For those generous donors who wish to do a little more than donate money, here are wish lists of items that we are looking for right now. You can drop off donations Friday mornings from 9-12pm or contact Christine to arrange a different time: firstname.lastname@example.org | 414-840-9741.
We welcome your used items if they are in good condition. We cannot accept broken or overly worn in items, or items that are not on the list at this time.
We also encourage you to purchase items on our Amazon Wish List using smile.amazon.com! AmazonSmile is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to donate to charitable organizations. When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to choose which organization you would like to support. In purchasing eligible items, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to VGI! This way, you will not only be donating a much-needed item but also a small financial contribution, which adds up quickly for us! Please include your name and contact information when purchasing so we can acknowledge your donation!
Garden Supplies: These supplies are in high demand due to Covid! Last year we gave away tons of seeds and garden supplies to low-income families so they could start their own gardens and would like to provide even more supplies in 2021!
- Vegetable Seed Packets –> HIGH DEMAND ITEM!!! (Seed packets can be dated from 2017 – 2020 and still be viable!)
- Hand Tools (trowels, cultivators, clippers etc)
- Full Size Shovels (round point preferred)
- Watering Cans
- Seedlings in Spring! (if you have extra vegetable seedlings next spring, we will give them away to Harambee gardeners!)
Farmhouse – Office & Classroom: We can always use support of supplies for our office!
- Standard Print Paper
- Printer Ink (HP 952XL Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow)
- Covid PPE/Cleaning Supplies — particularly Lysol spray and wipes, we will also take cloth masks to give away
- We’ll always accept eco-friendly cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products!
Great Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz: These are supplies we always seem to run short on during the Blitz!
- Rubber Mallets
- Heavy Duty Push Brooms
- Spray Paint (any colors, outdoor safe)
- Clean 10 gallon buckets (can be a little dirty, but needs handles!)
Gift Cards: Either to purchase supplies for programs or as give-a-way items for low-income families and program participants
- Garden Supply Stores (Steins, Plant Land, Kellner, etc)
- Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op
- Home Depot
- Any Spare Gift Cards! Especially to local restaurants/stores and black-owned businesses! We would love to do more give-aways to our community and would gladly take any gift cards you just aren’t using!