By PrincessSafiya Byers and Meredith Melland
This story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, where you can find other stories reporting on fifteen city neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Visit milwaukeenns.org.
We’ve compiled a list of holiday events and giveaways during this holiday season.
And we also provide information on how you can donate your money or time.
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Free Christmas Meal Delivery: Monday, Dec. 25
Moms Matter is planning to deliver 500 meals on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, to moms and families in need in the 53206 zip code and around Milwaukee. Sign up by Thursday, Dec. 21 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your household name, number of meals, phone number and address. More information here.
Washington Park Christmas Dinner Giveaway: Monday, Dec. 25
Free, heat-and-serve meals will be available for pick up from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 25 at Rooted & Rising – Washington Park, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave., with registration. More information here.
The Salvation Army Christmas Family Feast: Monday, Dec. 25
The Salvation Army will provide free meals while supplies last at the Baird Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25. Volunteers can register to help with the feast. New toy donations are accepted year-round at the Toy Shop Distribution Center, 5880 N. 60th St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information here.
Toy drives and giveaways
Northcott Neighborhood House will give away gifts and pre-made meals from Big Daddy’s BBQ and Soul Food from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 25 at 2460 N. 6th St. No registration is required. Volunteers are also needed. More information here.
Brown Berets Wisconsin Coat Drive: Through Tuesday, Jan. 30
Brown Berets Wisconsin is collecting coats until Tuesday, Jan. 30 at El Conquistador Latino Newspaper, 4531 W. Forest Home Ave. and all El Rey locations. Monetary donations are also being accepted; $20 will cover the cost of one new coat.More information here.
More opportunities to help
Capuchin Community Services needs volunteers to help with its toy drive distribution and other services at House of Peace, 1702 W. Walnut St. More information here.