Deliveries: Call for donation times. (612) 870-9617
Please do not send deliveries on Thursday. Saturday delivery available, call to schedule. Please come to the side door on the east side (in parking lot). Call ahead to arrange the delivery of truck size loads.
Address for deliveries:
Marie Sandvik Center
1112 East Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Most Needed Year-Round
Linens: Quilts and sheets for all bed sizes, pillowcases, blankets, bath towels, dish towels and tablecloths.
Food: We serve meals six days a week plus distribute large food bags for the needy. Canned goods- (soups, fruits, vegetables), peanut butter, jelly, meat, sugar, coffee, flour, cake mixes, cookies & eggs.
Needed According to Season
Big White Bag Party
Gift needed for ages 5-14: large games and toys, mittens, hats, Christian toys, books or music, school supplies, footballs and basketballs.
Shoe Box Gift Needs List
General needs for ages infants and up: health kits, school supplies, small toys, Christian toys, books or music, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, underwear, combs, brushes, tooth paste, tooth brushes, beauty aids, baby boy mittens, small fleece blankets, children’s tooth brushes, baby soap, sippy-cups, small baby hand-held toys (rattles, squeaky toys…) and Beanie Babies or Beanie Boos.
Women’s needs: small dish washing & cleaning articles, small towels, gloves
Men’s needs: gloves, socks, hats, personal care products.
Please purchase items that are non-violent, no guns, do not promote magic or immodest attire (dolls in particular).
We also do not distribute Santa Clause, Disney, Harry Potter, High-School Musical, Sponge Bob, Monster High, Pokemon/anime or occult/monster toys, coloring books or trading cards.
We prefer to distribute Veggie-Tales, BibleMan, Hot Wheels, play-dough, jump ropes, Bible-based and Christian coloring and picture books.
We usually are in great need for baby boy items, teen and men’s gifts, please remember them.
Please use only regular size shoe boxes, no boot boxes, no food, no clothing and no over-sized plastic bins. Thank you.