items not accepted

This list is reviewed and updated regularly.

Have something to donate that we don’t accept? Try reaching out to one of these organizations.

The following items are not accepted
USED baby items of any kind
Baby formula (powdered) within 2 months of the expiration date
Baby formula (ready-made liquid)
Breast pumps (new or used)
Clothing expect for certain sizes. Please see our Needed Clothing list.
Electronics (Best Buy Stores accept electronics purchased anywhere)
Food items (unless pre-approved by food services staff: call 612.277.0203)
Furniture, including bed frames, mattresses, and household furnishings
Hand Sanitizer
Travel/Hotel Size Toiletries
Used Stuffed Animals
Used Toys
Used Sleeping bags

Our goal at People Serving People is to build stability and confidence within families. If an item needs repair or is too worn or damaged to use it yourself, we ask you not to donate it.

Please view our Needed Items list to see what our families need most.

Questions, or ready to donate? Contact us at or by calling 612.277.0216.

Thank you for supporting children and families experiencing instability!