Needs List

Many people, community groups, and businesses help victims of domestic violence by providing materials or a service. Past in-kind contributions have included painting, landscape maintenance, paving and cementing services, space-planning, Thanksgiving turkeys and many other *materials and services. For more information on in-kind giving, visit our volunteer page or please call Debi at (218) 828-1216.

Covid-19 Specific Needs List

With “shelter in place” continuing, much of the country and here locally, are seeing a spike in domestic abuse cases. Currently there is dire need for help and donations at the Mid Minnesota Women’s Center in Brainerd and the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center.  With many people forced to stay home, many are stuck at home with their abusers, and many are needing to leave their situation.  That has put a strain on the centers as we want to help.  The center is in need of the following items.
(MUST BE NEW… the only “used” items they can take are phones) 
-Gloves and masks
-Bleach and other cleaning supplies
-Antibacterial soap
-Hand sanitizer
-Toilet paper
-Paper towels
-Personal hygiene products
-Non-perishable food items
-Stamps
-Dial-A-Ride Tickets
-Used/refurbished cell phones
- Winter Mittens and Gloves
- Sidewalk Salt/ Ice Melt
- Office Copy Paper (Colored and White) 
Any donations of cash or in-kind support to make these items available
Those who can donate are asked to drop off the items outside of the facility at 1414 Maple Street in Brainerd and then call the office to let them know they are there.  218-828-1216.
Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc. has been providing victim advocacy services since 1978. Those services remain available through the COVID-19 Pandemic as an essential safety net for survivors of crime, who continue to be the paramount focus of the organization.

Ongoing Needs List
Bedding and Household Items:
  • Standard size pillows
  • Twin blankets
  • Twin Bedding
  • Towels & Wash cloths
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • (Gently used or new) Air Mattresses

Infants and Toddlers:

  • Baby teething rings, pacifiers, bottles, bibs 
  • Diapers, sizes 4, 5, and 6
  • Pull-ups
  • Disposable wipes
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby Monitors
  • Baby formula
  • Pedialyte
  • Clothes
  • Boys underwear
  • New Car Seats

Children's Enrichment Center Items: 

  • Family Board Games 
  • Card Games (Uno, playing cards, memory, etc.)
  • Barbies, baby dolls, Infant toys, dump trucks
  • Art Supplies (paints, brushes, colored pencils, glitter, stencils, markers)
  • Office paper, colored construction paper, butcher paper
  • Combined easel/chalkboard
  • School supplies

Transitional clients moving out: 


Hangers
  • Kitchen mat
  • Soap dispenser
  • Dishes
  • Cups/mugs
  • Silverware
  • Pots/pans
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Peeler
  • Cutting boards/cutting mats
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet brush
  • Plunger
  • Towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Cleaning supplies, mops, brooms
  • Curtain rings
  • Curtain liner
  • Wastebasket
  • Personal care items

Pet Supplies:


Dog collars,
Dog & cat harnesses, 
Dog & cat food/treats
Dog & cat grooming combs/brushes
Litterbox liners, cat litter

Other Items: 


  • Large bottles of Shampoo, soap, face wash
  • Band-Aids
  • Hair products for women of color
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Bus Tokens (Dail A Ride)
  • Gift cards for gas, retail stores, or groceries
  • Books (Adult and Child)
  • Paint By Number (For adults and children)
  • Ladies business attire
  • Ladies bathrobes
  • Household tool kits
  • Women's 1x pants, pajamas, hoodies
  • Women's tennis shoes & sandals size 8, 9, 10
  • File-type organizers
  • Planners
  • 'Birthday Boxes' for women and children in shelter on their birthday. Boxes can be for any age and gender. 
All items should be new or gently used.

Cell phones
All cell phones are accepted, including cell phones without chargers or accessories, and broken cell phones. If a phone can't be converted, it is recycled. To donate, simply drop off or mail cell phones to the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, PO Box 602 Brainerd Minnesota, 56401


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