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.

Winter Bites Food Drive

Help ensure students and families from Milwaukee Public Schools have snacks and easy to prepare meals during winter recess. Please consider hosting a food drive at your company or with a community group.

  • Instant Oatmeal (packs)
  • Granola Bars (No Nuts)
  • Mac & Cheese (7.25 oz. box)
  • Peanut Butter (16 oz.)
  • Canned Tuna (5 oz. can)
  • Canned Corn (15 oz. can)
  • Rice (bag)
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Chicken Noodle Soup (15 oz. can)
  • Vegetable Soup (15 oz. can)
  • Canned Fruit (15 oz. can)

Purchase supplies right now through our Amazon Wish List.

All items must be delivered to United Way by November 20.

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.

Winter Gear

October – December 2019

Donate youth and teen (adult-sized) coats, mittens, scarves, boots, and hats. Amazon Wish List.

Professional Accessories Drive

Donate new or like-new women’s professional work bags, as well as fashion scarves, and jewelry.

Accessories may seem like an “extra” but we know when women feel proud, their heads are held higher and interviews go better. 

That’s why we are encouraging you to donate professional work bags, fashion scarves, and jewelry. Collected items will be distributed at United Way’s annual women’s job seminars this fall.

All items must be delivered to United Way by November 14.

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.

© 2019 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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