We are especially in need of food for our pantry. We serve the entire 53204 zip code and have seen a huge increase in first time pantry users as people have lost jobs during the current economic downturn.
We accept perishable and non-perishable items. For more information on our pantry's current needs, please call (414) 645-2122.
Due to storage space limitations, we do not take used clothing or toys. Please dial 211 to find locations that will accept these items.
2014 Spring Wish List
As always, we are collecting donations of items for the families and individuals we serve. If you are interested in donating, you can check out our 2104 Winter Wish List below for ideas. If you want to have a copy to take with you as you shop, you can download a copy of the list HERE.
We prefer that donation items be new - we cannot take used clothing or toys due to storage limitations.
Items we are currently most in need of are highlighted with bold type.
Gift cards can be a good option as well, as our guests can purchase items that are most appropriate for their needs. Merchant-issued gift cards are most useful; pre-paid debit cards, or bank-issued gift cards can have fees associated with use that place a financial burden on our guests as they use them. Please see the list below for some suggestions.
If a financial contribution fits best with your budget or schedule, visit our Donation page to set up a one-time, or recurring donation.
2014 SPRING WISH LIST
BATHROOM / BEDROOM:
Bath/Body Sets (Men and Women)
Comforters (All sizes)
Sheet Sets (All Sizes)
KITCHEN / DINING:
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Serving Utensil Set
Pot & Pans / Skillets
Large Plastic/Glass Food Storage Containers
Set of Mugs
Beverage Tumblers (16 oz.)
Tampons (All Sizes)
Menstrual Pads (All Sizes except Panty Liners)
Razors (Men's and Women's)
Full-Sized Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion)
USB Thumb/Flash Drive (For Resumes)
Pack n Play
Diapers (All Sizes)
(All sizes, Men’s, Women’s & Children)
Work/Steel Toe Boots
Kids Flip Flop/Sport Sandal
**For Shoes and Clothing:
Merchant Gift Cards
are most useful as they allow
individuals in need to select
the correct sizes for items.
SHINING STARS YOUTH PROGRAM:
Granola Bars (Healthy, Individual-Sized Snacks)
Coffee Gift Cards (For Teen Study Programs)
Pick'N'Save Cards (For Teen Cooking Program)
Gift Certificates to Garden Stores
Plandt Starts (Tomatoes, Peppers, Herbs)**
**Please, No plant donations before Memorial Day
Want to have a copy to take with you as you shop? Download a copy of the list HERE.