Adopt a Next Door Classroom
Spreading holiday joy
You can make a difference during the holiday season by supporting Next Door children and families with gift donations.

Adopt a Next Door Classroom

The holiday season should be a special time for all Milwaukee children and families. To help make that happen, we invite community members, businesses and other groups to donate gifts to Next Door. You can adopt a Next Door family or classroom. We will provide an age-appropriate list of gift ideas and arrange a time when you can deliver the presents. You will be giving a family great joy during this time of the year!

November 10th, 2017 Program Update: We are so grateful for all the community support for this program this year! You have been so generous that we recently reached a point where all of our children and families are now covered for holiday gifts. If you would still like to give, we have an alternate option. You can purchase a new book for Next Door’s Books for Kids program, which provides free books to our students and children across the community to help them build their home libraries and enjoy reading with family. Below is a link to our Books for Kids Wish List on Amazon. For more information on Books for Kids, call Jackie Shanti, our Books for Kids Coordinator, at (414) 562-2929, ext. 2509 or email her at

“Books for Kids Holiday Giving Wish List”


If you have a question about our holiday gift giving program, contact Next Door’s Volunteer Coordinator, Martina Stevens, at 414-376-8905, ext. 2529 or