Our shelter provides temporary housing for individuals seeking a safe haven from situations of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence.
You can get involved supporting individuals on their healing journey by donating health, beauty, household, and lifestyle items.
We regularly update our “wishlist” items here and in our monthly newsletters. Thank you for your support!
Shelter Wish Lists
- Full-size sheets (new)
- Shampoo (adult)
- Conditioner (adult)
- Shampoo (kids)
- Face Wash
- Clorox Wipes
- Gift cards: (Non-VISA): Walmart; Pick-n-Save; Piggly Wiggly; Kwik Trip; Aldi; Metro Market
- Gas cards Aldi
- Ride Share Taxi Vouchers
If you are able to help, please contact our Volunteer Manager. email@example.com or call 262-284-3577, ext. 6
Holiday Gift Shop
We invite the individuals and families served at Advocates to participate in our annual Holiday Gift Shop!
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 guests to “shop” during the designated time frame for items for themselves or loved ones–free of charge. The Gift Shop culminates with an amazing, festive Children’s Support Group Holiday Party where our adolescent guests get to select and wrap gifts for their loved ones.
Please note: Ideally we prefer to have the majority of holiday donations picked up by the first week of December in order to keep our Holiday Gift Shop schedule. However, we are happy to accept donations during and after the gift shop period.
Adopt a Family
Looking to buy more specific gifts for a family or individual we’ve served through Advocates?
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 wishlist for each family member in the family. 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 adopting a family or individual for the holidays please connect with our Volunteer Manager at 262-284-3577.
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 at our location.
Gift Cards and Monetary Donations
Consider a monetary or gift card purchase to help support our guests during the holiday season. Gift cards from the following places are great for the holiday and rest of the year:
- General Stores: Walmart, Target
- Grocery Stores: Piggly Wiggly, Costco, Pick n Save, etc.
- Gas Cards: BP, Casey’s, Kwik Trip, ExxonMobile, etc.
- Shared Ride Taxi Vouchers
Local Holiday Events
Advocates is pleased to partner with several local organizations that donate their time and resources in holiday fundraisers. Information on the dates/time, location, and nature of these events will be posted on our website, social media sites, and through our monthly newsletter:
- Mequon Police Department Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
- Kapco 4 Kids
Our Wish Lists:
Children’s Wish List
- Board Games (Various Ages)
- Disney Princess Dolls
- Baby Dolls
- Art and Crafts Kits
- Play-Doh Sets
- Jewelry Making Kits
- My Little Pony
- Shopkins Figures and Toys
- Hatchimals Toys
- Shimmer and Shine Toys
- Paw Patrol Toys
- Hello Kitty Items
- Legos and Lego Friends Sets
- Mega Blocks
- Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars
- Tonka Trucks
- Walkie Talkies
- Nerf Toys
- Footballs, Basketballs, Kickballs
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys
- Dollhouse Toys and Accessories
- Minecraft Toys, Games and Movies
- Movie Theater Passes
- Disney and Pixar Movies
Adult and Teenage Wish List
- Gift Cards to Stores (Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, etc.)
- Gift Cards to Restaurants (Subway, McDonalds, Culvers, etc.)
- Gift Cards to Gas Stations (Kwik Trip, Exxon Mobile, BP, etc.)
- Gift Cards to Grocery Stores (Piggly Wiggly, Walmart, Pick N Save)
- Movie Passes
- Gift Cards to Hair Salons
- ITunes and Xbox Live Gift Cards
- DVD’s (No R- rated)
- Video Games (Minecraft, Racing Games, etc.)
- Journals and Pens
- Flash Drives
- Body Lotion
- Perfume and Cologne
- Hair Accessories
- Pajamas (All Sizes)
- Bath Robes (All Sizes)
- Hats, Gloves/Mittens, Scarves
- Fashion Scarves
- Purses and Wallets
- Gourmet Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
- Bed in a Bag
- Kitchen Utensils and Pots/Pan Sets
- Science Kits
- Craft Kits and Supplies (Crochet, Knitting, etc.)
- Board Games
- Brewer’s Clothing and Hats
- Packers Clothing and Hats