MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Winter is here and the Milwaukee Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (H.O.T.) wants to make sure the homeless in Milwaukee will stay warm this winter.
Officers from H.O.T. are asking the public to donate winter hats, gloves, socks, blankets, etc. so they can distribute them to the homeless in the community.
Donations were being accepted Wednesday, December 10th, on the first floor of Milwaukee’s City Hall (200 E. Wells Street) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
"As we know, winter's coming. It's going to be extremely cold this winter, and we've encountered a lot of people on the streets that are in need of of hats, socks, scarves, gloves," James Knapinski with the Milwaukee Police Department said.
Items must be clean if they are gently used. New items will also be accepted. All clothing is appreciated, but the H.O.T. are especially looking for socks, gloves, and hats. Coats/jackets, flannel shirts, and blankets would also be helpful.
H.O.T. officers hand out the donated items as they come in contact with people who need them.
Items can be dropped off any time, at any MPD station.