Places to Volunteer, Donate Clothes and Help the Community in Milwaukee County
During the holiday season, many people like to give back to their community by volunteering or donating to the less fortunate. There are plenty of ways to help your community, especially during the holiday season. Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city and has a very large population of people below the poverty level, along with many charities and organizations that work toward bettering their lives. Check out the lists below to find places to volunteer, donate to local food pantries and donate clothes.
Volunteer Opportunities in Milwaukee, WI
Hope House is a non-profit emergency homeless shelter that provides a safe, temporary place for homeless and low-income individuals. Hope House is happy to accept volunteers to help keep the program running. Visit this website and fill out the volunteer form to get involved.
The United Way of Milwaukee County always accepts volunteers who are 15 and older to help with projects around the community, like Project Homeless Connect, Winter Bites: Winter Recess Meal Kit and more. The United Way runs volunteer programs year-round.
Milwaukee County Food Pantries
There are several food pantries dispersed throughout Milwaukee County. They accept non-perishable food and undented canned food, as well as volunteers. Check out the list below.
- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
- Good Samaritan Outreach Center – (414) 871-9440
- House of Peace
- Hunger Task Force
- Menominee Falls Food Pantry
- Muskego Food Pantry
Clothes Drives in Milwaukee
If you have clothing that you no longer wear, donate it to an organization that will give it a new home! As cold weather approaches, many people struggle to find warm clothing, so lend a helping hand by donating some. Below is a list of local clothes drives.
Milwaukee Rescue Mission provides food and clothing to homeless and low-income individuals. They accept clothes, holiday gifts and holiday food baskets to those in need. Visit their website to view the items they are accepting.
The Milwaukee Women’s Center has a Bottomless Closet program that accepts lightly used business clothes for both men and women. Their goal is to help individuals gain positions in the job force and gain financial independence. Click the link to learn more.
Thank you for reading! Let us know where you give back to the community during the holiday season and year-round.