MLK Day of Service

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As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Organizing Council will be collecting items and assembling hygiene kits and winter weather kits for the unhoused population in Minneapolis. 

Members can drop off items in advance or the bring the day of and help assemble kits. Join us:

Saturday, Jan 14
1-3 p.m.
MAPE Office

Email the Organizing Council at to RSVP to assemble kits.
The list of items are below.

The donations are going to Agate Housing and Services a part of St Stephens.

MLK Day of Service

First priority hygiene items: 

  • Body soap 
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush 
  • Deodorant
  • Razor and shaving cream  

Second priority hygiene items: 

First priority winter items:

  • Hand warmers
  • Gloves and/or mittens (thick material and variety designed for extreme temps is best) 
  • Hats
  • Winter boots (men and women's sizes 8-12 are most needed)
  • Winter jackets (men's sizes large and up are highest need)
  • Emergency Blanket (note that these are different from regular blankets, see example here)
  • Thermal wear for layering under clothes

Second priority winter items:

  • Toe warmers
  • Scarves/neck gaiters
  • Face mask
  • Lip balm
  • Water
  • Cough drops
  • Emergen-C
  • Nutrition bars (soft ones, like Nutrigrain, are preferred)