Help out local nonprofits, check out their wish list

EDITOR'S NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, please be sure to double check with an organization in advance before making a donation.

Below is a wish list of items and volunteer opportunities from nonprofit organizations in Racine County. They were provided by local nonprofit organizations.

Other nonprofit organizations in Racine County who would like to have their wish lists published here may email them to Community Coordinator Loreen Mohr at: Please include contact information and information about where to donate or volunteer. Updated lists should also be sent to Loreen Mohr at

These organizations offer their thanks to all who have made donations so far.

Giving to the Nations is devoted the alleviation of hygiene poverty and the inability to afford the everyday items. The organization has been providing personal care and household cleaning products throughout the community since 2017. Its current needs are:

Drop off donations at Arise! Christian Stores, 4003 Durand Ave. Call 262-633-8680 for store hours. For more information, go to

Contact Toys for Tots 262-633-1379 on Wednesdays between 8 to 11:30 a.m. for more information. Toys for Tots is located at 800 Center St. Toys and supplies also can be dropped off at any fire station east of the interstate, Kortendick's Hardware and Wells Fargo Bank on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Racine Art Museum is seeking docents to learn and talk about art, socialize and engage with members of the community. Docents serve as valuable guides for scheduled tours, school field trips, free First Fridays and special events at RAM and RAM's Wustum Museum. If interested in becoming a docent, contact Sharon Martinoff at 262-619-3533 or email

The Racine Friendship Clubhouse Inc. has been empowering adults living with mental illness in the Racine community for over 20 years. It provides social support and self-directed programming that helps its members achieve social, educational, and vocational goals.

RFC is located at 2000 17th St., Racine. For more information, call 262-636-9393 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and ask for Marisol Salazar.

The Scherrer Cares Buddy Bench Program exists to support Wisconsin schools in their anti-bullying efforts by providing students a tool to build and foster friendships.

Scherrer Cares donates customized buddy benches to schools at no cost through fundraising and community support, and we need your help! Our biggest fundraiser is our annual golf outing held every June in which all proceeds go directly toward placing buddy bench into schools. The following items are needed and would be greatly appreciated at any time:

You can also give a direct donation of money at any time by visiting the Scherrer Cares webpage at Then, click on the “PayPal Donate Now” button.

Any questions regarding a donation, our annual golf outing, or about the program itself, please email

Chrissy’s K-9 Kastle is a nonprofit dog rescue. Dogs are provided with necessary medical care including spaying and neutering services. We work diligently to further educate the public, especially children on the importance of pet sterilization and the humane treatment of all animals. We teach dogs early socialization.

Donations can be picked up and/or dropped off by calling 262-880-0567 and leaving a voicemail or text. We have volunteer opportunities for fosters and general office work (from home) which involves making phone calls, helping process applications, making veterinary appointments, follow up phone calls, puppy play and yard work. Our wish list is as follows:

Lincoln Villas North is a Housing and Urban Development apartment building designed to assist individuals who are on a fixed income. Our wish list includes:

Call Michael Stirle at 262-833-0138 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for more information or to make arrangements to make donations.

The Racine Area Veterans Center is in need of:

To make arrangements to donate, or for more information, contact William F. May at 262-308-2542, or

Careers Industries enriches the lives of people with disabilities through work, care and community. We also help local organizations and businesses meet their business and staffing needs.

Items can be delivered to Careers Industries, 4811 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 262-752-4100 for more information.

The Hospitality Center provides Racine’s largest meal program and offers hospitality without agenda to all in need of shelter, friendship, food and safety during the daytime hours. Volunteers and donations keep us running!

The Hospitality Center is open at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Racine on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. A community meal is also held on the last Thursday of the month from 5-6 p.m. All are welcome.

Center needs:

Donations may be dropped off at the Hospitality Center at 614 Main St. (corner of Seventh and Main) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please contact Seth Raymond at 414-379-2228 or for further information.

Hospice Alliance provides hospice care “wherever a patient calls home” — a private residence, residence of a loved one, assisted living facility, nursing homes and in our 24/7 residential care facility. As a nonprofit community hospice, we provide care for all people, regardless of ability to pay. Hospice Alliance is the only hospice provider in Southeast Wisconsin to earn the national Hospice Honors and Hospice Honors elite award in back-to-back years.

Please drop off donations at Hospice Alliance, 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158 or call 262-652-4400 for pick-up. To learn about volunteer opportunities with Hospice Alliance, contact Jill Hickson at 262-652-4400 or For more information, go to

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 21 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 925,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. Visit to learn more.

