When it comes to daily items we need around the house, not everyone can make it to the store, access Internet to order online, or simply afford them. The cold months make it even harder for seniors to find a way to get household items. This is where you can help. Throughout the summer, Premier Medical Staffing Services is collecting household items for Milwaukee area seniors in need to help them make it through the winter season. Discover how you can donate to help seniors in Wisconsin.
From now until August 30, help us better the lives of older adults in Southeastern Wisconsin by donating new household products to help ease the burden for our elderly neighbors in need. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to Premier Medical Staffing Services.
We sat down with Division Manager, Brianna, to get more information on this product drive and learn more about Community Projects for Seniors.
Interview with Brianna About How to Donate to Help Seniors in Wisconsin
Question: Brianna, how did you become involved with Community Projects for Seniors?
“Community Projects for Seniors is an organization that means a lot to me personally. They’ve been around for 33 years. I have been volunteering with them for the past 3 years helping prepare free hot meals to be delivered on holidays such as Thanksgiving. It meant a lot to me and I wanted to see how I could help seniors in Southeastern Wisconsin even more, so I presented this idea to our company as a volunteer option and everyone jumped on board right away.”
Question: How often does Premier Medical Staffing Services get involved with Community Projects for Seniors?
“This is our second year helping out Community Projects for Seniors as an organization. We try to do something at least two times a year. Premier offers Volunteer Time Off (VTO) for our full-time, corporate employees who want to volunteer with a non-profit that is healthcare or Veteran related. That benefit plus one of our Core Values being Giving More make this a great organization to support in any way that we can.”
Question: Besides donating products, does Community Projects for Seniors offer other ways to help older adults in Southeastern Wisconsin?
“They have a variety of volunteer opportunities at Community Projects for Seniors. You can prep meals during the holidays along with help package or deliver the holiday meals. Additionally, there are volunteer events such as golf outings and beer/wine tastings. Lastly, there are senior outings where they are always looking for friendly and energetic volunteers. I follow their Facebook page to keep up-to-date on their upcoming events.”
Question: What is your favorite part in partnering with Community Projects for Seniors?
“They make a direct impact with low income seniors in our community. To see the results in something, someone you support makes all the difference. There are some non-profits where you are not sure if your money or time is going to the cause or when it will help. I love being able to help older adults who are in need and my community right away.”
Question: Of course Premier is a drop-off location for this Product Drive; however, what other donation drop off locations are available in the Milwaukee area?
“Another location for donations is the main office of Community Projects for Seniors. They’re located at 3073 S. Chase Avenue, Suite 210, Milwaukee. Visit their contact page for a map and phone number for more information.”
What You Can Donate to Help Seniors
We are collecting the following donated items for Community Projects for Seniors at Premier Medical Staffing Services until Friday, August 30.
- Toilet Paper (4-pack, 6-pack, or 9-pack)
- Tissue (4-pack, 6-pack, or 9-pack)
- Individually wrapped rolls of paper towels
- Bath Towels
- Kitchen Towels
- Lap blankets or Afghans
- Mittens or Gloves
- Laundry Detergent
- Toiletries and personal care items (e.g. nail clippers, hand soap, hand lotion, lip balm)
Not sure when you are going to make your next shopping trip? We are also accepting monetary donations (in-person or mail) and we’ll do the shopping for you.
Ways You Can Donate to Help Seniors in Wisconsin
Drop Off Your Donation
You can drop off your purchased, new items at our corporate office in Milwaukee, WI during our office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST.
Mail Your Donation
Additionally, you can mail your purchased items to our corporate office.
Premier Medical Staffing Services
c/o Senior Product Drive
Attn: Brianna Kramer
10150 W. National Avenue, Suite 150, Milwaukee, WI 53227