Wish List

**COVID-19 has created a shortage of many typically commonly available items. Individuals and families in our programs need things like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and shelf-stable food that could last weeks or months. Please email contact@avivomn.org if you have any of these items to donate.**

You can help support Avivo and the people we serve by making a donation from our Wish List. We are currently accepting the following items listed below for the individuals and families in our programs. Please note, all items must be new and unopened.

Wish list needs

Items for adults:

  • Cotton underwear, socks, or t-shirts
  • Feminine products
  • Basic hygiene items
  • Gift cards for basic necessities, groceries, or gas
  • Winter clothing (gloves, mittens, scarves, hats)

Items for kids:

  • Diapers
  • Children’s books that are diverse in nature, and in language
  • Coloring books and supplies

Art supplies for Avivo’s ArtWorks program:


Volunteer group kit assembly

Volunteer groups are needed to collect donations (or purchase items) to make the following kits for people we serve: job search, hygiene, snack packs, kitchen essentials, “welcome home” kits, and quit smoking kits.


Silent auction donation items

We’re accepting donations for our silent auction at Avivo’s annual Night of Champions event, which takes place in February.

Needs include items such as spa packages, restaurant and/or hotel packages, wine baskets, or any other typical silent auction item valued at $100 or more.


For more information or to schedule your donation drop-off, contact Rebecca Bedner-Faris at 612.752.8030 or rebecca.bedner-faris@avivomn.org.