Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

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**Due to COVID-19, the Nursery has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend respite care in order to keep children, families, volunteers, and staff safe. We are unable to accept in-kind donations during this time. The Nursery exists so that you can lift families up who are in crisis. When we are unable to do that in-person, it means that the most effective impact you can make, if you are able, is through a financial donation.

This page will continue to be updated to share when we will be resuming residential care and are able to accept in-kind donations.**  

Whether you have individual items to donate or are planning a donation drive to benefit the Nursery, your gift of new clothing, children’s supplies, and other items will help us care for children and families.

Check out our wish list below, which contains some of our most critical needs.

Guidelines & Restrictions

We strive to ensure that all children in our care can use the supplies that have been donated, meaning that only new, unused items can be accepted. This guarantees our children aren’t exposed to any odors, pet dander or hair, or other potential allergens.

We love receiving fragrance-free and sensitive-formula products, and items that reflect and support our culturally diverse population, including hygiene products for African American skin and hair. Our children are newborn to six years old.

Please note that we cannot accept the following: any used items, stuffed animals, items with latex, items that promote violence (toy weapons or cartoon characters with weapons), religious-themed items, pre-assembled or pre-wrapped items*, prune baby food, or cribs.

*Our families are grateful when they are able to give their children gifts. It’s important that our families have the opportunity to choose the right gift for their child and wrap it so they are an active part of the gift giving process.

Donation Drop Off Hours

Donations are accepted

  • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you have questions or are planning a larger donation, please call us at 763 591 0400. The Nursery is located at: 4544 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419.

Wish List Flyer

Download a printable PDF flyer to share with your network.

Wish List

Make your shopping easier! Check out our Amazon wish list or our Target wish list and ship pre-selected items directly to the Nursery.

Make an even bigger impact by using AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Nursery when you start your shopping at


Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, we DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ROOM to accept any clothing or pajamas for children newborn – 6 months.



Ongoing Needs

Ongoing Needs


Soothing Items

  • Chewable Necklaces
  • Newborn Soothie pacifiers
  • Sensory toys (Rain sticks, Stretch K’nex ball)


  • Plastic pillow protectors

Children’s Activities

  • Plastic baby dolls, No cloth bodies (multicultural, plastic hair)
  • Alphabet Toys/Games/Books


  • Zip up hoodies
  • 2T-6 Girls/Boys Long sleeve Casual Shirts
  • Toddler Underwear
  • Hard Bottom shoes (All sizes except 0-3m)
  • 12-24 month clothing

Formula, Baby Food, Bottles

Gift Cards

  • $5 gas cards to Holiday
  • MTC bus cards/bus tokens




  • Unscented dryer sheets
  • Washcloths (any color except white!) 

Office Supplies