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Our programs are possible because of your caring and generosity. There are many ways to give. We make it easy.

The Salvation Army Waukesha is 126 years young, founded locally in 1894.


=> We serve Waukesha County exclusively, unless called out to other areas of the state and nation.

=> We work every day to make life better for countless people in our county's communities.

 => Our work is fun, rewarding  -- sometimes heartbreaking -- but ALWAYS valuable and important.

NOTE: If you have items you wish to donate, PLEASE first read the information below under "Making a Non-financial Gift."



Donate Online

Donate Online using The Salvation Army's secure server. Your donation is routed directly to your local Waukesha community corps .. specify your gift for Waukesha. The server operates using the Secure Socket Layer standards of Verisign.

Donate by cell phone text

Simply text the word WAUKESHA to 24365 on your cell phone and follow the prompts, 24/7/365.

Donate by phone using your credit or debit card

Call our office at (262) 547-7367 -- M-F 8am to Noon and 1-4pm

Donate by mail

(Make checks payable to "The Salvation Army" and please write "Waukesha" in the memo field)

The Salvation Army Waukesha
445 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

Gifts of Stock and other Appreciated Securities

To make gifts of stock, please contact Peter Zehren, Senior Director, Major Gifts, at (414) 302-4300.

Other Gifts

To make other financial gifts (e.g. will/estate gifts) or to learn how you can earn an income from your gifts, click here.

Corporate Gifts

If you represent a corporation interested in contributing to The Salvation Army Waukesha or in helping underwrite any of our particular programs or our special events, please call our office at (262) 547-7367.


Your financial donations and your volunteer time make all our ministries possible. You should take pride that your gifts allow us to:

  • Operate Waukesha County's largest emergency shelter for men.
  • Stock and operate our large, efficient food pantry program.
  • Serve hundreds of free, hot, nutritious community meals three nights per week -- every week of the year.
  • Provide young people with safe, supervised after-school recreation and homework guidance.
  • Send disadvantaged children to summer camp.
  • Fund free showers and safe laundry facilities for men living on the streets.
  •    Provide backpacks full of food and school supplies for needy families.
  • Provide weekly classes in vital life skills -- anger management, basic cooking, personal hygiene, interview skills and more.
  • Fund small grants for limited emergency prescriptions, limited emergency utility assistance and limited emergency family help. We do not offer rent support.
  • Carry out our meaningful "Community Cares Program" of nursing home visits to the aged and lonesome.
  • Provide toys and clothes at Christmastime for thousands of needy families in Waukesha County.
  •    . . . and much more . . .



Donate Goods

Non-financial gifts can be made by arranging a pick-up. NOTE: We are NOT equipped to accept household items, furniture, clothing or other assets at our local corps food pantry. Televisions, computers, printers and other electronics are not accepted and must be disposed of through your community's services. You may schedule a free pick-up of donated goods by calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK or by visiting SATruck.org .. Thank You!

Donate a Vehicle

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to The Salvation Army Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. To donate a vehicle today, start by giving us a call toll free at (800) SA-TRUCK. We accept boats, cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and more from anywhere in the nation.


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