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Urgent Needs

We need your help! The impacts of COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting many of the people we serve, often the most vulnerable in our community, and we’re working on ways you can directly help families, and especially children.

Avivo featured on KARE 11 news, March 26:

These are ways you can help right now:

Food Needs

  • Shelf-stable food
  • Milk
  • Sandwich supplies and snack supplies to create bag lunches for kids in our programs
  • Grocery store gift cards or necessities gift cards
  • Pet food
  • Consider donating toward the $300/day or $1,500/week it costs to provide meals for 25 children in our family residential treatment programs ($12/day per child). Donate at https://avivomn.org/donate/give-online/

Household Needs for Families/Individuals in Housing

  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Cleaning supplies & sponges
  • Pots & pans, dishes, silverware, ice cube trays, miscellaneous kitchen utensils
  • Small furniture items (tables, end tables, air mattresses, lamps, folding chairs)
  • Shower curtains
  • Rugs (lightly worn)
  • Small electronics (toasters, countertop microwaves, coffee makers)
  • Power strips
  • Thermometers
  • Garbage cans and bags
  • Laundry baskets

Miscellaneous Needs for Adults and Children

  • Coloring books and crayons/colored pencils
  • Family games (card games, board games, puzzles)
  • Arts and craft supplies
  • Blank journals
  • Books

Cellular Phone & Tablet Needs

We’re using technology to create the ability to reach at-risk communities we would typically serve face-to-face, using video technology instead. If you have any old cell phones or tablets (Apple or Android) sitting around, you could help save someone’s life by donating. Please make sure you’ve wiped the phone of any personal information and factory reset it to remove password prior to donating.

  • Apple iPhones (iPhone 4 or newer, iOS 7.0 or newer)
  • Android phones (running Android 2.3.x Gingerbread or newer)
  • Apple iPads and iPad minis (running iOS 7.0 or newer)
  • Android tablets (running Android 2.3.x or newer)


Donations can be dropped off at our 1900 Chicago location between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (or by appointment). Contact 612.752.8000  or at contact@avivomn.org to alert us to any donation, or to schedule a drop-off outside of those hours. 

Cellular phones and tablets can also be mailed to Avivo ATTN: Cell Phones, 1900 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Please alert us at contact@avivomn.org if you’re mailing a phone or tablet.