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

Please email LSS Refugee Services, refugee.services@lssmn.org, to coordinate drop-offs of your Donation Kits at our Minneapolis office.

Donation needs

Highest priority items

  • Stew pot / saucepans with lid
  • Mop with bucket
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Garbage can and bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Electric alarm clock
  • Car seats
  • Rice cooker

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
  • Multi purpose cleaner

Toiletry kit

  • Put items inside a small reusable box or bag.
  • 1 large bottle shampoo *
  • 1 large bottle conditioner *
  • 1 large bottle lotion *
  • 2 Deodorants (women’s or men’s)
  • 1 Bar of soap *
  • If adult:
    • 1 large package of feminine pads OR
    • 1 package of razors and large can shaving cream
  • 1 regular or children’s tube of toothpaste
  • Combs

* Please – Full-size, not hotel or travel size

School supply kit

  • Backpack (place all supplies inside!)
  • 3 Folders with pockets
  • 3 Wide ruled notebooks
  • #2 Pencils
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Glue stick
  • 1 Pencil/crayon sharpener (We always needs lots of these!)
  • 1 Box of crayons
  • 1 Pencil bag

Other a la carte items

  • Frying pan / skillet
  • Wok with lid
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Stovetop teapots
  • Toilet brush
  • Small wastebaskets
  • Bath towels
  • Bar Soap – for hands
  • Laundry detergent
  • Vacuum
  • Toys (gender neutral)
  • Pressure cooker
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face masks