Veterans Drive 2013

Annual Holiday Drive to give homeless and struggling Veterans basic home supplies to ease the transition into new homes.
Tom Barrett
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
2 Team Members

For six years, Mayor Tom Barrett has held a Holiday Drive for troops serving overseas. City of Milwaukee employees, community partners, businesses and residents have risen to the challenge and collected thousands of toiletries, snacks, goodies and more to help bring a little holiday cheer to those far away from home during the holidays.

Through this annual effort, more than 2,000 goodie-filled boxes were shipped to Wisconsin troops serving our country overseas in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

As more and more troops return home from overseas service every month, the focus of the Holiday Drive has shifted to what we can do to help veterans who have completed their service and are back home in our community. The 7th Annual Holiday Drive will benefit the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative.  

The Holiday Drive’s partnerships are growing, too. This year, County Executive Chris Abele is joining the effort to help make a larger impact and involve communities throughout the County.

We are grateful for all support and donations, but we ask that citizens donate only the items listed below. Items must be unopened and individually packaged. If you have items you'd like to donate that are NOT listed below, such as furniture or appliances, please contact the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative to see if they accept those items. 

Toothbrushes Dish Soap
Toothpaste Pack of Dish Towels
Dental Floss Pack of Wash Cloths
Pack of Razors Shower Curtain Liners
Shaving Cream Set of Shower Curtain Rings
Deodorant Toilet Paper
Bars of Soap Tissue
Shampoo Hot Pads
Conditioner Salt
Hand Cream Pepper
Combs Foil
Mouthwash Plastic Wrap
Can Openers Box of Baggies
Vegetable Peelers Spatula
Pack of Cleaning Sponges

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