Donate and Support Family Pathways

Financial Gift

Financial donations can be made online, by mail, or over the phone at 651-674-8040. Please be assured your donations will support your local community. When making your donation, you can have it used where most urgently needed or designate it to a specific Family Pathways program area. Financial donations go a long way; especially when going toward the food shelves. Family Pathways meets the Charities Review Council's highest rating for financial activities, governance, public disclosure, and fundraising. 

Donations to our programs are 100% tax deductible


Donate your Time and Talent

Volunteers are essential to Family Pathways' mission of helping people meet their basic needs. The organization has many volunteer opportunities including mentoring a young person, assisting older adults at home and in group activities, assisting at a Food Shelf, helping at a Thrift Store, or helping assist victims of domestic violence at the Refuge Network.These are only a few of the many meaningful ways to become involved and give back to your community.  For more information, visit the volunteer opportunities page or call us at 651-674-8040.


Donation to a Food Shelf

Donations of food and personal care/household items can be dropped off at the Family Pathways Food Shelf nearest to you. Monetary donations are very important because we can purchase food from Food Banks which increases the buying power of your donation 4-5 times. 

  • • Suggested food items:  canned foods and boxed foods (such as hamburger helper, tuna helper, beef stew and soup), cereal, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, juice, rice, pasta,    potatoes, sugar, flour, baking mixes, garden grown vegetables and produce are also welcome. 
  • • Personal items: toilet paper, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner. 
  • • Household items:  dish soap, laundry soap and cleaning supplies of all kinds.

Thrift Store Donations

Bring your donations to the thrift store nearest you. It is helpful if donations are sorted into two categories - hard goods (shoes, boots, household goods) and soft goods (clothing, linens, etc). To download a Donation Guide click here. To learn more about tracking and estimating the value of your donations to the thrift stores, click here.


Project Pajama Pride

You can help provide a bag of pajamas to women and children escaping domestic abuse. As women leave their abuser, often times they are in immediate danger and are forced to leave without their posessions. The mission of the project is to provide a personalized bag of pajamas for each woman and child that seek refuge at the domestic abuse shelter. These bags help women and children feel more welcomed and comfortable during their time of transition. The estimated cost of one bag is $ 75. You can donate online or by mail. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..