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.​



  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Men's razors
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dish soap
  • Any household cleaners


  • Household cleaning products – bathroom, kitchen, all purpose
  • Laundry detergent
  • Pots and pans - new or like new
  • Kitchen utensils – spatulas, serving spoons, rubber scrapers, wooden spoons
  • 2-slice toasters
  • 4-cup coffeemakers
  • New/like new women’s sweatpants and sweatshirts – 2X, 3X, 4X

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)
    • Clothing items must be free from stains & odors.
  • 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​
  • Medical Equipment
    • Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, 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

*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.