The Capuchin ministries offer suggestions for those who wish to help Milwaukee’s poor and homeless this holiday season.
The House of Peace ministry, located 1702 W. Walnut, is in need of over 6,000 new toys for children, birth to 12 years of age. Food for holiday baskets, which will be distributed to 1,000 central city families is also needed. The need for new socks, new underwear is always constant.
St. Ben’s Community Meal, 1015 N. 9th St., serves food and provides medical care to Milwaukee’s homeless and chronically poor. Known as Milwaukee’s largest nightly potluck dinner, over 2,000 hot meals are served each week by sponsoring groups and organizations. Guests are in need of new socks, new underwear, hygiene products, blankets and jackets. Jackets sized Double XX or Triple XXX are particularly needed. St. Ben’s also needs cash donations for its bus ticket program, which allows the poor to travel to doctor appointments and for the ID assistance program.
For more information on the Capuchin friars and the Capuchin ministries, visit www.thecapuchins.org
The House of Peace, established 1968, and St. Ben’s Community Meal, established 1970, are Capuchin ministries and are part of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph which is headquartered in Detroit, and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide.