Help For The Homeless

Help For The Homeless

The 2024 Help for the Homeless Hygiene drive is scheduled for Feb. 11th -Mar. 3rd.

View 2023 highlights in our thank you video.

Hygiene & Cleaning Supplies To Help A Neighbor In Need

Drop donations off at Festival Foods or Walgreens Stores. Or join hundreds of local businesses, churches, and schools that participate by hosting a box!

The Family’s annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive works with area homeless coalitions every spring to stock the shelves of 100+ homeless and crisis programs in 19 Wisconsin communities in our listening areas.

The goal of Help for the Homeless is to supply a year’s worth of products to each agency.

In 2023, generous community members at 900+ businesses, churches, and schools hosted collection boxes and donated $665,000 worth of laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. to their local crisis programs.

The drive has provided $5.4 million dollars worth of hygiene supplies to local crisis programs and those they serve over the past 32 years.

Donations of supplies and financial support will be used in the community where they come from.

Participating Communities:

  • Appleton/Fox Cities
  • Antigo
  • Chilton/Calumet County
  • Chippewa Falls
  • Clintonville
  • Eau Claire
  • Fond Du Lac
  • Green Bay/Brown County
  • Manitowoc
  • Marathon County/Wausau
  • Marshfield
  • Menomonie
  • New London
  • Oconto/Marinette
  • Oshkosh
  • Seymour
  • Sheboygan
  • Stevens Point
  • Waupaca
  • Wisconsin Rapids


Host a collection box

Place collection boxes in high-traffic common areas within your church, school, business or organization. Invite staff, members, and students to contribute.

For businesses and organizations offering work-from-home options for staff, you can still participate by promoting the drive in-house and encouraging staff to make a financial donation (see below) or drop purchased supplies off at participating Festival Foods or Walgreens stores.

Get Your Resource Kit

You can access logos, social media content, web banners, printable lists, promotional slides, press releases, and other materials for your organization by clicking on the button below to go to a drop box site.

Info kit

Make a financial donation

Donate securely online via the “Give to the Drive” button above, or make checks out to “The Family” with “Help for the Homeless” written on the memo line.

Mail to: The Family Radio Network, Attn. Help for the Homeless, 1909 W. Second St, Appleton WI 54914.

Support will be designated for the participating community closest to the address of the donor. Funds will be used to purchase gift cards to local retailers for the purchase of hygiene supplies.

100% of your support, less bank fees, will go to the participating community closest to the address listed on your donation!


Get more information by calling us at (800) 236-9364 or email

Donate supplies at Festival Foods & Walgreens Stores

You can also donate at The Family studios in Appleton, as well as participating businesses, schools, churches, and organizations in your community.

Urgent needs

  • Soaps: laundry, dish, soft, shower gel, 2-in-1 shampoo
  • Trash bags (shelters especially need these for bedrooms!)
  • Diapers (sizes 3-6 and Pull-Ups)
  • Deodorant (unscented)
  • Wet Wipes for babies
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable razors
  • Tampons and pads (pads for young teens)
Thanks to our sponsors & ministry partners!