November 17, 2014 - County Executive Chris Abele and Mayor Tom Barrett kicked off the 8th Annual Holiday Drive on Monday, November 17th at Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. This year’s donation drive will once again benefit returning soldiers and the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI).
“For seven years, Milwaukee businesses, government workers, and residents have given generously to our annual holiday donation drive. I am grateful to have the opportunity to show our appreciation and make a real difference in the lives of deserving veterans,” Mayor Barrett said.
The MHVI is looking for donations of basic household items like toothpaste, dental floss, dish soap and toilet paper. Donation bins will be set up inside City Hall, the Courthouse, participating Walgreens stores and various locations across Milwaukee County from November 17th – December 15th.
“I am constantly amazed and proud of how generous people in Milwaukee County are and I know they will once again help this great cause,” said County Executive Chris Abele. “Whether it’s one item or a ten, every little bit helps get homeless veterans back on their feet.”