To make it easy to donate during the pandemic, Do Good Roseville began hosting the collection of specific items in a little red bin at the end of Kathy’s driveway. Hundreds of people have donated thousands of items to multiple collections by driving by at all hours of the day or night to drop donations off.
Everyone has been so respectful, and only dropped of the exact items we asked for, and always in good condition, that we will likely continue to do these collections on an ongoing basis. Due to the increased traffic on our street, we will only do them during the cold and snowy winter months when kids are not running around outside.
March 2022 – Kitchen Supplies for Afghan Refugees
Hundreds of Afghan refugees will be re-settling in Minnesota and they will need everything from clothes to household items. This Red Bin Collection was for kitchen supplies including dishes, pot and pans, etc. We will be donate them to the Salvation Army specifically for Afghan refugees.
March 2022 – Prom Dresses for High School Students
We couldn’t say no when someone asked us if we could help find prom dresses and suits to make a special evening for area high school kids.
February 2022 – Socks and Underwear for People Experiencing Homelessness
Next up for our Red Bin Collection we collected new and gently used socks AND new underwear. Donations were given to Sock Drawers, a Twin Cities organization that provides clean socks and underwear for people who are experiencing homelessness in and around the Twin Cities. We collected 624 pairs of socks and over 100 underwear along with winter layers and coats.
January 2022 – Blankets for Bridging
This collection as for new and gently used blankets for Bridging – which gives bedding along with 10,000 beds each year to people in need! They had an official drop-off for one day at the Original Mattress Factory but we decided to do a longer collection via our Red Bin.
January 2022 – Winter Wear for Breaking Free
This Red Bin Collection was in support of the Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission January Proclamation on Human Trafficking (https://www.cityofroseville.com/3409/Proclamations).
From Sunday Jan 23 to Sunday Feb 6 we collected warm clothing for the organization Breaking Free (https://breakingfree.net/) as they help women escape sex trafficking. We like to think this doesn’t happen in Roseville, but it has been an ongoing problem and in 2018 the Roseville Police Department and Roseville Police Foundation co-created the Roseville Collaboration to End Human Trafficking (https://www.cityofroseville.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2764).
Dec 2020 to Jan 2021 – Winter Wear for Roseville Schools
From Dec 16 to Jan 3 we collected winter wear for Roseville Schools in our little red bin. We donated coats, mittens, hats, scarves, headbands, and snow pants to the schools. We also donated a collection of polar fleece to the homeless in South Mpls, and some out of season wear to Joseph’s Coat in St. Paul.
December 2020 – Socks for People Experiencing Homelessness
Wow! In early Dec 2020 we collected 2,727 pairs of socks! 2,500 of them when to Sock Drawers (https://www.facebook.com/Sock-Drawers-101503584951914), a Twin Cities non-profit that provides clean socks to homeless. people. The rest we donated to Walking with a Purpose (https://www.facebook.com/walkingwithapurposemn) an outreach program for the chronically homeless.
November 2020 – Bras for Women’s Groups
In November 2020, Do Good Roseville collected 663 bras to donate to Bra Recyclers where Gently used and new bras are donated to nonprofits around the world that support women and girls escaping domestic violence, human trafficking, or girls who cannot afford school because they don’t have a bra.