Winter Clothing Drive (Black Friday through Nov 30)

For the last week of November, we’re teaming up with the Pan-African Community Association for a winter clothing drive. Starting on Black Friday (Nov 23) and ending November 30, we’ll be collecting coats, hoodies, gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves here at the Public House for donation to this nonprofit.

Bring any of these items to the bar and let your bartender know you’re dropping them off.

Here is a guide to clothing value declarations. If you would like to make a tax deduction for your donation, please contact Michael Grochowski at mgrochowski@panafricoma.org or 414-442-5864 for a tax receipt.

Here’s a message from PACA:

“Pan-African Community Association (PACA) is asking you to help us keep our families and children warm this winter. With the help of the Riverwest Public House, we will be collecting coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and hoodies to distribute to our newcomers and families in need.

PACA resettles refugees and supports immigrants from African and Southeast Asian countries including Eritrea, Burma, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and more. As many of our families are refugees who move to Milwaukee with very few belongings, we are hoping to come together as a community to help.

You can drop off coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and hoodies at the Public House (815 East Locust Street) or at the PACA office (4063 N 64th Street Unit A, across from Morse Marshall High School). In addition to winter gear, you are welcome to donate cash, checks made out to PACA, and toys or books for our children. There are many ways to help, so don’t feel limited! Any excess donations will be shared with other organizations working with refugees, immigrants, or individuals living in poverty.

Finally, we also invite you to contact us if you have interest in volunteering to work with our young people. We host a tutoring program Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and always welcome the involvement of new volunteers. Your time, skills, and ideas are also huge ways to support our goal of seeing our refugee and immigrant families adjust and find success in our country.”

Contact Michael Grochowski at mgrochowski@panafricoma.org or 414-442-5864 for more information. Thank you!

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