Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

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**Due to COVID-19, the Nursery is limiting the number of people in the building to reduce the potential risk of exposing people to germs. We are unable to accept in-kind donations during this time, except for those on the Critical Needs List below. 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 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