Wish List

2020-2021 Wish List

We appreciate your interest in making an in-kind gift to Hope House. There are many items that can assist our work in ending homelessness and creating healthy communities. The list below contains food, household and hygiene items that are most needed right now.

 

Donations can be dropped off at our office (209 W Orchard St) any day of the week between 7am and 7pm. Unfortunately, we do not have a delivery van or the staff capacity to pick up donations from homes or businesses.

 

Important: Please make sure to check the expiration date on any food you donate. Expired food puts our clients at risk for food-borne illnesses and requires additional volunteer time to sort through and dispose of such items. A good rule of thumb is: If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t donate it. We also strongly prefer that donated items be new - we cannot take used clothing or toys due to storage and hygiene concerns.

 

Finally, if you are looking for an impactful and simple way to support Hope House, please consider making a financial contribution. By giving financially, you enable us to purchase items in bulk, and to pay for intangible things like heating, electricity and staff salaries. Online donations can be made here. You can also include a financial donation as a check (made out to "Hope House of Milwaukee") when you deliver in-kind items.




Current Needs

Pack 'N Plays

Snacks for our Shining Stars After School Program


FOOD:

Protein


Meat (frozen or canned)
Meat-filled stews and soups
Beans
Canned fish
Peanut butter

Starch


Rice
Mac & Cheese

Tortillas/Taco Shells

Dairy


Milk (shelf stable)
Cheese


Produce

Vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned)
Fruit (fresh, frozen or canned)

Soups

Tomato sauce and canned tomatoes


Breakfast


Cake mix/brownie mix
Pancake mix
Cereal
Oatmeal
Tea
Coffee


Other


Condiments, sauces, spices

Granola bars

Healthy snack foods

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE:

Shampoo
Conditioner
Lotion
Soap

Feminine Products
Razors
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Floss
Deodorant
Baby wipes
Tissue packs

 

HOUSEHOLD:            

Bath Towels/Washcloths
Sheet Sets (All Sizes)
Pillows
Laundry detergent

 

CHILDREN:

Diapers
Formula (Gerber Good Start is the preferred brand)
BPA-Free Baby Bottles
Art Supplies
School supplies
Educational Games

 

GIFT CARDS:

Target
Kohl's
Walmart
Payless Shoes
Pick’N’ Save

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Bus tickets

 

Items we DON'T need right now:

Baby blankets
Juice
Used clothing
Used toys
Furniture
Hats, mittens, gloves

 

Thank you for your contribution to Hope House!

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