Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Winter Giving

Did you know that 94% of Catholic Charities’ clients live at or below the national poverty level and have extremely limited budgets? Often, after paying for rent, utilities and food, clients do not have the money to take care of other needs.

Anything you can do to help provide some the items listed below would be greatly appreciated.

Urgent need

  • Coats: Child's Small-Adult XXL, hats and mittens all sizes


Pregnancy Support & Adoption wish list:


  • For Baby
    • Blankets
    • Winter clothing, coats, hats, and mittens
    • Baby wash and lotion
    • Wipes, Baby Powders/Lotions, Clothing
    • Baby towels
    • Socks
    • Boys clothing-infant-12 months
    • Toys: rattles, toddler cars/trucks, toddler puzzles, baby dolls (multicultural), bumpy ball toys, soft blocks, stacking rings or cups, hanging toys (for car seats and strollers)
    • Books (with multicultural characters) (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
      • For Babies
      • For Older children
    • Baby carriers-both wraps and structured carriers
  • For Mom
    • Breastfeeding supplies (nipple pads, nipple cream, breast milk storage bags, breast pumps)
    • Feminine products, especially pads for after birth
    • Maternity clothing
    • Winter clothing, coats, hats, and mittens
    • Lotion and any personal hygiene items 
    • Laundry Soap/Household Items, Lip Gloss, Bath Bombs, Essential Oils
    • Journals, adult coloring books, colored pencils
    • Gift Cards: Walmart, Gas Cards (BP and Speedway), Visa gift cards, grocery and others are always appreciated as well

Hoarding Intervention wish list:


  • Cleaning Supplies: Dish soap, laundry soap, air fresheners, kitchen cleaning wipes, kitchen sponge/scrubber, lysol liquid cleaner, bleach cleaner, liquid hand soap, large rubber gloves, floor cleaner, toilet brushes, large black garbage bags, swiffer dusters, mops. 
  • Gift Cards: Walmart, Gas Cards (BP and Speedway), Visa gift cards, grocery and other always appreciated as well.  
  • Adult blankets, adult scarfs, calendars, christmas decor, puzzles, stamps and envelopes, kitchen towels, cat and dog toys.
Outreach & Case Management wish list:


  • Blankets/Large Throw for Adults
  • Handwarmers 
  • Socks
  • Adult Winter Gear - Hats, Gloves/Mittens
  • Bed Linens/sheets (twin size)
  • Disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, cleaning solution, masks, men's and women's shampoo, bar soap or liquid hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, deoderant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving products
  • Monthly bus passes
  • $25 Pick N’ Save or other grocery cards
  • $25 Walmart, Target, Walgreen or CVS cards
  • $25 Gas Cards
  • Cash donations for purchase of bus passes
Adult Day Center wish list:
  • Art supplies/crafts/paint
  • Depends (medium/large) Poise pads, Men's shield pads
To coordinate a drive or for questions, please reach out to:

Jessica Brandt
Parish Relations Coordinator


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Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Delivery Address: 3501 S. Lake Drive
                             St. Francis, WI 53235

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