We have a number of ways you can help! We need your help to allow us to remain a thriving, bustling nonprofit that builds community and provides programming for newborns to our older adults. We are a “birth to life” organization. There is something for every stage in your life!
Monetary donations allow us to leverage the most for your donation. We accept checks, cash credit and debit cards. To donate with a credit or debit card, please click here or contact us by phone at (414) 482-1000. You can also mail or walk-in your donation to:Bay View Community Center 1320 E. Oklahoma Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53207
Food is always needed in our Emergency Food Pantry. We average between 300-500 visits a month from Families and Individuals. Items that we always need are:
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Macaroni and cheese
- Canned chicken/tuna
- Individually wrapped, single serving snacks (granola bars, applesauce cups, fruit snacks, crackers, etc…)
- Toilet paper
- Dish soap
- Laundry detergent
STOCKS, BONDS OR MUTUAL FUNDS
You can support community building with a gift of stocks, bonds or mutual funds that appreciated in value.
LEAVE A LEGACY: BEQUESTS & PLANNED GIVING
A long-term way for current donors to support the Center is also to designate “Bay View Community Center of Milwaukee” as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Through an estate plan and/or will, donors can provide a specific percentage or dollar amount from your estate. You can also give by designating “Bay View Community Center of Milwaukee” as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a retirement account, pension plan or life insurance policy. Please contact your financial advisor, attorney or accountant to discuss which options are right for you.
Have a gift card you cannot or will not use? Consider re-gifting it to the Center. If you are a Businesses Owner, Gift Cards & Certificates are a great donation to generate new customers from one of our Fundraising Events. We auction gift baskets off at these events. Contact Mike Mortell at BVCC for our next Event Date.
E-BAY AUCTION ITEMS
Do you have a collection, an antique or a collectible item that you would like to donate to us to sell on e-Bay? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 482-1000 to see if it is something that we can accept for sale. Popular sale items are DVDs, vintage/estate jewelry, hats, purses; stamp or coin collections; collectible pottery, glass & figurines; other antiques. Visit our e-Bay site here.
Please contact us for more information on how to get involved!