What we need:

Call YWCA’s Dress for Success program to schedule a donation drop-off appointment. Please call 262-898-5530, Option 2.

Rooted in hope, the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center is dedicated to environmental education and care of Earth in a context of community, contemplation, creativity and cultivation.

Items on the center's wish list include:

Donations are appreciated and accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Road, Caledonia. To confirm that items are needed, call 262-681-8527. Center staff can pick up larger items, if needed.

Woof Gang Rescue Inc. is a nonprofit, no-kill, all-volunteer dog rescue in Racine dedicated to rescuing dogs in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation, as well as those in danger of abuse or neglect. Dogs are spayed or neutered, current on all shots and microchipped prior to placing in foster homes while waiting to be adopted. Options for donating include Paypal ( and Amazon.

Items needed are:

Items can be shipped or dropped off at Woof Gang Rescue Inc., 1535 Layard Ave., Racine, WI, 53403, or call Nancy Feest, fundraising coordinator, at 262-939-4460 to arrange for pickup of items that cannot be shipped. Volunteers and foster homes are always needed. For more information, call Feest or go to

The mission of the Siena Retreat Center is to nurture a healing and holistic spirituality in an environment of joy, peace and beauty.

Below is a list of items that would be appreciated as donations to The Siena Retreat Center.

Donations may be dropped off at 5637 Erie St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call the front desk at 262-898-2590.

Faith, Hope & Love is a nonprofit program providing support to children in crisis in southeastern Wisconsin. We deliver Duffels for Kids filled with personal care and comfort items to law enforcement, homeless shelters, domestic abuse shelters, foster care and local schools. BlastPacks filled with fun, entertaining items for children visiting parents who are incarcerated. Santa's Workshop — providing Christmas presents to children in Racine County foster care.

Items needed are:

For more information, call Heather Lojeski at 262-902-0556 or go to Donations can be dropped off at 2314 LaSalle St.

The Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin's mission is to assist homeless and at risk veterans strive for normalcy in life by providing food, clothing, shelter and other basic human needs.

Items most needed are:

Donations may be dropped off 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin, 1624 Yout St., Racine. For more information or to make arrangements for pickup of donations, call 262-221-8350 or visit

John XXIII Educational Center, a ministry of St. Patrick's Parish, offers programs for sixth- through 12th-grade students in an effort to prepare them for success in high school so that they can graduate with various career choices and with the leadership skills necessary to become leaders in the Racine community.

Supervised study hall, individual mentoring and tutoring sessions are offered Monday through Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8 p.m. John XXIII Educational Center is open to children of all religious affiliations and racial backgrounds. A minimal cost of $25 per semester or other in kind donations are requested to help defray the cost of supplies and materials. Outreach sessions are offered during the school day in area middle schools.

Items that would be greatly appreciated include:

Donations may be dropped off at 1101 Douglas Ave. For more information, call 262-898-7250.

The mission of the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) is to provide community members with opportunities to explore the Great Lakes and connected ecosystems through recreation, education, demonstration and research. The REC is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the City of Racine.

The REC is in need of the following new or gently-used items:

Donations may be dropped off at the REC, 1301 W. Sixth St., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from now until Sept. 25. For weekday drop-offs, contact Laura Schulz at 262-595-2912 or email to make arrangements.

The Burlington Senior Center (BSC) serves as a senior activity center. BSC provides the following activities for western Racine, western Kenosha and eastern Walworth County seniors: bridge, euchre, hand & foot, pinochle, sheepshead, bunco, dominoes, crafts, ADRC lunch program, senior sports including volleyball, bowling, softball, Our Harmony Club, jam sessions, parties, trips and more.

For more information, call BSC at 262-716-0329. Donated items may be dropped off at 587 E. State St., Burlington.

For more information, contact Terri Plachy at Love, Inc., 480 S. Pine St., Burlington, WI 53105 or call 262- 763-6226, ext. 105.

The mission of Bethany Apartments is to provide Transitional Housing to women and children who have suffered from domestic abuse.

Bethany Apartments provides safe, decent affordable housing and opportunities for survivors of domestic abuse to regain their self-esteem, pursue educational opportunities, employment and a new beginning. Bethany Apartments is sponsored by the Racine Dominicans.

Items on our wish list:

Please call 262-633-9446 or email for information on dropping off donations.

The Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving all of Racine County.

Donated items may be dropped off at the Volunteer Center of Racine County Inc., 6216 Washington Ave., Suite G, Racine, WI 53406 at the Western Village. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 262-886-9612.

