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Donation Boxes


"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference."

Kathy Calvin

Monetary Donations

We rely on donations to help us help the community.  At Community Pathways of Steele County, Inc., your contributions are needed to help so many people.  Over 3982 people have needed services in Steele County in the past year.

All cash donations allow us to purchase food at drastically reduced pricing.  It also helps us provide new clothing for new employment opportunities or emergencies. 

Please leave a memo for Checks, Venmo, and PayPal indicating the intent of your donation.

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Please send checks to
Community Pathways
155 Oakdale Street Owatonna, MN 55060



Clothing/Household Donations

 Donation Schedule

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to donate, we kindly ask that you limit donations to (6) six bags or (6) boxes per visit due to a high volume of donations. Please remove any stickers remaining on previous garage sale items prior to donating.

We will be accepting basic necessities:

  • Seasonal clothing in good condition

  • Kitchen and household items

  • Bedding and bath towels

We are happy to accept any new and gently used clothing and household items that are clean and reusable (no stains, tears, broken or missing parts/pieces, or items that are not working correctly).  

For the safety of our volunteers, whenever possible, please pack donations in kitchen-sized garbage bags or boxes that one person can easily lift.

We accept:

  • Gently used, seasonal clothing

  • Shoes, boots, and accessories

  • Winter coats, hats, boots, and gloves - especially in early fall

  • Personal care items like shampoo, soap, and toothpaste

  • Kitchenware (electronics should be in good working order)

  • Gently used or new linens and towels

Food donations

We believe that no one should go hungry.

We accept:

  • Any non-perishable foods are gladly accepted.  They should not be outdated.

  • We prefer healthy, nutritious food donations such as canned meats, fruits, and vegetables.

  • Spices

  • Condiments such as pickles, ketchup, and mustard.

  • Personal care items, including women's hygiene products

  • Fresh-picked produce from local gardeners or those with fruit trees is quite welcome.

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Other Ways To Donate

Have you heard of Thrivent Choice? With Thrivent's program, you are able to make personal donations to causes you hold dear. There are no processing fees! Eligible clients and those who already hold memberships can have a say in how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars! For more information about how Choice Dollars can help Community Pathways click the link to the left.

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