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.

Health and Safety

  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Masks (N95, surgical, or cloth)
  • Bandanas
  • 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

  • Pads and tampons
  • Depends
  • Disposable razors
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry Kits (Includes enough powdered laundry detergent for 2-3 washes or 2-3 detergent pods, 2-3 dryer sheets, and 1 travel-size bottle or packet of stain remover. Packing items into individual plastic snack or sandwich size baggies works best.)
  • Hygiene Kits

Activities

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

Food

  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Coffee grinder
  • 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)
  • 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 without advanced notice Wednesdays or Thursdays between 12-4pm, if you are willing to bring them into the shelter’s lobby. If you prefer staff receive items at your car, please call to schedule drop-off in advance with our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@oshousing.org or 612.872.4193×2. 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.”

Questions?

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

communications@oscs-mn.org

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