Ways to Give

  • Smoke Detectors Needed Now!






    You may know the saying: Spring forward. Move your clocks ahead.  Don’t forget to change your smoke detector battery.

    Only some households don’t have a smoke detector.

    Will you help?

    Donate a smoke detector and help keep children and their families safe.

    We’ll make the purchase easy.

    Click here and buy a smoke detector now.

  • Coats for Kids

    It’s that time of year.
    Winter is back.

    We want to make sure we meet our students most basic needs and we could use your help.

    Help us keep our children warm. Buy a winter coat.
    To purchase, click here.

  • Donate Family Kits

    Donate Family Kits

    Click here for Amazon Wish List

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increased need from our families for basic staples at home. Through the Amazon Wish List above, you can support them by purchasing some of their highest-need items like personal hygiene and care products.

    Items include first aid kits, hand sanitizer, hand soap, tooth brushes and toothpaste, deodorant and toilet paper.

    Donations will ship directly to Next Door where we will package the supplies into special kits for our families. We hope you will consider a donation today and help foster safe and healthy households in Milwaukee.

  • Walmart Registry for Good

    Walmart Registry for Good

    Click here to access the registry

    Next Door is now part of the Walmart Registry for Good program – a charitable initiative that links nonprofit organizations with Walmart to help them provide supplies they need to support their cause.

    Through this program, you can purchase Walmart gift cards, at various values, for Next Door families in need of additional financial assistance right now. The cards will provide emergency relief for families to buy food, clothes and other essential household items from Walmart.

    The gift cards will ship directly to Next Door. Our Family Services Team will distribute them to the families. This is a perfect opportunity to make a direct impact on a Next Door family and help ensure they have the basics at home to care for their children.

  • Thank You!

    Thank You!

    We  asked.
    You delivered.

    Thanks to you, we have plenty of gifts to give our students and families. Next Door’s 2021 Holiday Gift Giving program is closed.

    However, there are still many unmet needs in our community.  Many of our students need winter coats. Plus, there’s still time to participate in Next Door’s Book Challenge.

    Be sure to see other ways to give on this page.

    Questions? You can always  contact Next Door’s Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist, Martina Stevens, at 414-999-2529, or mstevens@nextdoormke.org

  • Host a Book Drive

    Host a Book Drive

    Click here to learn more

    Next Door’s Books for Kids program collects and distributes close to 75,000 new and gently-used books each year to Next Door students and children in Milwaukee to help build their home libraries. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our operations, we are behind on these collections and need your help!

    We want to ensure that our students (ages 0-5) receive three books a month, including one new title. We distribute additional books to children in the community through our Books for Kids Mobile Library and special requests.

    You can help by hosting a book drive for Books for Kids. This is a perfect opportunity to do with your neighbors, school, congregation, youth group, or workplace. We will work with you on a safe pick-up at your site or delivery to Next Door. See the link above for details on the type of books we need and contact information.