Call 262-637-0582 to arrange a convenient drop-off time at the NAMI Racine County office.

To make a donation, contact Alison Sergio 262-632-2400 or drop off donations to the Health Care Network office at 904 State St., Racine.

Office supplies:

Household goods:

Health products:

Focus on Community's mission is to unite the community in an effort to prevent substance abuse and inspire healthy life choices. Focus on Community is currently in need of the following items:

Donations may be dropped off or mailed to Focus, 510 College Ave., Racine, WI 53403. For more information, call Gina Wisialowski at 262-632-6200 or go to

HOPE Safehouse is a nonprofit dog and cat shelter in Racine. Mission: “Working together to help homeless and abused animals.” Our name HOPE stands for “Help for Orphaned Pets through Education.” Our primary goal is to educate the public on the importance of spay/neutering their pets and proper care habits to decrease the number of abandoned and abused animals.

In 2005, HOPE rescued 327 animals from the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, provided them with emergency medical care, shelter and placed them into loving homes with the help of animal lovers in our community. HOPE continues to provide education to the public and food, shelter and medical care to animals in need.

Donations may be dropped off at the HOPE office, 1234 Lathrop Ave. Call ahead for hours, 262-634-4571.

Those interested in volunteering or fostering can apply on our website: or may email

The Racine Literacy Council Adult Tutoring Program provides tutoring to adults who want to learn English, improve basic literacy skills, including math, or work toward getting a GED.

The RLC offers small group instruction for citizenship, driver's license testing, conversation classes and computer-assisted learning. Volunteers from the community are trained as tutors to work with adults in the program. Tutors meet with the students for two hours a week, with day, evening and Saturday hours available.

If you are 16 years old or older and interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, go to or call 262-632-9495 for more information.

Wish list:

Contact the Racine Literacy Council for more information.

It is the mission of the Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center to enable and empower all children to strive toward the fundamental successes in life through recognition of the importance of reading.

The CNK Reading Center is in need of:

To arrange for a donation drop off, call Becky St. Martin at 262-939-0107. To volunteer, go to and complete the Volunteer Application Form online.

The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin has been an agent for positive change since 2009 for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Racine, Kenosha and surrounding counties. The LGBT Center is focused on supporting the LGBT community and seeks to provide a safe and empowering environment for LGBT-identified persons in the area, as well as link and integrate with other nonprofit organizations and service providers in order to help clients thrive. Many clients are homeless and some items are used to provide for their needs. The center also offers support groups for individuals, and some items are used to assist some group members. The center offers drop-in hours five days a week.

The following items are needed for some of our clients who otherwise would not have these items available

For more information, email Ida Love at or Dale Estes at at the LGBT Center of Southeast Wisconsin, 1456 Junction Ave., or call 262-664-4100.

Our Harmony Club, with the help of trained volunteers, offers activities and companionship in a group setting to seniors who need assistance or supervision. The club provides the time for the spouse, caregiving child or other family member to attend to their own needs for up to six hours.

Call Dawn Vlach at 262-880-5301 or Sue Pettit at 262-716-1998 to arrange for donations or with questions.

Royal Family KIDS — Racine Camp is one of an international network of camps, Royal Family KIDS Inc. ( In cooperation with Racine County Human Service Foster Care Program, we take children from ages 7 to 11 who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned to a residential camp for five days each summer. Our goal is to provide positive memories to these children in a safe, fun, secure environment. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that funds the camp through money we raise, as well as, gifts in kind.

Royal Family KIDS — Racine Camp is in need of the following items for our camp:

Contact Fred or Chris Oertel, directors at 262-639-0480; 262-930-3418 or email, or go to

Peace Learning Circles is a nonprofit, educational organization. Our mission is to promote a culture of peace through education to youth and communities. PLC teaches safe, nonviolent ways to deal with conflicts and differences. We focus on respect, values, teamwork, inclusion, unity, compassion and how to be a peacemaker and peace mentor in homes, schools and communities.

Cash donations are needed. Send a tax-deductible donation to: Peace Learning Circles, 8712 Third Ave., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. For more information, contact Joe Mangi, president, at 262-945-2612 or email

Make your day by making a senior smile.

Racine County Meals on Wheels has a need for volunteer drivers.

If you have 1½ hours to spare once a week or when needed, you could help us make sure no senior goes hungry.

A smile, driver’s license, insurance and a reliable car is all that is needed. A gas stipend is offered.

