What We Need

​​​​​Granny's accepts new personal care items and new, or like new adult size 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.​



NOTE:  The Anoka Warehouse is not able to accept donations of clothing or household goods

at this time, unless it's listed as one of our top needs below!

- Laundry detergent

- Fabric softener

- Body wash / shower gel

- Men's deodorant

- Women's razors

- Hair conditioner

- Toothpaste

- Men's sweatpants in sizes XL and up

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


NOTE:  The Elk River Warehouse is not able to accept donations of clothing or household goods
at this time, unless it's listed as one of our top needs below!

​- Laundry detergent

- Liquid fabric softener

- Gallon and quart size freezer bags

- Women's deodorant

- Cooking utensils

- Small appliances (toaster, can opener, hand mixer)

- NEW winter clothing for men and women (long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants)

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, 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.