St. Francis Borgia has ongoing collections for clothing and toiletry items as described below. Please don’t bring them into church. (See the Drop-Off Site information below.) Volunteers from our parish Inner City Ministry regularly deliver your donations to Milwaukee for those in need.
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 and place them in the shed. (See Drop-Off Site information below.) They will be delivered to Repairers of the Breach and House of Peace in Milwaukee.
SFB has an ongoing collection for toiletry items to be shared with inner city residents who seek assistance at the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary 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. Needs include: deodorant, bar soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, dental floss, wide-tooth combs, Vaseline, African American hair products, hand and body lotions, Band-Aids and first aid creams, foot powder, cotton swabs, disposable razors, alcohol-free mouthwash, female sanitary products, adult Depends and infant/small child disposable diapers. Be sure to put the items in closed bags or boxes and place them in the laundry baskets inside the shed. (See Drop-off Site below.)
We have a drop-off site here on the North Church campus. It’s a small storage shed 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!