To learn more, contact the Meals on Wheels office at 262-833-8766. For more information, contact Ruth Stauersbol at 262-898-1370.

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization Inc. is a homeless shelter serving up to 120 people each day. Currently, we are in immediate need of the following items:

For our Family Program:

For our Housing Programs:

Items NOT ACCEPTED: Leftovers from a rummage sale; old/heavily used shoes & boots; electronics; stuffed animals or toys (take to Toys for Tots); car seats; books; shoes and clothing.

Contact Meagan Sus at 262-498-2348 or email For current needs, go to

Housing Resources Inc. is a HUD-approved agency that provides training for first-time home buyers as well as post-purchase foreclosure-prevention counseling and assistance.


If you would like to make a donation or for information about dropping off donations, contact MaryBeth Aldrich, program manager, at 262-636-8271 or

Loose Ends Sewing and Stitching Group meets weekly (Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Waterford Public Library to sew for local nursing homes and organizations in need of stitched items such as wheelchair/walker totes and clothing protectors. New stitchers are always welcome.

We are a nonprofit group and survive on donations. We are in need of:

Drop off items at the Waterford Public Library, 101 N River St. in Waterford, or send email to

Making A Shelter A Home:

Therapeutic aids to healing:

Help out local nonprofits, check out their wish list

Gift cards:

Because of our work with victims who remain in the community, gift cards are always helpful to aid their transition to a single-income family. Gift cards can be purchased at: area grocery stores; area pharmacies; Home Depot or Menards; gas stations OR consider tickets for family fun outings like the movies or bowling.

Children’s items:

Household items:

Personal products:

Office items:

For more information, including a street address at which to drop off donations, Katy Stephan Cothell at or 262-633-3233.

Items may be dropped off at the Racine Symphony Orchestra office at 800 Center St. Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 262-636-9285 for additional information.

Contact Renee Heider at or 262-412-6314 to make arrangements to make any donations.

Racine Vocational Ministry Inc. assists unemployed and under-employed individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. RVM also provides employers with quality ready-to-work employees. For more information about RVM, visit:

Our current needs include:

To donate items, contact Racine Vocational Ministry, 214 Seventh St., Racine, at 262-633-8660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday for more information.

SMILES is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through a partnership with horses. The horse is a powerful motivator and participants receive a host of physical and emotional benefits while riding and communicating with their four-legged friends. Virtually anybody can experience positive gains, regardless of age, disability, or current situation, as they are empowered by this large but gentle animal.

Volunteers, 13 years and older, are needed for so many aspects of the program:

No experience is necessary and training is provided.

Not sure about helping in the barn? How about:

For more information, call Katie, the volunteer coordinator, at 262-882-3470 or email her at volunteer@smiles.Nu.

Below is SMILES' wish list:

Horse/barn supplies:

Office supplies:

Fundraising supplies and misc.:

Donations are appreciated for the following:

Engrave a brick in our patio with your message:

For questions, visit the SMILES website at or call SMILES at 262-882-3470.

Donations can be dropped off at N2666 County Road K, Darien.

Friends of the Library needs donations of the following:

We do not accept encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest condensed books.

Proceeds from the sale of the donated books fund library programs not covered by the annual budget. Books may be dropped off at the front desk of the library.

Contact the library with any questions or call Hazel Dickfoss at 262-886-9133.

Donations may be dropped off at the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus, 2706 Chicory Road, Racine, Monday through Friday noon to 8 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have any questions regarding items, programs or volunteer opportunities (we are currently looking for foster volunteers!), please contact us at 262-554-6699 or, or check out

A ministry of the Racine Dominicans, the Senior Companion Program is a nonprofit organization whose mission seeks to enhance the quality of life for older adults through socialization, friendship and sharing of information. Volunteers have provided companionship with compassion to the Racine community and surrounding Wisconsin communities since 1978. Volunteers visit lonely or isolated older adults in their homes, in nursing homes or in supportive living facilities.

Donations may be dropped off at Senior Companion Program Inc., 5111 Wright Ave., Racine, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 262-898-1941 for more information.

Donations may be dropped off at the River Bend Nature Center located at 3600 N. Green Bay Road, Caledonia, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions regarding items, programs or volunteer opportunities please feel free to call us at 262-639-1515 or email

ReStore takes donations of the items listed below from contractors, lumber yards and individuals and sells those items to the general public, with proceeds going directly to the local Habitat for Humanity housing fund.

Donations wanted:

For donation information, please call or visit Habitat ReStore at 2302 DeKoven Ave., Racine, during store hours, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 262-898-2929 for more information.

