This November, Outreach for Hope has asked for your help to raise $4,000 for the purchase of 400 winter coats and other winter clothing items, to be given away via our Ministry Partners throughout the Greater Milwaukee Synod.

With your generous gifts, we have not only met, but exceeded our goal! THANK YOU to everyone who supported this drive and helped to make it a success!

If you still feel moved to give, we invite you to make a donation to our General Ministry Fund, so that we can continue providing grants to our Ministry Partners this winter and beyond:

  • ONLINE: Visit the webpage linked here.
  • BY MAIL: Mail a check, made out to Outreach for Hope, to PO Box 341695, Milwaukee, WI 53234.
  • OTHER WAYS TO GIVE: Click here to learn more about Qualified Charitable Distributions, legacy giving, AmazonSmile, Thrivent Choice Dollars and more.


Our Ministry Partners are in need of cold weather clothing throughout the entire winter. Could your congregation do a clothing drive to collect gently used coats, hats, and/or other winter clothing items to donate?

You can share your donations by contacting a Ministry Partner you’re already connected with to arrange a donation drop off at their site; or by contacting our Executive Director, Pr. Chris Manke, at to help coordinate a connection with a Ministry Partner, or to drop off your items at our storage facility in Milwaukee. (Donations are not accepted at our office.)

Thank you so much for your commitment to giving the gift of warmth this winter!