Your Gift of Money
Please scroll down for information about donating items (clothing, toiletries, etc.).
Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge is a 501(c)(3) and counts on people like you to keep the mission of serving Milwaukee’s homeless community operating. There are several different ways to give to Mr. Bob’s. Below are some examples of how your donation can be used. THANK YOU for considering a gift to Mr. Bob’s!
Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge, Inc.
c/o Advent Lutheran Church
w63N642 Washington Ave.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
$10.00 Hygiene Packs – Every week, Mr. Bob’s hands out 125 hygiene packs to the homeless. The packs contain essential items such as soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, wipes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and a wash cloth. Your $10 donation provides the supplies to fill two packs with the necessary goods.
$20.00 New Undergarments – From the chill of winter to the sweat of summer, new undergarments provide the homeless with a sense of cleanliness that is rarely felt on the street. Your $20 donation provides 12 pair of socks or 10 pairs of underwear.
$30.00 Saturday Morning Coffee – Who would have guessed that a styrofoam cup of coffee could provide warmth for more than the body? Coffee has become a staple at Mr. Bob’s stops in the city. It provides warmth for the hearts of the homeless, as well as the volunteers. Your $30 donation provides 250 cups of coffee.
$75.00 Gas for the Donation Truck – Traveling around the city in a box truck is no cheap ride. Your $75 donation provides a tank of gas for the truck and helps to keep the operation moving…literally.
$200.00 Monthly Truck Payment – In order to transport the donated goods, Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge purchased a box truck. The truck is used weekly for the mission. It has become a symbol of hope for the homeless. Your $200 donation takes care of one monthly payment for the truck.
Doing some spring cleaning or any cleaning for that matter? Have clothes, shoes, or household items you no longer use or need? Consider donating them to Mr. Bob’s. All items are sorted by volunteers and handed out to the homeless. Please send a message through our Contact page to set up a drop-off time and place for your donation.
Items Always Needed:
- Toothbrushes, tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, face cloths, hand sanitizer, toilet paper (Travel sizes are best.)
- New men’s and women’s underwear
- Women’s personal hygiene items
- Coffee, powder creamer, sugar hot chocolate mix
October through March:
- Gloves, warm hats, socks, thermal underwear, winter boots, hand warmers, and warm winter coats
- Sleeping bags and warm blankets
April through September:
- Light jackets, hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts, shoes, women’s and men’s pants, and socks
- Light blankets and towels