There's a new 24/7 homeless outreach program in the St. Cloud area that's currently looking for donations of all kinds.

Lincoln Center, whose motto is 'homeless helping homeless' recently opened up in November 2020 at 630 Lincoln Avenue in southeast St. Cloud. They're open around the clock for those in need, providing basic everyday essentials.

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Melissa Gunnink works for the shelter and says, "people can get a meal and rest and get the supplies they need to make life a little easier on them. Our door is never closed and we don't turn anyone away."

Right now, they're asking for your help. They're seeking new or used items of various kinds for donation. If you're not sure what to donate, here are some ideas of things they currently need.

  • Men's and women's sweat suits, size medium through 4 extra large
  • Winter gloves of all sizes
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Pillows
  • Lotion
  • Men's hoodies size medium through 4 extra large
  • Men's sweat pants size medium through 4 extra large
  • Women's hoodies size medium through 4 extra large
  • Women's sweat pants size medium through 4 extra large
  • Men's boxers of all sizes
  • Women's underwear size small through 2 extra large

They're also looking for a commercial fridge that's in working order.

Gunnink says, "We are the helping hand up they need in some of the toughest times of their lives."

Since the shelter is open 24/7, they accept donations around the clock too. You can drop them off at 630 Lincoln Ave SE in St. Cloud.

 

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