Help for the Homeless

Central Wisconsin

Northeast Wisconsin

2016 Final total: $300,000 worth of hygiene supplies 

donated at 806 employers, churches, schools and stores for

82 Crisis Programs in 14 Communities... THANK YOU!

$2 MILLION worth donated since 2008!


"A gentleman came to our pantry today looking a but scruffy. He quietly asked if we had razors and shaving cream. When we told him we did, he actually jumped with excitement! He went on to say that he has an interview tomorrow that he wanted to "clean up" for, but didn't have these things at home or the money to buy them because he's been without work for a while. Every little bit counts for those in need. Thank you, we couldn't do it without you!" Nan Pahl, Salvation Army   More stories


The Family’s ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive works together with area homeless coalitions to stock the shelves of homeless and crisis programs in their Northeast and Central Wisconsin listening areas. The goal of Help for the Homeless is to supply a year’s worth of product to each agency (In many cases, this is happening!).  Donations remain in the communities where they are collected.


Appleton/Fox Cities, Chilton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay/Brown County, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Oconto/Marinette, Oshkosh, Rhinelander/Crandon/Antigo, Seymour, Stevens Point, Waupaca, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.


Drop donations off at collection sites (2017 sites to be announced January 2017) February 19 - March 12, 2017 OR, join more than 800 local businesses, churches, and schools who participate annually by placing collection boxes and in high traffic areas and inviting their staff, members and students to contribute. Print-ready flyers and blurbs to paste into newsletters/memos etc. will be available in the "Information Kit" below.

For more information call The Family studios 800-236-9364 or email

2016 information follows. To be updated by January 1, 2017.


Kit contains printable flyers, blurbs to cut and paste, lists, logos, news release etc.

Donate at: Festival Foods, Shopko and Walgreens

in participating communities

The Family Studios in Appleton and Milladore

Participating businesses, schools, churches and organizations

Urgent Needs:

  • Soaps: Laundry, Dish, Bar, Soft, Shower Gel, Shampoo
  • Diapers (sizes 3-6 and Pull-Ups)
  • Deodorant (unscented)
  • Wet Wipes for babies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Razors
  • Tampons and pads (pads for young teens)
  • Full list of requested items

Thanks to these 2016 Sponsors!



    Thanks also to Menasha Corporation and Small Quantity Boxes for generously donating collection boxes!  

Requested items for donation. New, unopened items only. 

Cleaning Supplies

Laundry Soap
Dish Soap
Garbage Bags
Floor Cleaner
Disinfectant Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Dryer Sheets
Dishwashing Gloves

Hair Care

Hair Brushes
Clips & Elastics
Styling Products - for all types of ethnicity
Little Girl Items


Toothbrushes (soft)
No Mouthwash Please - contains alchohol
Dental Floss
Denture Care

Paper Products

Toilet Tissue
Facial Tissue
Paper Towels
Feminine Care
     Pads (young teens)

Personal Care
Soft Soap
Bar Soap
Deodorant (unscented)
Shaving Cream
Nail Clippers
Cotton Balls
Contact Solution
Lip Balm


Baby Care

Diapers (sizes 3,4,5 & pull ups)
Baby Bottles
Sip Cups
Baby Lotion
Baby Shampoo
Rash Ointment

First Aid

Children’s Pain Meds
Band Aids
Rubbing Alcohol
Hydrogen Peroxide
Anti-Diarrhea Meds
Antibiotic Ointment
Cold Meds
Liquid Benadryl
Sun Screen
Treatment for Head Lice

Thank you for your Help for the Homeless!


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