Help For The Homeless

The Family H4H general logoHygiene Drive 2020, Feb. 16 – March 8

Watch this short Sorting Day video!

“Many of our clients arrive afraid, depressed, and embarrassed to ask for help. They are very grateful for the personal care items we can offer them.  These donated supplies not only help them with their immediate needs, but they also demonstrate that our community cares about them.”  – LEAVEN  More Stories


The Family’s ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive works with area homeless coalitions every spring to stock the shelves of 83 homeless and crisis programs in 15 Wisconsin communities in our 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!). Last season, generous community members donated $406,000 worth of laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant,etc. to their local crisis programs,  Donations remain in the communities where they are collected.


Appleton/Fox Cities, Antigo Chilton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay/Brown County, Manitowoc/Two Rivers, Marshfield, Oconto/Marinette, Oshkosh, Antigo, Seymour, Sheboygan/Plymouth, Stevens Point, Waupaca, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. List of all 2019 Collection Sites


Drop donations off at Festival Foods or Walgreens Stores February 16 – March 8,  OR, join more than 900 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. are in the “Information Kit” below.

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

Kit contains printable flyers, blurbs to cut and paste, lists, logos, news release, etc. (To be updated January 2020)

H4H infokit

Donate at: Festival Foods & Walgreens Stores

Also at sponsors, and participating businesses, schools, churches and organizations in participating communities


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
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Razors
  • Tampons and pads (pads for young teens)
  • Full List of Requested Items

 Thanks to these 2019 sponsors! (2020 sponsors pending)





menasha-long-logo Thanks also to Menasha Corporation for generously donating collection boxes!

Requested items for donation. New, unopened items only.

Cleaning Supplies

Laundry Soap
Dish Soap
Trash Bags (all sizes, shelters go thru lots!)
Floor Cleaner
Disinfectant Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Dryer Sheets
Hair Care

Shampoo (for all ethnicities)
Conditioner (for all ethnicities)
Hair Brushes
Clips & Elastics
Styling Products – for all types of ethnicity
Little Girl Items


Toothbrushes (soft)
No Mouthwash Please – contains alcohol
Dental Floss
Denture Care

Paper Products

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

Personal Care
Soft Soap and Body Wash
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!

Hope For The Homeless

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