Supply Needs During COVID-19

What We Need

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a critical need for the following items.

These supplies will support both the 24/7 operation of our emergency shelter (now in a hotel setting) and distance learning at our English language school.

**Indicates high priority need

Health and Safety

  • Sanitizing wipes (Clorox, Lysol)**
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Masks (N95, surgical, or cloth)
  • Flu Free Kits (Includes 60%+ alcohol hand sanitizer, personal size tissue packs, antibacterial wipes, vitamin-C packs, and travel-size ibuprofen or acetaminophen)

Personal Care

  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel or full size)**
  • Pads and tampons
  • Depends
  • Disposable razors
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips


  • Board games
  • Decks of cards
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Puzzles
  • Coloring books
  • Markers and crayons
  • Pencils
  • Sketch books


  • Popcorn
  • Snacks (granola bars, beef jerky, cereal bars, etc.)

Distance Learning

  • Envelopes (#6 – 3-5/8″x6-1/2″)
  • White copy paper
  • Stylus pens for touch screens
  • iPad case
  • iPad or Chromebook (if purchasing new)
  • Any tablet or laptop in good condition (if donating used)
  • Stamps


  • Winter wear (mittens, hats, gloves, handwarmers)
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Towels (kitchen, hand/face, rags)
  • Men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes, NEW)**
  • Men’s and women’s t-shirts (all sizes)**
  • Socks (all sizes, NEW)**
  • Luggage and duffel bags
  • Stamps

How To Donate

Any of the items above (and only the items above) may be dropped off at Our Saviour’s Shelter.

Items may be dropped off Thursdays between 12-4pm. Please sign up in advance for a time slot to drop off your donation. Contact our volunteer coordinator at or 612.872.4193×2 with any questions.

The shelter is located at 2219 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404, with a parking lot outside the building.

Note: Distance learning items may also be delivered at the shelter and will be transported to the English Learning Center.

Amazon Wish List

You may also order items to be delivered directly to the shelter through our Amazon Wish List. Distance learning items may be addressed to the “English Learning Center.” Otherwise, please address packages to “Our Saviour’s Shelter.”


Please email our volunteer coordinator with any questions or call 612.872.4193×2. Thank you!

Help us respond to COVID-19.

2315 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone | 612.871.5900
Fax | 612.871.0017

Our Saviour's Housing

2219 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone | 612.872.4193
Fax | 612.872.4442

English Learning Center

2315 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone | 612.874.9963
Fax | 612.871.0017