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Needed Items

We are always amazed by the community and the ability of others to give to the Hospitality House of Owatonna, Inc.


When you are out shopping, please consider adding some staple items to your cart for a donation to our house. 

  • Bread

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

Prepared Meals

Our guests are responsible for preparing their own food, so like all of us, it’s a real treat to receive the gift of prepared meals.

Please contact us at 507-444-4042 about bringing a prepared meal to the house. 

Household Items

The following items are needed to help keep the house clean and neat.

  • Dishwashing liquid

  • Dishwasher soap

  • Disinfectant wipes and spray

  • Laundry detergent

  • Contractor Bags (55 gallon)

  • Pillows

  • Hand soap

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Fabric softener

  • Tall kitchen garbage bags (strong)     

  • Lawn and garden bags (strong)

  • Towels (bath, hand and washcloths)

  • Sheets or sheet sets (twin)

Personal Care Items

Guests often arrive without any basic personal care items, including the following.  To be accepted, all personal care items must be new and in their original packaging. Full-size products serve our guests best.

  • Razors

  • Shaving Gel

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Lotion

  • Kleenex

  • Comb/brush

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Soap (Liquid and Bar)

Basic Clothing

We keep basic clothing in stock for our guests as they arrive at the house and need the following.

  • Flannel Men’s Pajama Bottoms (Sizes Large and XL Most Needed)

  • Men’s Sweatpants (Sizes Large and XL Most Needed)

  • Men’s Underwear (All Sizes)  New only, please.

  • Big and Tall Sizes also appreciated

  • Socks (especially ankle socks)

  • New shower shoes/slippers sizes 9-13

Other Clothing

Due to very limited storage space, we ask you to make any other clothing donations directly to Community Pathways, Inc.  Each guest who comes to Hospitality House receives a voucher to go to Community Pathways to select his own needed apparel. This is a dignified process that encourages responsibility and good choices.

Other Needs

Please sign up for our monthly newsletter or follow us on social media for a list of our current needs.

Bag of Groceries
Cleaning Products
Clothes for Charity

Please Note that donations cannot be accepted without a prior appointment with Hospitality House staff. To set a time to make a donation, please send an email to, message on Facebook, or call 507-444-4042.

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