At this time we are in greatest need of the following items (NEW or LIKE NEW only):

Men’s Clothing:

  • Men’s shower shoes — all sizes (urgently needed!)
  • Men’s boxer briefs — NEW only, all sizes
  • Men’s jeans — sizes 30-34, 42-52 (all lengths 30-36)
  • 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
  • Men’s winter gloves — (gently used is acceptable!)

Men’s Toiletries (NEW only):

  • Men’s deodorant sticks
  • Men’s lotion
  • Men’s body wash (no soap bars, please; we’ve got plenty!)
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Mouthwash (alcohol-free)

General Items (NEW only):

  • OTC allergy medicines — non-drowsy, maximum strength
  • Adult cough & cold medicine (alcohol-free)
  • Hand wash soap
  • Foot care items:
    • Athlete’s foot cream
    • Corn remover pads
  • Dental picks
  • Band-aids
  • Men’s twin bed sheet sets (used sheets acceptable)
  • Alarm clocks (used acceptable — with battery, if applicable)

Women’s Clothing:

  • Women’s underwear — NEW only, all sizes
  • Women’s sweatshirts — 3XL and larger (no hoodies, please!)
  • Women’s robes — all sizes
  • Women’s socks — all sizes

Women’s Toiletries (NEW ONLY):

  • Women’s deodorant
  • Women’s body lotion and body wash
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Ethnic/textured hair products — shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes, hair oil, hair grease

Children’s Clothing:

  • Boys’ and girls’ socks — infant, toddler and youth, all sizes
  • Boys’ and girls’ pants — sizes 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 14-16, 18-20
  • Boys’ and girls’ pajamas — toddler and youth, all sizes
  • Boys’ and girls’ Fall clothing (pants and long sleeve shirts) —
    • Sizes 4,5,6, toddler
    • Youth sizes 7-8, 10-12, 14-16, 18-20
  • Youth athletic shoes (boy and girl) — sizes 6,7,8

Children and Infant Items (NEW only):

  • Diapers — (sizes 4, 5, 6 especially needed!)
  • Pull-ups — sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T
  • Baby wipes
  • Children’s cough & cold medicine (alcohol-free)
  • Children’s/babies’ lotion, body wash and shampoo
  • Children’s/babies’ Orajel
  • Baby formula — Similac, Advance and Pro-Sensitive
  • Vaseline
  • Sippy cups (gently used acceptable)


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!