Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive

The 2024 Help for the Homeless Hygiene drive is February 11th – March 3rd.

The Family’s annual ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive partners with the community to help stock the shelves of 100+ homeless and crisis programs in 19 Wisconsin communities. The goal of the program is the supply a year’s worth of products to each agency. Donations remain in the community they come from.

Help for the Homeless has provided $5.4 million dollars worth of hygiene and cleaning supplies to local crisis programs over the past 32 years.

In 2023, generous community members at 900+ businesses, churches, and schools hosted collection boxes and donated $665,000 worth of laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. to their local crisis programs. View 2023 highlights in our thank you video.


Purchase new, unused hygiene and cleaning supplies and drop them off at the boxes located at participating stores. Boxes are typically found near the entrance or check-out areas of the store.

Most urgent needs include:
  • Soaps: laundry, dish, soft, shower gel, 2-in-1 shampoo
  • Trash bags (shelters especially need these for bedrooms)
  • Diapers (sizes 3-6 and Pull-Ups)
  • Deodorant (unscented)
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable razors
  • Tampons and maxi pads

Visit The Family website for more information on how you can help: