Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

9 Ways To Help Others For Holidays

Toys for Tots, Holiday Giving Tree Program, turkey donations and more.

The Salvation Army collects toys and provides them to families in need for the holidays. Photo provided by Salvation Army/NNS.

The Salvation Army collects toys and provides them to families in need for the holidays. Photo provided by Salvation Army.

As the holidays near, organizations in our community are once again accepting donations to provide gifts for those in need.

1United Ways’ Holiday Giving Tree program provides gifts to those who may otherwise go without. It is still accepting donations. United Way also is looking for volunteers throughout the holidays and beyond.

2Repairers of the Breach serves Milwaukee’s homeless population and attempts to provide gifts for its guests and their families for the holidays. For more information, you can call 414-342-9323 or email

3. County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, Dream Team United and the Peoples Revolution have collaborated to host a winter gear and toy drive from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1218 W. North Ave. They also are accepting donations at Gentle Hands, 6815 W. Capitol Dr., and 80 Recording Studios, 1831 W. Forest Home Ave. You can also donate by Cash App: $FarinaBrooks. For more information, you can contact Farina Brooks at 414-839-9481; Sequanna Taylor at 414-229-8844; email; or contact Cheri Faqua at

4. Capuchin Community Services is holding a Christmas Toy drive for children under the age of 10. Everything from games, dolls, small electronics, and much more are needed. For more information, call 414-933-1300, ext. 1151, or email

5The Salvation Army manages several programs that offer help throughout the holidays and beyond. It also is working with others on the Milwaukee and Waukesha County Toy for Tots campaign. For monetary donations, you can send a check to 2401 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207. Make checks payable to Toys for TotsFor more information, call 414-464-2940.

6Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is collecting monetary donations to buy meals for families. You can find more information here. 

7. The Hope House, a food and shelter facility for Milwaukee’s homeless population, is looking for volunteers for holiday gift and food drives this year as well as donations. Call 414-645-2122 for more information. 

8Hunger Task Force is hosting a “Turkey Ticker Challenge.” For a $15 donation, a family in need can get a turkey. Go here for more info about the Turkey Ticker and other ways to donate.

9. The American Red Cross has numerous online ways to give gifts, greetings and donations for the holidays. Go here to find out what works best for you.

9 ways you can help others this holiday season was originally published by the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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