Cathedral Center collecting gloves for area homeless residents

The Cathedral Center will collect mittens and gloves for Milwaukee’s homeless residents through its inaugural “Warm Hearts, Warm Hands” campaign.


The drive will run from Thursday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 28. Drop-off sites throughout downtown Milwaukee will accept new and gently used mittens and gloves.

Those sites are:

*The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Jingle Bus Warming House in the Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.
*The Madison Medical Affiliates first-floor lobby, 788 N. Jefferson St.
*Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, 600 E. Wells St.
*East Town Association, 825 N. Jefferson St.

The Cathedral Center, which offers emergency shelter and case management services to women and families who are homes or in a housing crisis, plans to display a “Warm Hearts, Warm Hands” mitten tree in its front lobby with names of donors on mitten cutout ornaments.

The center also plans to collect monetary donations toward the purchase of winter wear. To make a donation, visit Donations can also be sent to the center at 845 N. Van Buren St., Milwaukee, 53202.

“Winter is a difficult time of year for the roughly 1,500 homeless in our city, many of which are women and families with children,” said Donna Rongholt-Migan, executive director of The Cathedral Center. “Something as simple as a warm pair of mittens can provide welcome relief for families in need.”

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