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Summer of Peace is an exciting and unique opportunity to provide positive enrichment and mentorship to kids and families. Summer of Peace is all about keeping kids active and engaged through the summer. Child Specialists and interns plan activities to give individualized attention every week to children in shelter. With themes and lots of creativity, we blend educational and recreational programming to create fun and engaging learning opportunities. Help support this summer's activities by donating the much needed and desired items below.

Donations can be dropped of at the following location and times:

Harriet Tubman Center East
1725 Monastery Way
Maplewood, MN 55109

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to noon  Fridays

Arts & Crafts

  • Yarn/string
  • Beads
  • Pens/gel pens
  • Construction paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Ink pads
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Play-Doh/Model Magic/air-dry clay
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Notebooks


  • Granola bars
  • Individual chip bags
  • Individual Oreos/mini Oreos
  • Ziploc bags (snack and sandwich size)
  • Fruit snack/strips
  • Juice boxes

Nature Walk Kits

  • Egg cartons (empty and intact)
  • Small magnifying glass
  • Butterfly nets

General Needs

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Drawstring backpacks (unbranded)
  • Individual bubble packs
  • Jump ropes
  • Hula Hoops
  • Ball air pumps
  • Outdoor/yard games
  • Board games (all ages & family)
  • New DVD movies (rated G - PG-13)