Volunteer

Provide Groceries for Metro Homeless Youth

Donate groceries and other items at our homeless youth shelters and transitional housing program for minor moms and their families. See a full list of needs below.

Because we have instituted no contact delivery procedures, please contact us before you visit to learn about the process and let us know you will be coming.

The most urgent needs are bolded in the list below.

Contacts:

Streetworks
street.works@lssmn.org

All other services
MetroHomelessYouth@lssmn.org

 

In-Kind Donation Needs

Rezek House

SafeHouse

LifeHaven

StreetWorks

Rezek is a two-year transition home for youth ages 16-21 who experience homelessness in the metro area and provide support in the form of case management and connection to resources. Safe House is an emergency shelter for youth ages 16-20, serving six in a single-family home in Saint Paul. LifeHaven is a family-style home in St. Paul’s East Side for 16-17-year-old mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness. StreetWorks is a collaborative of youth-serving nonprofits, including LSS, that have provided street-based outreach to youth experiencing homelessness in the Metro area since 1994. StreetWorks also offers certification training for street outreach workers and other professionals across the state.
  • GED Study Guides (like Kaplan or Mometrix)
  • Moving boxes
  • Laundry soap
  • Granola and protein bars (like Quaker oats)
  • Bottled Water
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Formula (Similac or Similac Advance)
  • Pedialyte or Gatorade
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Gift Cards (like Target, Cub, etc.)
  • Charcoal
  • Pop/juice/fizzy water
  • Journals and notebooks
  • Nice pens
  • Nail polish and other self-care/spa materials
  • T-Shirt undershirts (all sizes)
  • Underwear (panties (small) & boxers (x-large)
  • Pajama pants and lounge shorts
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer—small containers for youth on the go. Clip-on containers, purse sized.  
  • Phone chargers (Android and iPhone)
  • Fresh Fruit – bananas, watermelon, berries
  • White bread
  • Eggs
  • Liquid coffee creamer (vanilla/caramel)
  • Organic baby food
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Hand held flashlights
  • LED candles
  • Bottled water
  • House shoes/slippers
  • New pajamas/robes
  • Razors (triple blade)
  • Twin bed sheets (solid colors)
  • Body shower towels
  • Bleach
  • Lightbulbs
  • New electric coffee pot
  • Large soup pot
  • White bar towels
  • Kid-safe bug spray
  • Lightweight cloth face masks
  • Sensitive body wash (Dove or similar brand)
  • Soft/hard bristle brushes, shower caps, hair bonnets, shea moisture hair products, razors, hair ties, body wash (sensitive skin)
  • Hair gel—eco style professional styling gel (Ecoco Brand)
  • Children’s hair clips, small rubber bands, hair beads
  • Infant books and toys
  • Baby bottle brushes
  • Boppie chairs
  • Teething toys
  • New infant clothes sizes 4-18 months
  • Baby socks
  • Granola and protein bars (like Quaker oats)
  • Bottled Water
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Formula (Similac or Similac Advance)
  • Pedialyte or Gatorade
  • Sunscreen & bug repellent