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    In-Kind Donations

    In-Kind Gifts Add So Much
    Whether you have gently used household items, hygiene supplies or a handmade quilt to donate, in-kind gifts allows LSS to do more for those we serve.
  • Current Needs

    Please review Donation Wish Lists of currently needed items from services in your area. Please be sure items are new or gently used; we are not able to accept broken or unusable furniture/appliances.

    For assistance in finding a place to donate your items, please contact Volunteer Services at 1-800-582-5260 or volunteers@lssmn.org 


  • Making a Donation Drive Work!

    Helpful Tips for a Successful Donation Drive
    • Begin by reviewing the Donation Wish Lists of LSS services in your area.
    • Contact the LSS contact to discuss your donation drive.
    • Recruit friends and other volunteers to help you. Sharing the work can make the project more manageable and fun.
    • Decide the duration of your drive (a day, a week, a month) - a limited time-frame is usually more motivating and successful. Holidays may provide special opportunities for donation drives.
    • Determine if you will you offer incentives to encourage participation. Fun prizes or competitions may increase excitement and participation.
      • Bring a donation and wear jeans to work...
      • Every contributor receives a ribbon or sticker to wear...
      • Contributor's name will be entered in a prize drawing...
      • Breakfast or lunch will be provided for the class or group with the greatest contributions...
    • Identify where donations will be collected and label boxes where items can be dropped off.
    • Get the word out – you can post flyers, send emails, post on Facebook, publish information in your newsletter or bulletin, etc. Don’t forget to tell people where and when they can drop off their donations!
    • Coordinate the collection, sorting, and delivery of donations- most LSS sites ask that a delivery date & time be arranged in advance to make certain staff and space is available.
    • Take photos, track your number of volunteers and contributors, and have fun!  We would love to receive copies of your photos - send them to volunteers@lssmn.org.
    • Finally, share results and thank everyone who participated!