Help For The Homeless

Help For The Homeless

The 2024 Help for the Homeless Hygiene drive is Feb. 11 – Mar. 3.

The Family’s annual ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive partners with the community to help stock the shelves of 100+ homeless and crisis programs in 19 Wisconsin communities. The goal of the program is the supply a year’s worth of products to each agency. Donations remain in the community they come from.

Help for the Homeless has provided $5.4 million dollars worth of hygiene and cleaning supplies to local crisis programs over the past 32 years.

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. View 2023 highlights in our thank you video.

Donate supplies at Festival Foods & Walgreens

Purchase new, unused hygiene and cleaning supplies and drop them off at the boxes located at participating stores. Boxes are typically found near the entrance or check-out areas of the store.

Most urgent needs include:

  • 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
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable razors
  • Tampons and maxi pads

Host a collection box

Place your collection boxes in high-traffic areas at 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 participate by encouraging staff to make a financial donation or drop off new, unused supplies at participating Festival Foods or Walgreens stores near you.

Get Your Resource Kit

Access a drop box with logos, social media content, web banners, printable lists, promotional slides, press releases, and other materials by clicking on the button below.

Info kit

Make a financial donation

Funds will be used to purchase gift cards to local retailers for the purchase of hygiene supplies. 100% of your support (minus bank fees) will go to a participating community closest to the address listed on your donation!

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
  • Medford
  • Menomonie
  • New London
  • Oconto/Marinette
  • Oshkosh
  • Seymour
  • Sheboygan
  • Stevens Point
  • Waupaca
  • Wisconsin Rapids

Donate securely online or make checks out to ‘The Family’ with ‘Help for the Homeless’ noted on the memo line.

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

Thanks to our sponsors & ministry partners!

Questions? Call (800) 236-9364 or email