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The Monthly Wish: April 2021

on Apr 1, 2021

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Your generosity powers our mission, so we’re making sure we use your gifts wisely. Here’s a wish-list of items for our shelters, updated monthly so you can see what we need most and where you can make the biggest impact.


Happy Spring, and welcome to April! As we greet the new season, we want our shelters to be beautiful for our guests. People experiencing homelessness may be facing the darkest time of their life, but being surrounded by healthy gardens can bring a sense of renewal and hope. Do you have flowers, garden pots, and/or gardening skills to give? Contact Katlin at 262-522-1418 or khahn@hebronhouse.org to help brighten someone’s life. 


Along less glamorous lines, we’ve added “toilet bowl cleaner” to our list of always-needed items. So elegant! This month, we also need unused sweatpants for men, and we heard from our Siena House men that they really need belts. It seems like a very specific item, but their clothing is generally second-hand, and they have a hard time finding pants that fit, especially work or dress pants. And finally, for reasons unknown, microwavable ramen noodles have become the most popular item in our shelters right now. Here’s the full list of what we need:


We have an urgent and ongoing need for these items

Toilet paper, paper towels

30-gallon garbage bags

Wash cloths

Coffee, creamer, sugar in small bags

Bottled water


Dishwasher pods, laundry pods, disinfecting wipes, disinfecting spray, mop solution, toilet bowl cleaner


We especially need these items in April

Flower pots, flowers, and gardening supplies

Unused shower curtain liners

Men's belts

Unused men's sweatpants

Microwavable ramen noodles

Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee

Brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners

Unused microwaves


Major impact items we need

Unused large freezers (we currently need 4)

Unused refrigerator with freezer (we currently need 2)

Unused dishwasher (we need 2)

Unused garbage disposer (1)


We don’t need any of these items right now

Clothing, other than those listed above







Items we unfortunately cannot ever accept

Used mattresses

Used bedding

Car seats

Food that is expired or within 2 weeks of expiring

Items that need to be picked up


We are so grateful for all of our friends and supporters who make our shelters a better place for our guests!


Your kindness changes lives. Please consider donating a one-time or monthly gift.



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