It is a turbulent, scary time for our clients and simply having all of their basic needs met upon arriving at Cornerstone offers comfort and shows we care. The following items are in short supply right now. Please check the list often. We can accept donations of new, unopened and unused items only. Thank you!
If you have used clothing to donate, please contact Bloomington Covenant Church regarding their Closet of Hope Program at 952.831.8339.
Current Needs: All items must be new, unopened and unused. See our Amazon Wish List for additional needs. Updated 2/13/2020
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals: All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. A completed volunteer application, interview and background check is required prior to volunteering with Cornerstone. Contact Crystalk@cornerstonemn.org for details. Updated 2/13/2020
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups: All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. A completed volunteer application, interview and background check is required prior to volunteering with Cornerstone. Contact Crystalk@cornerstonemn.org for details. Updated 2/13/2020
Items Needed Year Round
Are you looking for an opportunity to gather coworkers, friends, family, neighbors, a scout troop or members of a religious organization together for a good cause? Consider hosting a donation drive of new, unused items. The following are ideas for themed items our shelter and community program need year-round. We are happy to provide fliers or additional information about Cornerstone to make your donation drive a success. Please note: We are unable to accept toiletry-size or hotel-size personal care items unless indicated below.
S.W.A.N. (Stuff We All Need) Bags: Water-resistant purse or tote filled with full-sized toiletries and other items. See the PDF flier for specific needs.
Out and About: $20 Metro Transit Go-To gift cards, $25 gift cards for gas and $10-20 gift cards to fast food in the Bloomington area
Good Night, Sleep Tight: New sheets, bath towels, washcloths, pillows and pillow cases, pajamas in all sizes for women and children, robes and slippers, alarm clocks, etc.
Baby Shower: Diapers, baby wipes, bottles, baby food, onesies, new socks, shoes, teethers, baby monitors, baby wash, shampoo, lotion, etc.
Breakfast Bundles: Non-perishable food items, individually packaged cereal cups, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, etc.
Winter Warmth: Waterproof mittens, warm hats, scarfs, boots and waterproof coats in all sizes for women, teens, and children.
Cold Season Care: Kleenex, herbal tea, liquid hand soap, disinfectant wipes and CleanSmart toy disinfectant.
Daily Living: Full-sized personal care items and household supplies, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hair brushes, picks, toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, chapstick, etc.
Summer Sunshine: Swimming suits in all sizes for women, teens and children, flip flops, beach towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.