items needed

This list is reviewed and updated regularly. It is up to date (as of May 27, 2022).

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Help Us Track Our Families’ Needs
Complete our Online Donation Form before or after you drop-off your donation at the loading dock. This helps us track our donations and needs for the families.

(all Baby items must be NEW)
Baby Bottles
Baby Bottle Brushes
Baby Washcloths
Diapers Sizes 1-7
Infant Play Mats
Juice (Juicy Juice brand preferred)
Pull-Ups – Girls’ – 3T, 4T, 5T
Pull-Ups – Boys’ – 4T, 5T
Similac® Advance Powder Formula
Similac® NeoSure OptiGRO Formula
Similac® Sensitive Powder Formula
Similac® Soy Isomil Powder Formula
Sippy Cups
Sleep Sacks – New

Air Beds – New
– Twin, Full, Queen
Blankets- New
Pillow Cases – New or Used
Sheet Sets (Flat and/or Fitted) – New or Used
– XL Twin, Full

Clothing- all clothing donations must be pre-approved
Please email Maria at mpederson@peopleservingpeople.orgfor a list of accepted clothing.

(all Household items must be NEW)
Bottled water
Brooms & mops – New
Clorox Wipes
Dish Detergent
Dish Towels
Dryer Sheets
Face Masks
Forever Stamps
Gift Bags – Large
Gift Cards including Gas Cards
Kleenex (any brand facial tissues)
Laundry Hamper or Basket
Paper Towels
Liquid Laundry Detergent HE (8oz or 12oz size)
New Pots and Pans Sets
New Dishware Sets
New Silverware Sets
New Glass Cup Sets
Pencils (Mechanical Preferred)
Reusable Water Bottles
Scrubbing Bubbles
Sponges (2-Packs)
Surface Cleaner
Storage Bins with lids- New or used
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilet Paper
Trash Bags
White Letter-Sized Paper

For Food Services Department
Ziploc bags – Sandwich size, Quart size, Gallon size
Individually packaged snacks (Goldfish, Cheez-its, etc.)
GoGo Squeeze
Granola bars
Juice boxes (Juicy Juice preferred brand)

For our Facilities Department
Cable Signal Strength Tester – New or Used
Commercial Hammer Drill – New or Used
Electric Paint Shaker – New or Used
Infrared Camera – New or Used

For K-12 Department:
Board games – New
Card games – New
Art supplies – New
Glitter pens – New
Books/comics featuring BIPOC
Electronic games – (Must be pre-approved by Maria at
Phone chargers – New
Mindfulness coloring books – New
Colored pencils – New
Poppits/fidget toys – New
BIPOC dolls/barbies
Black hair care
Sketch books
Purses – New
Jewelry – New
Musical instruments – New
Nail polish/Fake nails – New
Makeup – New
Skincare products – New

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. Questions, or ready to donate? Contact us at or by calling 612.277.0258.

This list is up to date (as of May 27, 2022).

Thank you for supporting children and families experiencing instability!