Volunteer by organizing a materials drive to support the community. We are almost always in need of the supplies listed below.

Donations can be brought to our main location at 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413. For more information or if you are interested in doing a drive, please call (612) 781-6011 or email Mary Ostapenko Anstett at

Items needed:

Emergency Needs (for our family support programs)


Shoes and boots of all sizes from infant to adult, children's gently used clothing sizes newborn to 12, coats, mittens, scarves, pajamas, rain gear, bathing suits, personal hygiene items such as soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, diapers, band aides, hand lotion, household cleaning supplies, laundry soap, sponges

Nutrition Needs (for our Food Support, Senior and Youth programs as well as Fund raising and Community Events)

Snack items, bottled water, non-perishable food
Youth and Senior Program Supplies Backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, calculators, rulers, scissors, paper, daily planner

Toys such as balls, windsocks, Tonka trucks, sand toys and games for all ages, such as Fisher Price toys, puzzles with all the pieces
Baseball gloves, footballs, weights, yoga mats, jump ropes, badminton, volleyballs and balls 
White cotton t-shirts, craft paper, colored paper, paints, brushes, markers, crayons, poster paper, pastels, charcoal, sketchbooks, disposable cameras, yarn, fabric for sewing, fabric scraps for quilting and crafts, sewing thread

General Operations Equipment



Flash drives, alarm clocks, portable loudspeaker, commercial refrigerators, cd players, sewing machines, knitting needles, infant seats, car high chairs, office chairs, play pens, cribs, strollers, pillows with cases and coverings

Transportation (Senior and Youth Programs)

4- Door Sedan to transport 1-3 individuals, car seats, strollers

Fundraising and Community Events

Silent auction items, door prizes, bingo prizes

Helping individuals, strengthening families, building community
This information is available in alternative formats for people with disabilities
by calling 612-781-6011 (voice) or by using your preferred relay service.

East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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