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Donate Goods for New Americans

Thank you for your interest in donating goods to refugees and immigrants. You can buy goods anywhere, and bring them to the Institute during business hours, or use our Amazon Wishlist.

We are in need of the following items for our refugee clients:

  • Toiletry items: shampoo, deodorant, soap
  • Feminine Products
  • Diapers
  • Shopping Carts for Public Transit (see below)
  • Backpacks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Gift cards (grocery stores, Target, Walmart)
  • Bus cards

If you have larger items to donate or household items not on our list, we encourage you to donate your items to our partner Bridging.

If you have questions or are interested in conducting a donation drive, please contact our Housing Case Manager, Stella Vang at SVang@iimn.org.

We are seeking cart donations to assist our new American clients to purchase and transport their shopping goods.

Grocery shopping without a car presents all sorts challenges to our clients who rely primarily on public transportation.

A cart will greatly reduce logistical and food security risks faced by new Americans and will help them adjust and achieve self sufficiency in a safe and stable environment.

They cost as low as $24-$40. You can ship them or bring them to the International Institute of MN. We appreciate your continued support and thank you.

Contact: Fernanda De La Torre


(651) 647-0191 ext 329




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