Items may be dropped off the Zoo office, 200 Goold St. Call 262-636-9189 for more information.

HOPES Center is a Racine Dominican ministry providing counseling, case management and healing arts to the homeless of Racine. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. Donations can be dropped off at 521 Sixth Street in Racine. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Sr. Rita via email at or by calling 262-898-2940 For more information, visit

The Arc of Racine is an organization that provides advocacy, support and education to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. All donations are greatly appreciated.

To donate, please call our office at 262-634-6303 or email us at

The mission of the Transitional Living Center is to provide temporary and timely assistance to those people in need of shelter and living essentials who are willing to accept personal responsibility and the empowerment that goes along with it.

TLC "helps the homeless help themselves." TLC can always use:

Donations may be dropped off at or sent to Transitional Living Center, 482 S. Pine St., Burlington, WI 53105. For more information, email or call 262-767-1478.

Shepherds College is the country’s leading, accredited post-secondary school for students with intellectual disabilities. Donations are used to support the students in their pursuit of a life of independence and inclusion.

Any donations of the following items can be mailed to: Shepherds College, c/o Wish List Coordinator, 1805 15th Ave., Union Grove, WI 53182 or dropped off Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Findley Center located at the same address. We are no longer accepting clothing donations.

For a tour of our campus, contact Scott Perkins at To discuss volunteer opportunities, contact Becci Terrill at For more information, go to

Wish List Items:

Call Joycelyn Fish at 262-633-1250, ext. 105, or via email at or stop by 2519 Northwestern Ave. from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays. For further information on RTG, visit

The following is a wish list of items for RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled), a nonprofit agency which provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to develop physical, social, emotional, vocational and leisure skills that can be applied across home, school, work and community settings.

We are dedicated to promoting health and wellness among our clientele and are a long standing Partner Provider of United Way of Racine County.

Contact us at 262-633-0291 to make arrangements for delivery of wish list items, or to learn more about ways in which you can support RADD programs and participants. Visit our website at to see all that RADD has to offer. RADD is also found on Facebook. RADD is located at 3131 Taylor Ave., Building No. 4, Racine, WI 53405.

The mission of the Racine Public Library is to enhance our community’s quality of life by providing information, ideas and creative works.

The Racine Public Library is located at 75 Seventh St., Racine, WI 53403. For more information, contact Darcy Mohr at 262-636-9247 or

Donations may be dropped off at the school or mailed to the school at 1008 High St., Racine, WI 53402. Call the school at 262-632-6797 to make other arrangements or for more information.

SAFE Haven of Racine’s mission is to improve the quality of life for youth and families by providing safe living environments, crisis support and community intervention, and services that focus on basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. The goal is to help youth achieve results beyond these boundaries in education, self-esteem, employment, problem-solving and life skills.

Donations may be dropped off or mailed to SAFE Haven of Racine, 1030 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53403. For more information, call 262-637-9559, email or visit

Since 1997 the Racine Arts Council has been offering the Lonely Instruments Need Kids program (LINK) to support the young people of our community and school music programs throughout Racine County by providing musical instruments to elementary and middle school children who are financially unable to purchase or rent an instrument of their own.

We seek donations of slightly used musical instruments in good playing condition.

Cash donations are also needed for instrument repairs. Flutes, violins, saxophones, violas, clarinets and baritones are especially needed.

To donate, call The Racine Arts Council office at 262-635-0261 or email us at

Choose from the "Food Drive Five":

Also, please remember:

Also needed:

Cleaning supplies:

Office supplies:

Client Services needs:


If you’d like to make a donation, please call the Care Net Family Resource Center first, at 262-658-2555, to make arrangements. You may also contact Care Net via email at:

Gift cards to:

Also: Forever stamps, riding snowblower, skid steer, passenger van, golf cart.

Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Contact Donna Jorgenson, campus administrator, at 262-633-6401 or for more information.

Racine County Opportunity Center, 4214 Sheridan Road, is a nonprofit organization that includes the Community Placement Program and the Nestling Place Day Care under one roof.

The Community Placement Program is staffed by trained personnel who specialize in job development and training disabled persons in community based sites. The Community Placement Program was established in 1980.

The Nestling Place provides amply qualified staffs who direct a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The Nestling Place was established in 1990 to provide a much needed additional source of high-quality early childhood education/daycare within the community

To make a donation, contact Jamie Dieter-Pias, assistant supervisor to Job Development, at 262-554-8662.

