Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Serving people of all faiths

Wish List for Clients in Need

Catholic Charities impacted the lives of 43,970 people throughout Southeastern Wisconsin in 2016 through a diverse range of programs, offering basic necessities and help in moving people toward greater stability. Our programs and the people we serve rely on the community-at-large for gifts of time and treasure, but we are also always in need specific items from our Wishlist:

Personal Items     Baby Items

Food stamps do not cover essential hygiene items that so many of our clients need.  Please consider purchasing extra of any of the items below next time you go shopping! We serve clients from infant through elderly and so many are in need of these items!

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deordorant for men/women
  • Bar soap/body wash
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Men's/women's shaving products
  • Adult Depends

We try to provide our expectant or new moms with necessary items to help take care of their bundle of joy.  We see new moms not just in our Child Welfare department, but many are receiving services through our other programs as well. 

  • Disposable diapers-- newborn to size 3
  • Wipes, powders, lotions
  • New baby bottles
  • Baby clothes
  • Pacifiers, sippy cups
  • New or gently used baby toys


Household Items     Gift Cards

Many of the items below are needed in our Adult Day Services Center, our In-Home Support program and Refugee Resettlement program.

  • Cleaning supplies (mops, swiffers, sponges, air freshner, cleaning solutions, paper towels, dust rags)
  • Bath towels/hand towels/washcloths
  • Bedding
  • Blankets and sheets
  • Fans
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Kitchen towels
  • Paint/craft supplies
  • Plastic coffee cups (dishwasher safe)
  • Pots/pans
  • Heavy duty outdoor chairs/benches
  • Wii sports game
  • Board games for adults
  • Mops
  • Swiffers
  • Sponges
  • Rice cookers
  • Gently used furniture (bed frames, couches, tables, lamps)
  • New mattresses

We often provide our clients with gift cards to help them with their immediate needs, whether it be food, diapers, prescriptions, necessary hygiene items or gas for their transportation needs.  We suggest cards in $25 denominations to any of the following locations:

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Pick-N-Save or any local grocery store
  • Walgreens or CVS for prescriptions
  • Any major gas station







If you would like to make a donation of anything from the Wish List or have questions about specific client needs, please contact Sarah Powers at or at 414-769-3413.

If you would like to make a financial contribution, we encourage you to    DONATE NOW

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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Serving our neighbors in need in Dodge,
Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties.


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