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

Men’s Toiletries (NEW only):

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

Men’s Clothing (NEW or LIKE NEW):

  • Men’s flip flops (for shower shoes) — sizes Medium, Large, XX-Large and XXX-Large
  • Men’s boxer briefs — NEW only, all sizes (especially Medium, XL-XXXL)
  • 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 and up
  • Men’s hoodies — sizes Large-5X
  • Men’s sweatpants — all sizes (especially Medium, Large and Extra-Large)

General Items (NEW only):

  • Full-size bath towels
  • Small wash cloths
  • Immodium Tablets; Pepto Bismol (liquid or chewables)
  • Adult cough & cold medicine (alcohol-free) (!)
  • Cough drops (please check expiration date!)
  • Foot care items:
    • Athlete’s foot cream
  • Alarm clocks (used acceptable — with battery, if applicable)

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 diapers — size 5
  • Pull Ups — larger sizes 
  • Children’s cough & cold medicine (alcohol-free)
  • Children’s cough drops (please check expiration date!)
  • New Underwear – sizes 18-20


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!