Most Needed Items for the Shelter

We appreciate the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations who help Anna Marie's Shelter and Transition House by donating items from the needs list!
To make arrangements to deliver any of these items, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Anna Marie's shelter at 320.253.6900 or 1.800.950.2203.

Group opportunity

Is your civic group, workplace, school, church or family looking for a service project? A food or paper product drive to benefit Anna Marie's Shelter is just the thing. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Anna Marie's Shelter at 320-253-6900 or or Fax at 320-253-5563.

Cars Needed for Our School Program

We are in need of two dependable, fuel efficient, gently used cars for Youth Advocates to druve to get to schools for groups and presentations. Please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 320-253-6900 or

Furniture Needs

  • Wooden rocking chairs
  • 4 or 5 drawer dressers
  • Small bedroom lamps

General merchandise

Please note: we cannot accept used car seats or used cribs

  • Box fans
  • Bathtub mats
  • Plastic, dishwasher safe cereal bowls
  • Paper Products: Toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, facial tissues
  • Room air freshner spray
  • Ladies underwear, Size 5
  • 40 watt CFL light bulbs
  • Bathroom non-slip rugs
  • Gift cards for Pet Smart or Mills Fleet Farm for our Pet Safe Home
  • Wooden rocking chairs for resident bedrooms
  • Movie Passes
  • Night Lights
  • Laundry Soap
  • Plastic tower storage drawers--all variety and sizes
  • CD players
  • Bathroom Cleaners:  Scrubbing Bubbles, Windex, Toilet Bowl Cleaner/Mr. Clean
  • Gift Certificates:  Cashwise, Sam’s Club (to buy fresh meats and produce)
  • Gift cards to Super America/Little Dukes/Holiday, etc gas stations
  • Gift cards to Shopko, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.  
  • Gift certificates or Value Connection coupns to local restaurant's, fast food eateries, hair or nail salons, massage treatments, etc.


  • Jello gelatin and pudding
  • Canned mushrooms
  • Baked beans
  • Black beans
  • Baby Formula
  • Salad dressings (French, Blue Cheese, Ranch, Italian)
  • Sunflower seeds (shelled)
  • Flour tortillas
  • Pickles
  • Pasta, egg noodles, and elbow macaroni
  • Spaghetti and Alfredo sauces
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Graham & Saltine Crackers
  • Canned vegetables:  Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Mixed vegetables
  • Canned fruit:  Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Fruit Cocktail
  • Creamed Soups: Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom
  • Black olives
  • Instant rice, (like Minute Rice)
  • Cereals:  All Kinds
  • 100% Juice:  Apple, Grape, OrangeCranberry
  • Cooking Oil and Cooking spray
  • Granulated & Brown Sugar
  • Ketchup, Mustard, BBQ sauces, Hot sauce
  • DeCaf coffee
  • Snacks for Adults and Children
  • Gift Certificates:  Cashwise, Sam’s Club (to buy fresh meats and produce)