Help For The Homeless

The Family’s “Help for the Homeless” Hygiene Drive

2016 Dates = Feb. 21 – March 13

“I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t have a shower and clean clothes.  Being Homeless is one thing, but trying to not look or smell homeless is everything to me.  Thank you so much for your hygiene donations!” – Fox Valley Warming Shelter    More stories


The Family’s ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive works with area homeless coalitions to stock the shelves of 78 homeless and crisis programs in 13 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!).  Donations remain in the communities where they are collected.


Appleton/Fox Cities, Chilton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay/Brown County, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Oconto/Marinette, Oshkosh, Rhinelander/Crandon/Antigo, Stevens Point, Waupaca, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.


Drop donations off at Festival Foods Stores or Shopko February 21 – March 13, 2016 OR, join more than 800 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 fliers, blurbs to cut and paste, lists, logos, news release etc.

H4H infokit

Donate at: Festival Foods & Shopko Stores

in participating communities

Walgreens Stores in participating communities

The Family Studios

Participating businesses, schools, churches and organizations

2015 collection sites

Urgent Needs:

  • Soaps: Laundry, Dish, Bar, Soft, Shower Gel, Shampoo
  • 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 our 2015 Sponsors!


Thanks also to Menasha Corporation and Small Quantity Boxes for generously donating collection boxes!

Requested items for donation. New, unopened items only.

Cleaning Supplies

Laundry Soap
Dish Soap
Garbage Bags
Floor Cleaner
Disinfectant Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Dryer Sheets
Dishwashing Gloves

Hair Care

Hair Brushes
Clips & Elastics
Styling Products – for all types of ethnicity
Little Girl Items


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

Paper Products

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

Personal Care
Soft Soap
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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