We rely on the generosity of the community to assist in funding our mission. Your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to support Ozaukee County residents in need.
You can make a one-time or regular, sustainable contribution by clicking here:
We will send a receipt for your contribution as soon as the donation is processed.
Your donation enables us to purchase nutritious, high quality food. We are able to purchase quality food, at cost from local sources. This enables us to maximize your generous donation.
We would welcome your participation in our upcoming fundraising events.
Volunteering has been proven to make you happier and healthier. Volunteering can help you reduce stress, meet new friends, connect with your community, learn new skills and even advance your career.
We need volunteers to help in the food pantry and in the resale store. There are regular weekly/monthly roles, needs for events and food drives, needs for people with specific skill sets…we are a big operation and that means lots of roles for people with unique talents and interests. If you’re considering whether Family Sharing might be the volunteer opportunity that you would enjoy, call us for a tour and we’ll discuss a role that might be the right fit for you.
We serve 400-600 families each month. We are a self-select food panty, which means that each family gets to make choices based on their preferences. We keep staples on hand (canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pasta, et cetera) and supplement with a selection of meats, fresh produce, breads, dairy and deli items.
We purchase food, diapers and personal care items each month to ensure that we have staples available for clients.
If you would like to hold a food drive, please contact us and we can help support your drive by dropping off a donation barrel, arranging to pick up, or a time to help you unload the items you will drop off. We can also suggest specific items that we need and suggest ways to get your group excited and involved in the drive.
We always need the following non-perishable items:
Grape or strawberry jelly
Cream of Mushroom soup
Cream of Chicken soup
After you complete your food drive, arranging to have your group come in for a tour and 60-90 minutes of food sorting is a fun and informative wrap up to see the impact the collection will have!
We accept furniture that is in good, sellable condition.
The items that you donate either go directly to families in need or are sold in our resale store and the proceeds go to fund the food pantry. Your generosity in supporting us is appreciated!
We have someone helping at our Donation Door any time the resale store is open. You may drop acceptable donation items off at Family Sharing during store hours.
Please keep in mind:
Our pick up service is reserved for furniture donations only. Smaller items may be dropped off at Family Sharing during regular business hours. Our drivers do not enter the home, please place all pick up items in an easily accessible location. Family Sharing Drivers reserve the right to refuse donations that do not meet our quality standards for resale. We cannot accept items that are ripped, stained, structurally damaged, excessively worn, or missing hardware. Please give us a call or complete the online Furniture Pick Up Request form to schedule a furniture pick up.
Pick up schedule: Furniture pick up is on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm. Mondays, Family Sharing drivers pick up in South Ozaukee County. Tuesdays, Family Sharing Drivers pick up in Grafton area and North Ozaukee County. Please complete the online furniture donation form or call for more details.
Art (framed posters & paintings)
Upholstered Furniture (sofas, love seats, armchairs, etc.). We ask that all upholstered furniture be in good structurally sound condition with no rips, tears, stains, odors (including cigarette smoke) or pet hair.
End tables, coffee tables, accent tables
Dining room tables, small buffets/servers, chairs
Dressers, mirrors, chest of drawers, wardrobes
Bookcases, small desks, small file cabinets
UNOPENED boxed mattresses
Lightly used wheelchairs and walkers
We do not accept:
*Large household appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, AC units or dehumidifiers)
Medical Equipment (hospital beds, medical devices)
Building materials (Paint cans, wood , bathroom and kitchen fixtures, window blinds)
Large entertainment centers/TV cabinets
Pianos or organs
Large armoires, china cabinets
Used cribs or car seats
*Used mattresses or box-springs
TVs or computer monitors
*Broken Washers and Dryers are not accepted donation items for our resale shop however, these items may be dropped off at Family Sharing and used for scrap metal donation.
*Lightly used or like new mattresses, box springs, headboards, footboards, and bed frames are needed on an on-demand basis. Please call us to see if these items are needed at this time.
Clothes and Goods:
Please donate your high quality, gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, sporting equipment, household goods and books.
We all know how great it feels to clean out a closet and get organized. It feels even better to know that the items that you aren’t using can go toward a great cause!
Our donation door is staffed any time the store is open. When you drop off, we will give you a receipt and a coupon for the store. You may drop off after hours – there are donation bins under our canopy for your convenience.
Please keep in mind, items need to be in sellable condition. Is the item something that you would give to a loved one? If so, we will probably have a customer who will enjoy it. Your help in exercising discretion is greatly appreciated. The disposal of goods that cannot be utilized is costly and counterproductive to our ability to serve the community.
Many people don’t realize that Family Sharing accepts scrap metal. We are able to sell it to a recycler in bulk quantity – the proceeds go to funding our mission. Scrap metal includes: all metal that does not contain hazardous materials such as Freon. For example: lawnmowers, washers, dryers, metal furniture, metal file cabinets, metal fencing, et cetera.