At this time we are in greatest need of the following items:

Men’s Toiletries (NEW only):

  • Men’s deodorant sticks and anti-perspirant
  • Men’s lotion
  • Mouthwash (alcohol-free)

Men’s Clothing (NEW or LIKE NEW):

  • Men’s boxer briefs — NEW only, ALL SIZES (especially medium)
  • Men’s jeans — sizes 32-34 (all lengths 32″-36″, NOT 30″)
  • Men’s athletic shoes — sizes 7-14
  • Men’s T-shirts — size 3X & up
  • Men’s hoodies — sizes Large-5X
  • Men’s sweatpants — all sizes (especially Medium, Large & Extra-Large)
  • Men’s flip flops (for shower shoes) — sizes Medium, Large, XX-Large & XXX-Large
  • Men’s steel-toe shoes
  • Men’s belts

General Items (NEW only):

  • Diabetic socks — sizes 12 & up
  • Athlete’s Foot powder
  • Men’s backpacks
  • Small wash cloths
  • Bar soap
  • Vaseline
  • Immodium Tablets;  Pepto Bismol (liquid or chewables)
  • Tums
  • Allergy medication
  • Snack bags for Joy House guests — see our Pantry page for more details

Houseware Items:

  • Alarm clocks (used acceptable — with battery, if applicable)
  • Kitchen items: forks, pots, pans, drinking glasses, dish soap
  • General cleaning supplies
  • Queen bed sheets, comforters
  • Laundry soap
  • Kleenex

Women’s Toiletries (NEW only):

  • Hairbrushes

Women’s Clothing (NEW or LIKE NEW):

  • Women’s underwear — NEW only, all sizes
  • Women’s sweatpants — all sizes
  • Women’s leggings — all sizes

Children and Infant Items (NEW only):

  • Children’s cough drops (please check expiration date!)
  • New Underwear — all sizes, especially 18-20
    • Boys’ underwear — especially sizes 5/6 and 7/8
  • Baby socks
  • Clothing — sizes 18-20
    • We especially need boys’ summer clothing (sizes 0-24 months)!
  • Baby wipes
  • Beginner bras
  • Strollers
  • Baby carriers


If you’re able to help in providing any of the above items, you may drop them off at our Central Campus Distribution Center (Kilbourn Avenue and 18th Street) anytime between 10am-6pm, Monday through Friday.

Upon entering the parking lot off of Kilbourn Ave., veer left, drive down the ramp and make a left turn at the end of the ramp. There you will find a door on your right to the Distribution Center, where staff can assist with your donation and provide a receipt.


Donations may also be sent by mail, whether sent from your home or purchased and shipped from a store (like Target, Amazon, etc.). Please address mailed donations to:

Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Attn: Distribution Center
830 N 19th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233

If it’s easier, you may also make a financial gift towards our urgent needs by visiting and giving a donation. You can even indicate in the comments section which need you are supporting, if you like. Please know that we will greatly appreciate any help you are able to provide!