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Summer of Peace

Summer of Peace Youth Supplies Donation Drive

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 locations 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 4 p.m. Friday

All items must be NEW and UNUSED. 

No time to shop? Use the button below to shop our Amazon and Target wishlists to have our most requested and needed items shipped directly to Harriet Tubman Center East!

Snacks (must be individually pre-packaged)

  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snack/strips
  • Chips
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Cheez-its
  • Popcorn
  • Rice Krispy Bars
  • Applesauce pouches
  • Popsicles/freeze pops
  • Chex Mix
  • Cookies
  • Animal crackers

Craft Supplies

  • Felt
  • Construction paper
  • Notebooks
  • Watercolor paints, paint, watercolor paper
  • Canvases
  • Washable markers
  • Liquid glue
  • Ink pads
  • Play-Doh/Model Magic/air-dry clay
  • Tape
  • Coloring books

Sun Safety

  • NEW Swimsuits & swim trunks

    Child-appropriate in various sizes; tween sizes 12 through adult-XL

  • Drawstring backpacks (unbranded)
  • Water bottles (non-branded)
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim goggles
  • Flip-flops (Child sizes)

Science/Activity Kits

  • Tie-dye kits & white t-shirts (youth sizes S-XL, adult sizes S-M)
  • Slime
  • Dino digs
  • Planting/grow kits
  • Embroidery kits
  • Kinetic sand
  • Science experiments
  • Building sets/robotics
  • Small Lego sets
  • National Geographic kits
  • Bracelet making kits

Games & Toys

  • Lawn games
  • Hula Hoops
  • Sprinklers
  • Footballs
  • Kickballs
  • Jump ropes
  • Fidget toys
  • Basketballs