Supply Drives

Supply Drives

Supply drives are fun and easy to host. Collections are perfect for office team building, church and civic group activities, and even birthday parties. Below are our current supplies.

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.

Current Wishlist

February – March 2020
Dental Care 
Donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. Amazon Wish List.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, this list is closed. Please see our COVID-19 page (link here) for urgent community needs.

April – May 2020
Deodorant & Menstrual Products
Donate men’s and women’s deodorants, pads and tampons, and personal wipes.

June – July 2020
School Supplies
Donate glue sticks, single subject spiral notebooks (wide and college-ruled), plastic folders with pockets, 8-count washable markers, 1.5” hard binders.

August - September 2020
Undergarments & Activewear
Donate underwear, socks, boys/men undershirts and sweatpants, girls/women sports bras and leggings.

October - December 2020
Winter Gear
Donate coats, boots, hoodies, hats, and mittens/gloves.

For more information about Supply Drives, please contact Jayne Thoma at 414.837.3180 or complete the form below.

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Supply Drop-off Locations

United Way Johnson Controls Volunteer Center
200 West Pleasant Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

United Way Milwaukee Office
225 West Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

United Way Waukesha Office
2717 North Grandview Blvd., Suite 102
Waukesha, WI 53188

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.

© 2020 United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 39-0806190.
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