November 18, 2013 - County Executive Chris Abele and Mayor Tom Barrett kicked off the 7th Annual Holiday Drive on Monday, November 18th at Milwaukee City Hall. This year’s donation drive will benefit returning soldiers and the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI).
“For six years, Milwaukee businesses, government workers, and residents have demonstrated amazing generosity in our annual holiday donation drive. This year, with County Executive Abele on board, we will amplify the response 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 and other facilities across Milwaukee County from November 18th – December 18th.
“The people of Milwaukee County have shown time and time again they are extremely generous and I know they will rise to the occasion this holiday season,” said County Executive Abele. “We are aiming for a goal of 250 donations for each item. Any help people can give to the veterans who have given so much is appreciated.”