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.​



- Laundry detergent

- Cat food and cat litter

- Men's sweatpants in sizes XL and up

- Men's t-shirts in sizes 3X and up

- Dryer sheets

- Dish soap


- Paper towels

- Men's body wash

- Women's deodorant

- Women's disposable razors and shaving cream

- Bar soap (specifically Coast or Irish Spring)

- Dish soap

- Pots and pans

- Crockpots

- Wheelchairs​

7/20/2021 - PLEASE NOTE:  Due to lack of space, the Elk River Warehouse is only able to accept new/like new summer clothing at this time.  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.