What We Need

​​​Granny's accepts new personal care items and secondhand, gently used clothing and household items.*  Please see below for our top needs and a complete list of what we do and do not accept, and visit our Anoka or Elk River warehouse page to see donation days and times.​



- Men's sweatpants in sizes XL and up

- Men's pajamas in size XL

- Paper towels, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish soap


- Women's sweatpants and sweatshirts - 2X, 3X, 4X

- Men's sweatpants - XL, 2X and sweatshirts - L, 2X, 3X, 4X

- Toothpaste (full size)

- Shampoo

- Conditioner

- Women's disposable razors

- Dish soap

- Laundry detergent

4/1/2021 - PLEASE NOTE:  Due to lack of space, the Elk River Warehouse is not currently able to accept clothing donations unless otherwise listed above.  We are still in need of personal care items and household goods.

Granny's accepts:

  • Personal Care Items 
    • toilet paper, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, hand soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, combs/brushes, etc.
  • Men's and Women's Clothing (SEASONAL)
    • tops, bottoms, NEW undergarments, pajamas, active-wear, jackets, hats, gloves/mittens, shoes/boots, belts, purses, etc. (we especially need sizes 3X and up)
  • Cleaning supplies
    • laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, Clorox or Lysol type wipes, all types of house cleaner, paper towels, sponges, mops, buckets, etc.
  • Kitchen
    • plates, bowls, coffee cups, drinking glasses, utensils, dish towels, dish soap, trash cans, small appliances in great condition (microwaves, coffee pots, etc.)
  • Bed and Bath
    • Sheet sets, bath towel sets, wastebaskets, laundry baskets
  • Small Furniture (Anoka location only!)
    • recliners, small sitting chairs, lamps, night stands, 2 person dining tables, bookshelves, etc.
  • Medical Equipment
    • Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, etc.
  • Pet Supplies
    • Dog and cat food (wet or dry), cat litter, dog waste bags, toys, etc.

Granny's does NOT accept:

  • Large furniture items (sofas, loveseats, TV stands, bookshelves)
  • Home decor (paintings, picture frames, knick knacks, throw pillows, etc.)
  • Food (exception being pet food)

*When donated items are already in ample supply or we are experiencing lack of warehouse space, Granny's Closet reserves the right to re-donate items to other local organizations.  New or next-to-new items that are excess stock, excluding personal care items, may be sold with 100% of the profits going directly back into the Granny's Closet account to purchase items for clients that are not currently available.