Wish List

DAP Client Needs Wish List


Many of the families that DAP serves are struggling with more than just abuse – sometimes our clients are also dealing with crises of hunger and homelessness. And we know that we’re not effective at helping families end or heal from abuse if they’re too hungry to concentrate or don’t know where they’ll spend the night.

To address these urgent needs, we’ve put together these Gift Pack ideas to help you better support our clients:


“Little Bellies” Meal Pack
non-perishable, easy to prepare, and kid-friendly food items – to fit in a lunch-size brown bag.
For example:

  • instant oatmeal
  • fruit snacks or fruit leather
  • cereal
  • instant mac-n-cheese
  • granola bars
  • beef jerky
  • pretzels


“Squeaky Clean” Toiletries Pack
basic, everyday hygiene essentials – to fit in a lunch-size brown bag.
For example:

  • deodorant (either men’s or women’s)
  • soap
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • feminine hygiene products
  • chapstick and lotion


“Make a House a Home” Cleaning Pack
basic, everyday cleaning essentials – to fit in a lunch-size brown bag.
For example:

  • laundry detergent
  • dish soap
  • sponges, scrubbers, and dish towels
  • all-purpose cleaning spray
  • bleach


Because we have very limited storage capacity, we ask that the items fit into lunch-size brown bags. We encourage you to partner with community agencies, or assemble Gift Packs with your friends, faith group, or community organization.

For more information, please contact Deena Anders at 612.874.7063 or danders@mndap.org