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.

August – September

Undergarments & Activewear

Donate youth and teen (adult-sized) underwear, socks, joggers, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. Can't make it to drop off supplies, check out our Amazon Wish List.

October – December

Winter Gear

Donate youth and teen (adult-sized) 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

How to Host a Successful Supply Drive

Supply drives are fun and easy to host. Collections are perfect for office team building, church and civic group activities, and even birthday parties. Learn more...

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