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In-Kind Gifts

With over 20 programs, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota often is in need of a variety supplies for clients and programming. For further information regarding accepted gifts, please contact info@lssnd.org.

Welcome Baskets

Families walking into their new homes for the first time after a 30+ hour flight feel relief, joy and exhaustion! With your help they can also feel welcome.

Help a family feel welcome by donating a basket with food and household items.
• Black Tea
• White Rice
• Sugar
• Flour
• Salt
• Biscuits (cookies)
• Nuts
• Bandage strips
• Candy
• Keychain
• Calendar
• Notebook
• Pens
• Garbage Bags
• Dish Soap
• Clock
• Tissues
• Paper Towels
• Small Sewing Kit

You can purchase items new, pick items up at a thrift story (gently used), or gather items from your own home that you no longer need. Place items in a laundry basket that we will place on the family's kitchen table. Please also attach a card of welcome telling the family who the gift is from. 

Fargo Program Center

3911 20th Ave. S.

- Gift Cards for Volunteers/Clients: Grocery Store, Restaurants, iTunes, Movie Theaters, Bowling Alley, Gas, Walmart
- Bus Tokens
- Taxi Vouchers
- Quilts
- Electronics: PS3/PS4, Rated 'E' Xbox 360 Video Games, Xbox 360 Controllers, Nintendo DS
- Games & Movies: Playing Cards, Board Games for ages 10 and up, Rated PG Movies
Art & Music Supplies: Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Sketch books with out rings, Piano Sheet Music, Paint, Paint Brushes, Guitars
- Home Items: Water bottles, Noise machines, Treadmill, Washer, Dryer, Lunchroom Table with Connected Seating, Window Blinds without cords, Furniture in new or like-new condition
- Outdoor Recreation: Frisbees, Airpump for balls, Volleyball Net, Rollerblades, Electric Razor Scooters, Longboards, Winter Gear, Elbow Pads, Knee Pads, Helmets
Books: Harry Potter Series, Percy Jackson Series, Hunger Games Series, Mortal Instruments Series, Divergent Series, Sisterhood Series, Fallen Series,  Matched Series
- Toys: Legos, Perfect Petz
- Personal Care Items: Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Conditioner, Nail Polish Remover, Hair Dryers
Indoor Recreation: Pool Sticks, Pool Balls
Newborn Diapers
- Newborn - 6 mo. clothing
- Airline Miles for Employee Conference/Training travel

Grand Forks Program Center

412 Demers Ave.

- Gift Cards for Volunteers/Clients: Grocery Store, Restaurants, Gas, Walmart
- Personal Care Items: Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Conditioner, Nail Polish Remover, Hair Dryers, Body Wash, Nail Polish, Shampoo, Lotion, Body Sprays, Cologne
Indoor Recreation: Pool Sticks, Pool Balls
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Infant Care: Newborn Diapers, Newborn - 6 mo. clothing, Wipes, Sippy Cups, Toddler spoons and bowls, Books, Dolls, Toy trucks, Coloring Books, Games, Bubbles, Building blocks
Art Supplies: Glue, Tag Board, Duct Tape, Kid's Scissors, Washable Markers, Crayons, Straws, Felt, Fabric, Pipe Cleaners, Pom Poms, Stickers, Canning lids, Beads, Bells, Colored paper
Household Misc: Monthly Planners, Notepads, Candles, Gift Bags
Clothing: Adolescent Clothing, Sweatpants, Sweatshirts
Games/Toys: Teen appropriate games, dvds, board games, magazines, books
- Quilts
​​​​​​​- Airline Miles for Employee Conference/Training travel

Bismarck Program Center

1616 Capitol Way

- Gift Cards for Volunteers/Clients: Grocery Store, Restaurants, Gas, Walmart
Newborn Diapers
- Newborn - 6 mo. clothing
- Quilts
​​​​​​​- Airline Miles for Employee Conference/Training travel

Minot Program Center

1905 2nd St. SE Ste. 1B

- Gift Cards for Volunteers/Clients: Grocery Store, Restaurants, Gas, Walmart
Newborn Diapers
- Newborn - 6 mo. clothing
- Quilts
- Airline Miles for Employee Conference/Training travel

Our Impact This Year

  • People received help with immigration-related services

    707

  • Problem gamblers who found help

    114

  • Hours of training provided by Growing Futures to early childhood workforce

    2,158

  • Seniors provided with companionship in North Dakota

    713

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