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Cold weather donation drive

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office conducts an annual donation drive to collect cold weather items for those in need, including homeless and unsheltered individuals in Hennepin County. 

Donated items will be distributed through various means, including through the HCSO Community Engagement Team and directly to individuals visiting the homeless outreach center at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Cold weather items may also be provided to individuals leaving jail or court hearings without adequate clothing, or anyone in else in need that HCSO or Hennepin County Library employees encounter in the course of their duties.

Items being requested include new or gently used coats, hats, mittens, boots, and scarves; new socks, and disposable hand/foot warmers. HCSO requests that individuals do not donate used items that require extensive cleaning or repair.

HCSO will accept donations through February 28, 2024. The date of the donation drive may be adjusted based on weather and need. Donate today at any of the locations below. 

HCSO Locations

  • Sheriff's Administration: 350 S 5th St, Room 6, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Sheriff's Public Safety Facility: 401 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (24 hours)
  • Sheriff's Water Patrol: 4141 Shoreline Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384 (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Sheriff's Emergency Communications Facility: 1245 Shenandoah Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55447 (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Sheriff's Patrol Headquarters: 9401 83rd Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Hennepin County Government Center: 300 S. 6th St., Tower A, Minneapolis, MN 55418. 

Hennepin County Library Locations. For hours, click here.

  • Minneapolis Central Library: 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Arvonne Fraser Library: 1222 4th St. SE., Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Brookdale Library: 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • East Lake Library: 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • Excelsior Library: 337 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331
  • Franklin Library: 1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Golden Valley Library: 830 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN 55427
  • Hosmer Library: 347 E. 36th, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Linden Hills Library: 2900 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55410
  • Nokomis Library: 5100 34th S., Minneapolis, MN 55417
  • North Regional Library: 1315 Lowry Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Northeast Library: 2200 Central Ave. NE., Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Pierre Bottineau Library: 55 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Ridgedale Library: 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305
  • Southdale Library: 7011 York Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435 
  • Washburn Library: 5244 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55419
  • Westonka Library: 2079 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN 55364
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