People Experiencing Homelessness go days or weeks without a clean, quiet and safe space to practice self care.
We provide a shower to 150 people EVERY MONTH!
HELP CREATE THIS SPACE BY DONATING HYGIENE KITS (We accept travel size of the following) -Toothpaste and toothbrush -Non-alcohol based mouthwash -Disposable razors & Shaving cream/gel -Soap & washcloth -Deodorant -Conditioner -Combs or brushes -Bath towels -Lotion -Lip balm
How this would work is you would purchase the materials as an individual or group, assemble the kits and drop them off at House of Charity (510 S 8th St. MPLS) or I could come pick them up from you!
We recommend if you have a large group, purchasing the items in bulk. We have recommended links I can provide if you are interested.
"So often our residents have to choose between basic needs such as; socks, underwear, hygiene products, and bus fare. Your generosity allows them to not have to make that choice"- Geoff Meyer, Director of Housing Services
To feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness and empower individuals to achieve independence.
Right from the start, in the early 1950s, House of Charity has been about transforming lives...one person at a time. Our founder, Brother de Paul, responded to the need he saw around him by providing food and shelter to the poor in Minneapolis. Since its beginnings on Nicollet Island, House of Charity has been located at several sites in downtown Minneapolis, and moved to its current location at 510 South 8th Street in 1976. Once a hotel, the building now houses 116 men and women who have experienced homelessness.
One of our primary goals is to help struggling individuals meet their basic human needs of food and shelter while reducing barriers to their long-term self-sufficiency.