2016 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.
**New Twin Mattresses**
**After-school snacks for our Shining Stars Program**
Meat (frozen or canned)
Meat-filled stews and soups
Mac & Cheese
Milk (shelf stable)
Vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned)
Fruit (fresh, frozen or canned)
Tomato sauce and canned tomatoes
Cake mix/brownie mix
Condiments, sauces, spices
Healthy snack foods
Sheet Sets (All Sizes)
Formula (Gerber Good Start is the preferred brand)
BPA-Free Baby Bottles
Items we DON'T need right now:
Hats, mittens, gloves
Thank you for your contribution to Hope House!