Community Referrals

Over the decades, Wakota has developed strong relationships with numerous community agencies and other nonprofit organizations. One of these is the Dakota County Service Center in West Saint Paul—located less than three miles from Guiding Star Wakota.

As a client, you’ll receive a detailed “Guiding Star Wakota Referrals” brochure that describes a variety of community resources you can access individually or with the help of a GSW Client Advocate, such as: 

  • Local food shelves
  • Community closets
  • Medical clinics
  • Diaper banks
  • Educational facilities
  • Substance abuse programs
  • County Service Centers
  • WIC


Guiding Star Wakota graciously accepts:

New or Gently Used

  • Baby/toddler clothes up to 3T
  • Baby/toddler shoes & boots
  • Baby/toddler toys & books
  • Blankets
  • Coats/iackets
  • Maternity clothes
  • Snowsuits

Baby Equipment:

  • Bouncers
  • Exersaucers
  • High chairs
  • Strollers
  • Swings
  • Tubs
  • Pack-n-plays


  • Baby cereal
  • Baby food
  • Body wash
  • Bottles
  • Breast pumps
  • Car seats
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Lotion
  • Nursing pads
  • Pacifiers
  • Shampoo
  • Wipes

Please note, we do not accept

  • Adult clothing (other than maternity)
  • Baby equipment that is missing straps or parts
  • Used breast pumps
  • Cribs*
  • Toddler beds*
  • Used car seats*

*Please contact Margee and Denny for crib and car seat donations: 651.227.2076

Thank you for your donations!