Holiday help available for families struggling during pandemic

Posted at 2:20 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 15:20:17-05

If you need resources to help you pay for necessities this holiday season, some area organizations may be able to help.

Some organizations are providing ways to help the community get through this difficult time, while supplies last.

All organizations ask those who attend events or visit locations in person to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Salvation Army of Milwaukee County
Registration for the gift program this holiday season ended Dec. 2, but if families didn't register, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County says to contact your closest Salvation Army Worship and Community Center (Corps) after the end of the distribution to see if they have an opportunity to assist you.

The Sharing Center (serves only those in Kenosha County West of I-94)
Low income and COVID impacted Western Kenosha County residents in need of holiday gifts and meals can call the Center at 262.298.5535 to learn more. The Sharing Center will distribute gifts and food through 12/23/2020

Community Advocates
If you are in need of rental assistance, Community Advocates urges applicants to submit applications by December 21, 2020.

All Saints Catholic Church
Food pantry operates on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Come to the parking lot at 4051 N. 25th Street. You don't have to register, but you do need to show an ID. Please wear a mask and social distance.

Saint Vincent De Paul
At noon on Christmas Day, St. Vincent De Paul Society will hand out stocking stuffers and small gifts for children. Participants can show up at either of the Milwaukee locations below. Please wear a mask and social distance. There are a limited amount of gifts available.

  • 931 W. Madison Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • 2600 N. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI

There is also a free meal program offered at these sites. It is offered five nights per week at 2600 N. 2nd Street and six nights per week at 931 W. Madison Street.
Elca Outreach Center
This organization has a clothing closet with FREE clothes for anyone. They have children’s clothes as well as men’s and women’s clothing. They are also offering free legal advice, personal care kits and prescription co-pay vouchers. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

La Casa de Esperanza
The organization is doing a Christmas Giving Tree for kids that attend its Early Childhood Education Program and the kids that attend their Charter School.
The organization also offers support in various ways like heating costs, childcare, job training and more.

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