Mary Lou's Closet
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Mary Lou's Closet

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Mary Lou Young is considered a national thought leader and an agent for change. As the former President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Mary Lou raised millions of dollars to create lasting change in our community.

Her legacy of service lives on with Mary Lou’s Closet. This community closet mobilizes items that will be distributed at Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership schools and United Way’s funded agencies and partners. We are currently collecting unused, new of the following:

Youth Hygiene Items:

  • Men's, women's, or neutral scented deodorant
  • Menstrual hygiene products (pads, tampons)
  • Soap or body wash
  • Dental hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

Items should be NEW, NEVER USED and appropriate for youth ages 4 - 17.

Drop Off Locations:

United Way Milwaukee Office
225 West Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3951

United Way Waukesha Office
New location coming soon, please connect with us if you need a Waukesha drop off.

To ensure staff is available, please schedule a drop off appointment at both locations. Contact: Sarah Kiefer at 414.837.3085.


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School Closet Sponsorship 

If your workplace or community group is interested in sponsoring an on-site closet at one of our community schools, please contact Jayne Thoma at 414.837.3180.


Questions: Please contact Sarah Kiefer at 414.837.3180.