Donate online through CADA's Amazon Wish List! Our Amazon wish list makes it possible to donate in-kind goods from the comfort of your own home!

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Did you know that a portion of your Amazon purchases can help support CADA? If you shop through, you can select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We can be found under "Committee Against Domestic Abuse Inc" in Mankato. Make sure you use the AmazonSmile link each time you shop!

Donate Goods

We are only accepting in-kind donations that have been pre-approved. This is to ensure the safety of the staff and clients, and to give staff a chance to make sure we have storage space to store your donation.   Please call Leticia at 507-625-8688 ext. 100 or email at if you have any questions, or to have your donation preapproved.  Donations are accepted by appointment between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Items we are currently NOT accepting

  • Clothing that is not listed on the above wish list
  • Expired car seats
  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Stuffed animals
  • VHS movies
  • Romance novels or encyclopedias
  • Trial size soaps and shampoos
  • Children's Books 
  • Quilts/blankets
  • Winter Hats or mittens
  • Sofas, Beds, Mattresses (Please donate to S.S. Boutique at 507.317.1012)

High-Priority Items

  • Gift Cards (Target, Wal-mart, Payless, Hyvee, Cub Foods, Aldi)
  • Gas cards (Kwik Trip, Holiday, SA)
  • Bus passes & tokens
  • Cab vouchers (WS Transportation, Kato Cab)
  • TracFones & Pre-paid minute cards for Cell Phone
  • Full-Size Hair Conditioner
  • Full-Size Adult Toothpaste
  • Chapstick
  • Hair Dye
  • Hair Brushes
  • Pads & Tampons
  • Makeup for Women of Color
  • Hair Products for Women of Color
  • Adult Hangers
  • Size 4 Diapers
  • Non-Expired Car Seats
  • Wash cloths 

Food Pantry

  • Shelf Stable Apple Juice
  • Jars of Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Kids Cereal (Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms)
  • Ketchup
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Bisquick Mix
  • Hellman's Mayo
  • Instant Rice and Instant mashed potatoes
  • Sugar
  • Folgers Coffee Grounds 
  • Muffin and Cake Mixes
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Dill Pickles

Emergency Hotel Food Kits (Not needed at this time)

The kits should include food for 1 person and stored in a Ziploc or small bag. None of these would require any bowls or plates.

  • Easy mac cup, ravioli cup, or microwave nonperishable meal
  • 1 or 2 granola bars or packets of peanut butter crackers
  • Applesauce cup or a packet of cookies
  • Oatmeal cup
  • Plastic fork and spoon

CADA Office & Shelter

  • Clorox wipes
  • Gallon ziploc bags
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper 
  • Kleenex
  • 13-Gallon Kitchen Garbage Bags
  • C & D Batteries
  • 33-gallon Can Liners
  • Copy Paper
  • Blue or Black Pens
  • Post-it notes
  • Masking Tape
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic spoons, forks and knives
  • Folgers Coffee Grounds (not instant) & 10-cup filters
  • Tea Bags
  • Powdered Creamer
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Non-Latex Cleaning gloves
  • Manilla File Folders & Hanging File Folders
  • Correction tape
  • Large bags of individually-wrapped candy (i.e. tootsie rolls, chocolates, suckers, etc)

Back-to-School (Not needed at this time)

  • 2 pocket folders
  • Notebooks
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Water paints
  • Insulated lunch boxes
  • Boxes of Kleenex
  • Pens
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Backpacks


  • NEW Underwear for women (smaller sizes needed- new in package)
  • NEW Black Leggings (all sizes)
  • NEW Socks for Kids & Adults (both boys and girls)
  • NEW Pajamas and underwear for older boys (Sizes 14-20 Boys and Men's size small)

Good Night, Sleep Tight

  • Robes & Slippers
  • Pillows (new)
  • Twin size sheets
  • Nightlights
  • L/XL Goodnights (Bedtime wetting underwear)
  • Fans & White noise machines
  • Pajamas for women & children

Baby On Board

  • Baby wipes
  • Size 4,5,6 diapers
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby lotion and shampoo
  • New convertible car seats
  • New high back booster car seats
  • New pack and play

Hygiene Needs

  • Cotton balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Hair brushes
  • Hairspray (full-size)
  • Hair grease
  • Body Lotion (full-size)
  • Maxi Pads
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Bath Towels
  • Body wash (full-size)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (full-size)
  • Shaving gel/cream (full-size)
  • Disposable Razers 
  • Hair products & accessories for ethnically-diverse hair
  • Makeup/Foundation for darker skin tones
  • men's and women's deodorant

Home Sweet Home

  • Sets of pots and pans
  • Sets of dishes
  • Sets of glasses/cups
  • Silverware
  • Garbage cans
  • Lamps
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Shower curtains & rings
  • Adult Hangers
  • Small kitchen appliances
    • Microwaves
    • Coffee makers
    • Toasters
    • Crock pots