Wish List for Clients in Need
Catholic Charities serves men and women of all ages and families in need throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. From pregnancy and parenting support programs to outreach and behavioral health services, programs for refugees and immigrants, and in-home support, hoarding intervention, and adult day care for seniors, we provide high-quality, compassionate human services to help those affected by poverty, trauma, disability, and isolation take steps to improve their quality of life.
To help those who need us most, we rely on the community-at-large for charitable cash contributions and volunteer service. In addition, our clients can benefit from receiving a care package with personal or household items that offer temporary relief along with comfort and kindness that will last. The following are suggested items for our client care packages. As the need and ability to store items varies from time to time and among programs, please call in advance to coordinate your donation with current client needs.
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!
- Deodorant for men/women
- Bar soap/body wash
- Men's/women's shaving products
- Adult Depends
Many of the items below are needed in our Adult Day Services Center, our In-Home Support program and Refugee Resettlement program.
- Cleaning supplies
- Garbage bags
- Cleaning gloves
- Air fresheners
- Cleaning solutions
- Paper towels
- Dust rags
- Bath towels/hand towels/washcloths
- Blankets and sheets
- Kitchen towels
- Paint/craft supplies
- Plastic coffee cups (dishwasher safe)
- Wii sports game
- Board games for adults
- Large Totes/Bins
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:
- Pick-N-Save or any local grocery store
- Walgreens or CVS for prescriptions
- Any major gas station
- Bus Station
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 6
- Wipes, powders, lotions
- New baby bottles
- New baby clothes
- New pacifiers, sippy cups
- New baby toys