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In 2022, United Way's goal for the Holiday Giving Tree remains the same: to share gifts with our neighbors that may otherwise go without. Last year, with your help, we were able to match over 8,000 wishes. By making a financial gift to United Way's Holiday Giving Tree program, we are able to mobilize gifts for community while supporting small, local businesses.

We are thrilled to be returning in-person and provide the traditional, personalized shopping experience back this year!

Purchase Gifts


This year we hope to mobilize over 6,950 gifts in the community and we are three fourths the way there! While we have many generous donors supporting this year's efforts already, we need your help ensuring the remaining wishes are filled this holiday season so no neighbor goes without.

Each donation of $30 will be used to purchase and directly ship requested gifts to the participating nonprofits. Track this years progress by watching the snow globe fill full of joy. Deadline to make a financial donation is December 5.


We are no longer accepting donations for the 2022 Holiday Giving Tree program.
If you would still like to make a gift to United Way please support our Community Fund.

Corporations & Groups

As a corporate organization or community group you have a couple of engagement options including: 

  • Printed tags for personal shopping. Tags should be a value of $25 each. The deadline for tag requests is now extended to November 8 and there is a minimum request of 10 tags.
  • Corporate sponsorship of an agency's wish list. $3,000 will cover an entire agency’s list of wishes. 

Fill out this form for more information.

Upon completion of the form, a United Way staff member will be in touch with you. 


The registration is now closed.



Holiday Giving Tree Shopping Extravaganza

​United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukehsa County will be hosting its first ever Holiday Giving Tree Shopping Extravaganza.

Volunteers will be help pick out over 500 gifts for individuals in our community who may otherwise go without this holiday season and they will be given a shopping list that lists categories of wishes needed. Once all items have been picked out, United Way will purchase the items at check-out. These items will be delivered directly to the participating agencies in the Holiday Giving Tree program. 


Saturday, December 10

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The exact retailer/location is TBD. You will receive an email from a United Way staff member two weeks ahead of the shopping event with exact logisitcs.

The registration is now closed.



Share a Holiday Wish

Write a note to share a holiday wish and brighten the season of community members. Notes will be distributed alongside several efforts throughout the remainder of this year, including the Holiday Giving Tree Program, outreach to isolated older adults through partner senior centers, and more.

Write a Note 


For questions about your donation, please reach out to our Donor Help Desk via email or 414.267.8408.

For volunteering questions, contact Sydney Radandt at 414.837.3558 or via email.