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This year’s donation drive will once again benefit returning soldiers and MHVI, which serves around 300 homeless veterans in the Milwaukee area each year.

From 2007-2012, the Mayor’s Holiday Drive compiled goodies to send to troops overseas in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. The veterans drive in 2013 exceeded its goal of collecting enough items to assemble 250 home startup kits and aims to exceed 250 kits again in 2014.

We are looking for donations of basic household items from the list below. Donation bins will be set up inside City Hall, the Courthouse, participating Walgreens locations and other facilities across Milwaukee County through December 15th.

Donation items can be dropped off at any of the 75 participating Walgreens locations, several City or County facilities or participating local non-profits and businesses. See below for the full list of acceptable donation items and collection sites.

Community organizations already contributing to the 2014 Holiday Donation Drive include: Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, Walgreens, Brewers Community Foundation, Dryhootch, Lamar Advertising Company, Meijer, Inc., Usinger’s Famous Sausage, Penzeys Spices and the Pabst Theater.

Take your donations to:

Any Walgreens in Milwaukee Area

Milwaukee County Veteran's Service Office
6419 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI 53214

Northwest Health Center
7630 W Mill Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53218

Southside Health Center
1639 S 23rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Milwaukee County House of Correction
8885 S 68th St
Franklin, WI 53132

Office of the Mayor
City Hall
200 E Wells St, 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Office of the County Executive
901 N 9th St, Room 306
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Milwaukee County Transit System
Administrative Offices
1942 N 17th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Individually wrapped, NEW items needed:

Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Razor (3 or more)
Shaving Cream
Deodorant
Bar of Soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Hand Cream
Comb
Mouthwash
Can Opener
6 Spoons/6 Knives/6 Forks
4 Plates/4 Cups/4 Bowls
Spatula
Peeler
Cleaning Sponges
Scrub Pads


Dish Soap
Dish Towel
Steak or Paring Knife
2 Bath Towels
2 Hand Towels
2 Wash Cloths
Shower Curtain Liner
Set of Shower Curtain Rings
Toiletry Bag
Toilet Paper Roll
Basic Tupperware
Cutting Board
Cheese Grater
Colander
Pizza Cutter
Hot Pads
Sponges Salt
Pepper
Foil
Plastic Wrap
Baggies
Baby Wipes
Diapers
Tampons
Maxi Pads
Panty Liners

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