Photo courtesy Kaukauna Public Library

KAUKAUNA — The Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive is happening now through March 6, 2022 at several locations in Kaukauna.

Visitors can drop off personal hygiene items at the Kaukauna Public Library that will be donated to local shelters. The box is in the lobby.

There also is a box inside the Community Services Building downtown, Party and Print in Little Chute and dozens of other locations throughout the area.

Most needed items are:

  • Soaps: laundry, dish, soft, shower gel, 2-in-1 shampoo
  • Trash bags (shelters especially need these for bedrooms!)
  • Diapers (sizes 3-6 and Pull-Ups)
  • Deodorant (unscented)
  • Wet Wipes for babies
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable razors
  • Tampons and pads (pads for young teens)

The Family’s annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive works with area homeless coalitions every spring to stock the shelves of more than 90 homeless and crisis programs in 19 Wisconsin communities in our listening areas.


The goal of ‘Help for the Homeless’ is to supply a year’s worth of products to each agency.

In 2021, generous community members at more than 750 businesses, churches, and schools hosted collection boxes and donated $503,000 worth of laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. to their local crisis programs.

The drive has provided more than $4.2 million dollars worth of hygiene supplies to local crisis programs and those they serve over the past 30 years.

Donations of supplies and financial support will be used in the community where they come from.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.