Home Free - In-Kind Donations

Our 2018 Holiday Wish List is available here. Please drop off Items to the Shelter by no later than December 19, 2018 so that we may distribute them in time for Christmas. Thank you for remembering the women and children at Home Free this holiday season. Your gift will make a difference. 


Used Cell Phones: Home Free accepts used cell phones with or without accessories. Through Shelter Alliance, a program of the cell phone recycling company GRC Wireless Recycling, Home Free is reimbursed for used cell phones donated by our supporters. You can donate your cell phone by dropping it off at Home Free or by sending it directly to Shelter Alliance. If you would like a Home Free cell phone donations box for collecting used cell phones at your place of work, church, or business, please call Kari at 763.559.9008

To ensure that we can accept your in-kind donation, please call Kari at 763.559.9008 before bringing items to the Shelter

  • Personal Items: Full-size personal care items, including deodorant, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair products for women of color, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, combs and hairbrushes
  • Clothing: New socks, underwear, nightgowns, slippers, T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, tennis shoes and children's shoes. Please call for specific needs for used clothing. 
  • Recreational Items: Gifts that can be used for bingo prizes.
  • Cleaning supplies: mops, brooms, dustpans, dust busters, sponges, rubber gloves, glass cleaner, liquid cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dish soap, furniture polish, Murphy Oil Soap, disinfecting wipes, liquid laundry detergent.
  • Medicine Cabinet: Cotton balls, cotton swabs, antibiotic ointment, first aid tape, cough drops, cold medicines, pain relievers, children's cold and cough medicine, children's pain relievers, thermometers, Vaseline, lip balm, ice packs, heating pads
  • Infants and Children: Disposable diapers (sizes NB-5), wet wipes, new baby bottles (8 oz), spill- proof sippy cups, and pacifiers, baby monitors, medication droppers/cups/spoons, infant formula, baby food, juice boxes, healthy individually packaged snacks, children's medications, infant Orajel, girls hair ties and barrettes, kids toothpaste, toys for outside, craft glue, accordion folders, highlighters, washable markers, red pens
  • Miscellaneous: Legal pads, pens, shower curtains, electric alarm clocks, irons, small padlocks with key
  • Gift cards: Bus cards, gift cards from: Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Cub, Rainbow, SuperAmerica, Office Max, Office Depot, Toys R Us, Sally's Beauty Supply, movie theaters, bowling alleys, Minnesota Zoo, Children's Museum
  • Housekeeping Starter Kits: Laundry basket, cleaning rags, rubber gloves, dustpans, wastebasket, paper towels, toilet tissue, mop, broom, toilet brush, dishtowels, facial tissue, cleaning products, laundry detergent

To make an in-kind donation to Home Free, please contact Kari Hitchcock, Volunteer Coordinator, at 763.559.9008.