Mary Lou's Closet

Mary Lou's Closet

Across the nation, Mary Lou Young is considered a national thought leader and an agent for change. As the former President and CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Mary Lou raised millions of dollars to create lasting change in her community.

Her legacy of service lives on with Mary Lou’s Closet. This year-round supply drive will help to mobilize basic need items for youth. Donations will be distributed through the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership and United Way’s family of funded agencies and partners.

Your donations must be new and dropped off at the United Way Johnson Controls Volunteer Center at 200 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee. You can also send your donations directly to United Way through our Amazon Wish List.

Supply Drive Calendar

Every other month, we feature a unique donation category based on identified community needs.

April – May

Deodorant & Feminine Hygiene Products

Men’s and women’s deodorants, as well as pads and tampons. Can't make it to drop off supplies, check out our Amazon Wish List.

June – July

School Supplies

Notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, and other school necessities. 

August – September

Undergarments & Activewear

Underwear, socks, joggers, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

October – December

Winter Gear

Coats, mittens, scarves, boots, and hats.

For more information about Mary Lou’s Closet, please contact Jayne Thoma at 414.837.3180 or complete the form below.

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Items Collected So Far

September – October 2018


Youth Underwear Items Collected

November 2018 – January 2019


Winter Clothes Items Collected

February – March 2019


Dental Hygiene Items Collected

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