Advocates of Ozaukee is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating a shelter for individuals seeking a temporary safe haven from situations of domestic and/or sexual violence. We greatly appreciate both your concern and your support for this cause. Below is a list of Advocates' needs and wishes. A donation of any of these items would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything you would like to donate that is not on this listing, please call us to see if it is something we can use.
Each month we have a list that 'rotates' - however, we have a list of general items we can use all the time:
Also note, beyond our MONTHLY items below, we have an urgent need for Shared Ride Taxi Vouchers. To learn more, click here.
Holiday Gift Shop Event
We invite the individuals and families served through our programs to participate in our annual Holiday Gift Shop! This year due to COVID-19, this event will be set up as a drive-thru.
How It Works: Our gift shop takes place in the second or third week of December. Through the generosity of our wonderful donors, we fill our "shop" with new items for our guests to select gifts for themselves or loved ones - free of charge. We provide wraping supplies and homemade bakery too!
**In order to have our shop ready for "shoppers" we ask that all donations be picked up or delivered by the first week of December and no later than December 10th. If you are hoping to donate and it is after December 10th, 2020, please call us at 262-284-3577 to explore options (sometimes our shop needs a boost, so don't hestiate to inquire). **
Sponsor a Family
Looking to buy more specific gifts for a family or individual we've served through our programs? We work to pair our community donors with a family or individual who may need some extra support during the holidays. We provide donors with a wish list for each family member. Wish lists will include: ages, gender identity, sizes for reference and some specific items the individual would love to unwrap. All gifts can be wrapped with a small tag containing the recipient's name, gender and age.
If you are interested in sponsoring a family or individual for the holidays please connect with our Volunteer Manager, Alyssa, at 262-284-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: for the safety and confidentiality of those we serve, we do not provide real names or allow for gifts to be delivered to homes. All donations will either be picked up or dropped off by our volunteers or staff.
262-284-3577, ext. 6
|January||White twin sheets, white bath towels and washcloths, pillows|
|March||Paper products, diapers and wipes|
|May||First Aid supplies (new and unopened)|
|June||Toiletries/Personal care items (new, unopened, no travel size)|
|July||White twin sheets, white bath towels and washcloths, pillows|
|September||Paper products, diapers and wipes|
|November||Holiday Gift Shop items|
|December||Toiletries/Personal care items (new, unopened, no travel size)|
|All Year||Gift cards to local stores, restaurants, movie theaters, hair salons, gas cards and Shared Ride Taxi vouchers.|