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COVID-19, Where to Donate and Help in Waukesha County

With the pandemic of the coronavirus and COVID-19, many in our community are in need more than ever. If you want to help, but don’t know where to start, see below. To find all the information regarding coronavirus and Waukesha County, visit the Waukesha County government site HERE.

This is an active and living post and will be updated as more information comes in. You can also click/tap through to the Facebook post and or Instagram post below to join the conversation. Thank you for being an amazing community. 

We are Community

If you are in need of a delivery to be scheduled in the Oconomowoc area, please go to LakeCountryStrong. Deliveries can be scheduled to deliver food (both from a grocery store or a restaurant) or prescription medication. Find all the delivery details HERE.

If you are looking for a way to support the meal program through the Mukwonago School District, here’s one way! Purchase apparel from the Mukwonago Strong site. $2 of each item purchased will be used to help the Mukwonago Schools’s breakfast and lunches. Fed kids are happy kids!

Are you in need or in a position to help your neighbor in need? LakeCountryGiving will facilitate local gift cards for you. Access the website for all the details. 

Organizations to Support in the Coronavirus and COVID-19

Many of these organizations are in need of financial support as well as physical donations. Please visit the website of each to see how best to serve. Thank you for helping our community thrive in the face of a pandemic. 

Children’s Wisconsin

ProHealth Care Hospitals in Waukesha County are in need of new, unused medical supplies. See HERE.

  • If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, you can through this link

Froedert Hospital in the greater Milwaukee area is need of new, unused medical supplies.

Local Food Pantries are in need of supplies.

Lake Area Free Clinic in Oconomowoc

The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County

Waukesha County Health and Human Services

The Salvation Army of Waukesha County

  • DONATIONS NEEDED: 

      • NONPERISHABLE FOOD –
        (Where possible, avoid items packaged in glass and opt for items packaged in sturdy cans, boxes or bags), including: Canned meals (soup, stew, chili), tuna, chicken (or other canned meats), boxed instant meals (mac and cheese, Hamburger Helper), peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned beans, pasta and spaghetti sauce, rice, cereal, healthy snacks, flour and sugar.

      • BABY SUPPLIES –
        Formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and wipes.

      • HYGIENE PRODUCTS –
        Purchased and unused items such as hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors, deodorant, hairbrushes and combs, and feminine hygiene products.

      • CLEANING AND SANITIZING ITEMS –
        Antibacterial spray (such as Lysol), antibacterial wipes, bleach, dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent

      • PAPER PRODUCTS –
        Paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper.
        Thank you, very, VERY much! Drop-off hours at The Waukesha Salvation Army Food Pantry are M-F 8am-Noon and 1-4pm.

  • COMMUNITY MEALS: Although we will NOT be “seating” people inside for our supper at our three meals per week Community Meals Program, we WILL stage WALK-UP operations in our parking lot. We will have “hand-out,” “take away,” “to-go” meals available from 5:00-5:40pm on our standard Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings as which we typically serve 85-115 persons.

  • YOUTH: The Waukesha School District has suspended in-person school activities, and all of our Youth Activities are suspended until further notice.

  • CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS: Both the Thursday Noon weekly Kiwanis lunch meeting and the Wednesday morning weekly TOPS meeting (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) are suspended until further notice. We are working to confirm similar suspensions with the contact persons of other organizations that use our building — in short, all public gatherings/meetings are suspended for now.

  • BUILDING CLOSED — Men will continue to be buzzed into the Emergency Shelter as always. If access to the building is needed otherwise, please call the office at 262-547-7367 for admittance.

  • FOOD PANTRY: We will continue to have our standard Food Pantry distribution hours of Tuesday and Wednesday 1-4pm, and Friday 9am-Noon,  but PATRONS WILL NEED TO TAKE THE ADDITIONAL STEP OF CALLING FOR AN APPOINTMENT DURING THOSE TIMES, to 262-547-7367. We are suspending our “choice pantry” service (in which patrons shop for their needs), and we will temporarily return to our pre-bagged food distribution.

  • BREAD ROOM: Free loaves of bread will still be available daily, but not in our standard “Bread Room.” An alternative arrangement outside of the parking lot main doors will be set-up for people to pick up bread.

  • SPRING BREAK FEED THE KIDS: Will go on as intended, (as a walk-up bagged lunch program in Waukesha’s Sentinel Park) during the week of what was to have been the Waukesha School District’s Spring Break– March 23rd-27th.

  • The Salvation Army of Oak Creek has a specific list here if you live closer to Milwaukee County.

Family Promise of Western Waukesha County

  • Helping homeless children regain and retain their independence

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin (Waukesha) 

  • There are blood shortages. Please consider donating if you are feeling 100% well. 

American Red Cross

  • There are blood shortages. Please consider donating if you are feeling 100% well. 

School Lunches

  • If your children attend a local public school, please contact your local school district for information regarding meals provided throughout the extended coronavirus/COVID-19 break. 

Internet Access

  • Spectrum Internet is offering free internet for 60 days for select households. View all the details here and if you qualify for free services. 

Local Woman Helping 

  • Heather Winser of Pewaukee is assisting families with help at this time. If help is needed, Winser can be contacted at 414-659-0932.

Badgerland Pressure Cleaning

  • Donating services to area parks and schools for a limited amount of time. 
  • Waukesha Based Company
  • Details

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