wok with lid
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Stovetop teapots
  • Small wastebaskets
  • Bath towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Vacuum
  • Toys (gender neutral)
  • Pressure cooker
  • Sheet sets (twin, double, full, queen)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face masks

Help us furnish an apartment!

We have a new off-site storage unit. Our hope is to keep an apartment's worth of furniture in each unit, so that when we are expecting a new refugee arrival, we are ready to furnish their new home! The preference is for donors to transport these items to our unit on Lake Street, but we can work with you to coordinate other options as well. 

  • Couches/love seats/comfortable chairs
  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Rugs
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses (twin, double, full, queen -- must be new or like new)
  • Bed frames (twin, double, full, queen)
  • Bookshelves
  • Side tables