The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Invite You to Support the 12th Annual Holiday Drive
The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County continue their holiday tradition to benefit servicemen, servicewomen and veterans. Over the past years, employees, community partners, businesses and residents have collected thousands of toiletries and necessities and created more than 600 complete home starter kits for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. This year’s drive supports the Center for Veterans Issues: Vets Place Central.
VETS Place Central is a 90-bed transitional living facility for homeless veterans. Residents have access to case management, counseling, healthcare and employment services. In addition, they are served three hot meals a day and provided with clothing and transportation. Following six months to a year of care, 70 percent of veterans advance to permanent supportive housing at another location. Success is achieved when a veteran has a source of income, improved physical, mental and spiritual health, as well as a place to call their own.
We will accept financial contributions. Checks should be made out to Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Donations can be dropped off at the locations below.
Items Needed (New Items Only)
- Face and body towels
- Socks: white, dress & nylons
- Bras: (sizes: 34, 36, 38, 40 A/B/C/D)
- Padlocks with key
- Winter hats, gloves and scarves (may be used)
- Winter jackets (may be used)
- Hand and foot warmers
- Laundry detergent and fabric softener
- Cleaning supplies
- Clothing hangers (may be used)
- Feminine health products
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Denture adhesive
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Ground coffee (not beans)
- Postage stamps
- Calendars, day planners and journals
- Games (may be used)
- Gift cards