Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative Wish List:

 Current List of Most Needed Items

We are helping veterans move into new living quarters on almost a daily basis, providing them with the furniture, household goods, and other necessities they need to start their new lives. Veterans who gain housing need not only furniture and food but also many other items that make a living place functional. We assemble these items into kits, according to family size, to help facilitate an easy transition into a new living place.

Our greatest current need is for additional warehouse space, ideally free or affordable rate.

We currently  also have an urgent need for the following furniture items: Bed frames (all sizes) , dressers,  and coffee / end tables.

Other current needs on the Hot List: 

Bikes, bicycle locks and helmets for our Bikes for Stripes program.                                                        

Milk crates
Clear Sterilite bins (105 qt)
Twin, full, and queen sheet sets and pillow cases 
Comforters, all sizes
Bath towels
Coffee makers
Vacuum cleaners
Swifer dusters
Mops and brooms
Cleaning supplies
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets
Laundry baskets
TV converter boxes & antennas
First aid kits
Black garbage bags
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Hand sanitizer
Bath mats
Throw rugs
Crock pots
Irons/ironing boards

Not accepting

MORATORIUM ON CLOTHING DONATIONS. Your generosity has overwhelmed our capacity. Reluctantly, we are going to have to stop taking clothing donations for some period of time, until we are able to find additional warehouse space. The good news is how the people of Milwaukee have opened their hearts to the homeless and at-risk veterans we help. But for the time being, we just have to limit donations to furniture, household items and non-perishable food, especially items on our hot list. Thank you for understanding. It's a good problem to have.

We are not accepting TVs larger than 35 inches, entertainment centers, appliances, wheel chairs, bookcases, pull-out couches or large couches over 6 ft. Large furniture of any kind is difficult for our mission, as the majority of our veterans are going into efficiencies or small apartments. 

You can drop items off at the Bunker, 7222 W. Fond du Lac Ave., (VIEW MAP)  between 9 am and 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday.   We are closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 414-763-5596 to arrange a different dropoff time or schedule a pickup.  We make pickups and deliveries between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  We return calls during business hours.  Thanks.        

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