Urgent Needs: New or gently used boots
Refugee Department Needs
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.
With many of our clients experiencing a Minnesota winter for the first time, we have an urgent need for new winter boots.
We are also in need of the following items for our refugee clients:
- Toiletry items: shampoo, deodorant, soap
- Feminine Products
- Diapers (every size except 2)
- Baby Wipes
- Laundry detergent
- Bus cards
- Bilingual books (English/Spanish)
- Gift cards (grocery stores, Target, Walmart)
- Shopping Carts for Public Transit (see below)
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 Zahra Halboon, email@example.com, 651-647-0191 ext 351
Cart donations: We are seeking cart donations to assist our New American clients with transporting 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 help them achieve self sufficiency. Carts cost as low as $24-$40 and can be shipped or brought to the Institute.
Contact: Fernanda De La Torre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-647-0191 ext 329
Education Department Needs
Are you part of a book club, congregation, professional cohort or other group that wants to help reduce educational barriers for New Americans? Compile a
kit of products to help a:
- Student with an interview
- Student with no prior education
- Student with daughters
- Student with children
- Student with a newborn
- Student with poor eyesight
- Student who takes the bus
- Student who has never seen snow
- Student practicing for a presentation
- Student looking for housing
- Student with an illness
Contact: Eva Kough, email@example.com, 651-647-0191 ext 370