Donate clothing and toiletries for Milwaukee’s Inner City

St. Francis Borgia has ongoing collections for clothing and toiletry items as described below. Volunteers from our parish Inner City Ministry regularly deliver your donations to Milwaukee for those in need.

See the “Drop-Off Site” information below.


Do you have gently-used clothing that you’d like to share with shelters in Milwaukee’s inner city? Please pack your donated clothing in bags labeled for men, women or children. (See “Drop-Off Site” information below.) They will be delivered to Repairers of the Breach and House of Peace in Milwaukee.


Our parish has an ongoing collection for toiletry items to be shared with inner city residents who seek assistance at the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary (MBHS) in Milwaukee. This shelter provides services in the Amani neighborhood of Milwaukee, especially within the 53206 ZIP code, which is the most impoverished neighborhood in Wisconsin.

Small or medium sizes are preferred. Please no giant “warehouse” sizes. Hotel/sample sizes are also welcomed. Any item you use for personal care is greatly appreciated. But please, no open packages. Needs include:

  • Deodorant, bar soap, shampoo
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss
  • Wide-tooth combs, African American hair products
  • Vaseline, hand and body lotions
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Band-Aids and first aid creams
  • Lip balm / Chapstick
  • Foot powder
  • Cotton swabs / Q-tips
  • Disposable razors
  • Aftershave
  • Nail clippers
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Female sanitary products (unopened packages)
  • Adult Depends (unopened packages)
  • Infant/small child disposable diapers (unopened packages)

Be sure to put the items in closed bags or boxes. (See “Drop-off Site” below.) Marking your toiletries bag or box “MBHS” will help those making the deliveries.

Financial donations for toiletries

If a financial donation for toiletries (check or gift cards) is better for you, please send those directly to the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary as listed below. If you would like the donation to be used for a specific purchase, please include a note with your wishes outlined.

MBHS – St. Francis Borgia donations
Attn: MacCanon Brown
P.O. Box 80165
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Drop-off site

We have a drop-off site here on the North Church campus for your clothing and toiletries donations. The Inner City Ministry shed is located on the Covered Bridge Road (east) side of the parking lot. It is open 24/7 for your convenience. Please don’t bring your items into church.