1911 Curve Crest Blvd. West, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
651-430-2739 - info@valleyoutreachmn.org

Business & Donation Hours:  M, W, & F: 9:00am – 4:00pm T & Th: 9:00am – 7:00 pm
(no donations accepted at the loading docks)

Walk-in Client Service Hours: M, W, & F: 10:00am – 12:00pm T & Th: 5:00pm – 7:00 pm
(arrive 20 minutes prior to close to be fully served)

  Valley Outreach Programs  
Interested in hosting a
Clothing Drive? Contact
our Clothing Closet Manager: 
Megan Buchanan
or call 651-342-5550

Find our Current Top Needs in
the Clothing Closet here!

Find out what items we don't accept and other organizations that welcome them!

Dawn Beedle was the visionary who initiated the clothing program. Having recognized an unmet need in our community, she created Dawn’s Closet and in 2005, she partnered with Valley Outreach. Originally offering only career wear to women, the program expanded to provide clothing for the entire family. A tireless advocate, and committed volunteer, Dawn spent years serving others through various board of directors roles and community leadership positions. Dawn passed away in the fall of 2007, yet her energy and her legacy carries on through the strength of the current program.

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The Clothing Closet

The Clothing Closet helps clients meet their critical clothing needs. The selection of clothing available for all ages gives clients the opportunity to ensure that growing children have clothes that fit, adults can dress confidently for the workplace, all individuals are warm and comfortably dressed in the winter months, and that all have access to the basic clothing needs of socks and underwear.

Click here for eligibility and registration requirements.

We provide clothing to about 100 families each month.

Interested in hosting a Clothing Drive? Contact our Clothing Closet Manager:
Megan Buchanan
or call 651-342-5550



Monday - Friday from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm
Valley Outreach - 1901 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater

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In-season, gently used, clean clothing are welcomed at our Stillwater location (1901 door) on Curve Crest Boulevard. Got rags? See here! We welcome the following items!
  • Tops (sweaters, blouses, tank tops, non-branded t-shirts)
  • Pants (jeans, slacks)
  • Kids & Teen sized clothing of all kind
  • XL-XXL sizes of all items
  • Scrubs
  • Shoes
  • Purses, belts, and scarves
  • New-in-package socks & underwear (Check out our annual fall socks and underwear drive, Undie Week!)
  • Winter wear (coats, boots, waterproof mittens/gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants/suits)


Get a sneak peek at what our volunteer sorters are looking for in the Clothing Closet donation bins!

Our Food Shelf and Clothing Closet Manager Megan regularly updates volunteers on what to save when sorting clothing. This is a great way to know what our clients' immediate needs are! Our current top needs change often! Check back here to stay up to date on what we need for our clients.

  • Snow boots (all sizes)
  • Winter coats (all sizes)
  • Waterproof mittens and gloves (all sizes)
  • Hats 
  • Snowpants (all sizes)
  • Teen boys and girls clothes,
  • Men's clothes,
  • New socks and underwear, 
  • Kid's sizes 4t-14, 
  • Large sizes (XL-XXL+), 

Interested in hosting a Clothing Drive? Contact our Clothing Closet Manager:
Megan Buchanan 
or call 651-342-5550


Help us get the right items to our clients when they need them. Donate seasonally! Due to the large volume of clothing we receive, we encourage donations of only in-season gently used clean clothing. 

IN SPRING                                                            IN FALL
Sandals Coats
Snow boots
SundressesSnow pants/suits
ShortsWaterproof gloves & mittens
SkirtsHats & scarves
Tank tops 

When making your clothing donations, please consider the following suggestions to help make our sorting process more efficient and streamlined.
  • Bring clothing donations in containers such as bags, boxes, or totes (that you don't need back!)
  • Remove items from hangers
  • Remove any garage sale stickers or tags
  • Please don't leave donations on the back docks of our building
  • Recycle rags/unwearable items through the City of Stillwater's free curbside recycling program.


Help us be as efficient and effective as possible at supporting those in need by only donating items we distribute! We don't distribute the following items (and don't accept) the following items:

  • Unwearable clothing (torn, stained, smelly, worn through, broken zipper or missing buttons)
  • Used socks & underwear
  • Toys
  • Housewares
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Linens (blankets, towels, curtains, sheets or other bedding)
  • Suitcases
  • Vacuums
  • Furniture
  • Cribs
Here are some organizations that welcome the items we can't accept!

Got Rags?

Valley Outreach previously accepted rags and unwearable clothing for recycling, yet the volume has become overwhelming. What do we mean by unwearable clothing? Clothing that is ripped or stained, or with broken zippers or missing buttons. Simply put, if it is unwearable to you, it is unwearable to our clients.

There is now a city program specifically for recycling! The City of Stillwater's Free Curbside Recycling of clothing, shoes & home goods began July 24, 2017 and is run through simplerecycling.com.


Valley Outreach is a bridge between the crisis of the moment and the solution of the future. We help our St. Croix Valley neighbors in need of food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, and other support while respecting their individual dignity and offering them encouragement and hope.

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