Twenty eighTEEN Summer Supply Drive

Teens and young adults' needs are often neglected in donation drives and giving programs. To address this gap, Tubman is starting "Twenty eighTEEN," a summer youth supply drive in order to specifically support the young people in Tubman programs. These items, ranging from sportswear to activity passes to journals to personal hygiene products, are often the most requested items from teens and young adults.

Donations can be dropped off during the following times at these locations:

Tubman East - Maplewood
1725 Monastery Way
Maplewood, MN 55109
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday

Tubman West - Minneapolis
3111 1st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday

More details about how to make a donation are available here. For any questions about donating, call 612.825.3333 or email
Below is a list of items requested to help young people create positive memories and fun experiences:

Tubman also has an Amazon Wishlist. Search for "Tubman" in your Amazon wishlist search, or click here to view our Twenty eighTEEN wishlist. Order online and the donation will be shipped directly to Tubman!

  • New adult-size basketballs, soccer balls, footballs
  • New or in good condition bicycles and skateboards
  • New bike/skateboard helmets and pads
  • New adult-size waterbottles
  • Gift cards $5 and $10 denominations
  • Movie passes
  • Valleyfair Passes
  • Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America passes
  • Sports events and game passes
  • New headphones and earbuds
  • Portable phone charges (for iPhone and Android)
  • Phone chargers (for iPhone and Android)
  • Journals
  • New and unopened natural hair products
  • New and unopened, full-size body wash for all
  • New athletic slides, all sizes

Donating Goods and Services

Clients often come to us with little more than the clothes on their backs. Please see below for a list of guidlines that will help someone building a new life for themselves and their families.

  • Items for donation, except Harriet's Closet donations, should be new and/or unopened; for personal care items such as shampoos and conditioners, full-sized bottles are preferred.
  • Please keep in mind we cannot accept certain used items and are unable to pick up or deliver items due to our limited resources.
  • Items brought in for donation with more than $500 in total value need to accompanied by an itemized list for tax purposes.
  • Tubman does not accept clothing or play equipment for infants and children. 
  • Due to space constraints, please limit the number of boxes/bags brought in. Items that our clients cannot use will be donated to partner organizations to benefit others in need.
  • For Harriet's Closet donations, please make sure they are professional and/or business casual clothing.

For questions on specific donations, please call 612.825.3333.

Families and individuals need:

For a full list, check out our General Wish List guide.

We will provide you a receipt for your charitable giving purposes. The IRS stipulates that donors must estimate the value of their contributions. Please consult your tax advisor with specific questions.

Donations are accepted at the following locations and times:
Tubman Center West
3111 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon

Tubman Center East
1725 Monastery Way
Maplewood, MN 55109
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon

Special arrangements and questions may be made by calling 612.825.3333 or emailing

Harriet’s Closet

Harriet’s Closet accepts donations for ALL GENDERS!

Harriet’s Closet is our volunteer-run boutique where people can shop for up to 3 outfits per month at no cost. Your gift of new or gently-used professional or business casual clothing, shoes, and accessories, will help women and men of all sizes feel confident as they interview and begin employment, or attend court proceedings.

Items should be current, seasonal, clean and new or in good repair. Periodically, we look for similar items for youth of all genders. Please call 612.825.3333 or email to ask about our current needs.

Read our Harriet’s Closet Guidelines to also learn more about donation needs.

Donation of Professional Services

Tubman relies on the generosity of area businesses to benefit the agency and our clients while reducing our operating costs.

Please call 612.825.3333 or email if you are interested in contributing your services, products, or skills!