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House of Charity


Keep folx warm this holiday season by assembling Winter Kits!

According to the Wilder Foundation's " Single Night Count of People Experiencing Homelessness" in Minnesota, 2,694 people are living outside. That means that, on a given night, over 1,000 individuals are not in shelters, which becomes increasingly dangerous as the weather in Minnesota drops below freezing.

We need your help to keep our unsheltered neighbors warm this winter!

Please assemble the following into bags or easy-to-carry containers:

  • Long/wool socks
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Toe warmers
  • Lip balm
  • Ski masks/scarves/neck gaiters
  • Water
  • Cough drops
  • Emergen-C
  • Granola bars
  • Face masks or face coverings with at least 2 layers of protection (COVID-19)
  • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes (COVID-19)

Please ensure that the items are new and unopened/unused. If you have gently used socks, hats, gloves, or other winter gear, please make sure it is washed and in condition. If you would not wear it yourself, please hold onto it instead of donating it.

The kits can have any combination of the listed items, feel free to add in items unlisted as well. The priority for these kits is to keep people warm. You may order items online or buy them in person.

In case you have not done this before: volunteers purchase the materials, assemble the kits and drop them off at House of Charity.

Please arrange a drop-off time with Noah Chan, the Community Engagement Coordinator:

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About House of Charity


510 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

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.

We do this by providing:

  • Daily Free Public Meals at our Food Centre
  • Transitional Housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Chemical and Mental Health Treatment
  • Public Showers
Emergency & Safety
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


714 Park Ave,Minneapolis,, MN 55404



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