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Donate home improvement supplies and help break the cycle of incarceration

At Community Warehouse (CW), we rely heavily on the generosity of our donors to support our mission of helping formerly incarcerated individuals reintegrate into society. One way that our donors contribute to our cause is by donating new home improvement supplies and household goods.

How we use donations

Donated items are sold at our two home improvement stores located at 521 S. 9th Street and 4119 W Green Tree Road in Milwaukee. We sell these products at a fraction of the retail price, making them affordable for people of all income levels. The sales of these products help fund our initiatives, including our Partners In Hope program, which provides reentry services, job training, and employment support for formerly incarcerated individuals.

unloading vehicle with donated products

Donation Guidelines

We accept a variety of new home improvement supplies and household goods, including:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Floor Tile
  • Carpeting
  • Finished Wood

  • Shingles
  • Hardware
  • Plumbing

We also accept overstock and excess inventory from businesses and will help with office clean-outs.

How to donate

You can donate items in person at our two home improvement stores.
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We also offer free pick-up for donated items in Southeastern Wisconsin.

To schedule a pick-up, please contact our Director of Operations, Classie Thompson.


Tax Deductions

Community Warehouse Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (IRS ID# 81-0549816). Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank You

We are grateful for the generosity of our donors. Your contributions help us make a difference in the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals!

5 reasons you should consider donating excess products to Community Warehouse

  • 1. Community Impact: CW serves low-income families in Milwaukee by providing high-quality home improvement products at affordable prices. By donating excess supplies, you help revitalize impoverished neighborhoods.
  • 2. Reducing Waste: Donating excess supplies to CW helps reduce waste by preventing these materials from going to landfills.
  • 3. Supporting Employment Opportunities: CW employs individuals with challenged backgrounds, including those who are reentering society from the criminal justice system. Donating supplies would contribute to the organization’s ability to continue providing employment opportunities and job skills training to these individuals.
  • 4. Positive Brand Association: By donating to CW, you would be associating your brand with a reputable nonprofit organization that aims to make a positive impact in the community.
  • 5. Potential Tax Benefits: Depending on the tax laws and regulations, donating excess supplies to a nonprofit organization like CW may be eligible for tax deductions or credits.