The Nestling Place Day Care:

To make a donation, contact Michelle Beeglem director, at 262-515-1531. Please call before visiting.

Thread by Thread is a clothing ministry located at Bethania Lutheran Church that serves residents of Racine who are in need of good clean clothing for their families. We are open the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 6–7:30 p.m. The clothing is free of charge and we ask only that you take what you need and need what you take. Bethania Lutheran Church is located at 4120 Wright Ave. We are asking for assistance with the following items:

Donations may be dropped off at Bethania Lutheran Church, 4120 Wright Ave. on Wednesdays when we are open or anytime in the donation box located in the parking lot in back of the church.

For additional information call 262-632-7267.

The Racine Raiders Football Club is a nonprofit/tax-exempt club made up of all volunteers. We are always looking for good people who want to join our group of volunteers. Email or call 262-880-3334 and leave a message for more information or to arrange a drop-off of a donation. Gift cards may be mailed to Racine Raiders Football Club, 3806 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI 53402.

Help us to help others.

We continue to need donations of household goods, clothing and furniture

Donated items may be dropped off at 926 LaSalle St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays only (until further notice).

If you'd like to donate furniture, call St. Vincent de Paul at 262-633-6467 to arrange for pickup.

Seno K/RLT Conservancy is dedicated to natural resource education and preservation. Below is our wish list:

Seno K/RLT Conservancy is located at 3606 Dyer Lake Road (Highway P), Burlington, WI 53105. Call us at 262-539-3222 or email to arrange for donation drop-off at Seno. Visit our Facebook page at Seno K/RLT Conservancy and our website at Better yet — come out for a walk on our trails. We are open dawn to dusk all year long.

The Racine Urban Garden Network (RUGN) is a volunteer-run organization focused on increasing access to healthy food and building community stewardship in the City of Racine. RUGN accomplishes these goals by creating community gardens on previously unused or underused city lots. For a donation of $20, RUGN provides participants with garden plots, tools, soil and water, educational opportunities, and events for social networking and interaction.

If you would like to join RUGN in this mission, monetary donations can be used to purchase compost, wood for building garden beds, etc. We can also use donations of the following items:

To make a donation or to volunteer, contact Chris Flynn at 262-633-8239, visit DP Wigley Co. at 234 Wisconsin Ave. or go to

Items for distribution through the Social Service Program:

These items can be brought to the Salvation Army office, 1901 Washington Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Our mission and goal is to empower parents and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism Solution Pieces is a volunteer-based organization whose purpose is to raise hope and awareness by providing support and peer group meetings, educational conferences, fundraising events, and community outings for Autistic individuals.

We are committed to providing current information on ASD causes, prevention, and treatments so parents and individuals can use these resources to build knowledge best suited for their families.

Our wish list includes:

To make a donation please contact Cindy Schultz 262-639-3041 or email

For more information, visit A.S.P. website:

Racine Youth Sports is a nonprofit organization, with our money coming from player registration. We are also a partner provider of the United Way Racine County.

RYS manages and operates Haban Sports Complex in Sturtevant. We service more than 3,000 youth in baseball, football, volleyball and Judo. Our mission is to provide quality, structured youth sports programs that will teach sports fundamentals, good sportsmanship, character, discipline, competitiveness and teamwork in a positive, caring, safe environment.

RYS believes that sports unite diverse backgrounds, such as: social, racial, gender and economics. In RYS, every child has the opportunity to participate regardless of their athletic or financial ability.

Wish list:

To make a donation, contact Tyler Neuhaus at 262-886-0797 or

Contact Samantha Sustachek at or call 262-619-1634 to volunteer, donate items to SAS or have questions about the program. Any donated items for SAS can be dropped off at its office at 2000 Domanik Drive, fourth floor, Racine, WI 53404.

The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network fosters the Root-Pike and adjacent watersheds to protect and enhance the integrity of water, air and land resources. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain the ecosystem in the watersheds through the funding and facilitation of a regional network of locally initiated projects.

Wish list:

Donations may be dropped off at our office at 800 Center St., Room 118 Racine, WI 53403. Before donating, please call or email Allison Thielen at 262-898-2055 or

Namaste Equine Rescue is a nonprofit equine (horse and donkey) rescue located in Yorkville. The mission of the Namaste Equine Rescue is to procure equines seized by law enforcement, primarily serving the state of Wisconsin, to rehabilitate them mentally and physically and re-home them in a safe, forever environment.

Wish list:

For more information, call 262-492-0767, email or go to

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