Holiday Drive for VETS Place Central 11/22 - 12/13

holiday drive 2019 

The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County continue their holiday tradition to benefit servicemen, servicewomen and veterans. Over the past years, employees, community partners, businesses and residents have collected thousands of toiletries and necessities and created more than 600 complete home starter kits for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. This year’s drive supports the Center for Veterans Issues: Vets Place Central.

VETS Place Central is a 90-bed transitional living facility for homeless veterans. Residents have access to case management, counseling, healthcare and employment services. In addition, they are served three hot meals a day and provided with clothing and transportation. Following six months to a year of care, 70 percent of veterans advance to permanent supportive housing at another location. Success is achieved when a veteran has a source of income, improved physical, mental and spiritual health, as well as a place to call their own.

They are accepting financial contributions. Checks should be made out to Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Donations can be dropped off at the locations below.

Items Needed (New Items Only)

Face and body towels
Socks: white, dress & nylons
Bras: (sizes: 34, 36, 38, 40 A/B/C/D)
Padlocks with key
Winter hats, gloves and scarves (may be used)
Winter jackets (may be used)
Hand and foot warmers
Laundry detergent and fabric softener
Cleaning supplies
Clothing hangers (may be used)
Feminine health products
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Denture adhesive
Shampoo and conditioner
Ground coffee (not beans)
Postage stamps
Calendars, day planners and journals
Games (may be used)
Gift cards

Take Your Donations To

We accept monetary donations at City Hall and the County Courthouse.

City Hall Rotunda
200 East Wells Street

Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 North 9th Street, Room 306

Milwaukee County House of Correction
8885 South 68th Street

Milwaukee County Transit System Admin. Offices
1942 North 17th Street

Milwaukee County Veteran’s Service Office
6419 West Greenfield Avenue

Northwest Health Center
7630 West Mill Road

Southside Health Center
1639 South 23rd Street

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