Get Involved

We'd like you to get to know us; we invite individuals and groups to get involved with our Mission to create a mutually rewarding relationship. We can tailor an Immersion Experience for your community, school, or faith group to experience our Mission in action. We welcome new partnerships with individuals and organizations who wish to learn more about us and support our work.


We are actively looking for qualified people to fill these volunteer positions:

  • Retired licensed nurses to join the already formed MBHS team of volunteer nurses

  • Person to coordinate and manage volunteer drivers for pick-up and delivery of donated furniture.

  • Persons who enjoy gardening to participate in our Garden Team.

  • Behind the scenes volunteers to work from home assisting with internet-related record-keeping.

The MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary is committed to the safety of all volunteers. We stand in a track record of 28 years of safety and solidarity.


To schedule a group visit, please reach out here.

To learn more about our volunteers or to fill out a volunteer interest form, please visit our Meet Our Volunteers page.

To contact us about other ways to get involved, please send up an email. Contact us




Current High-Need Donations

PLEASE NOTE: We are transitioning to the next  phase of our remodeling of the sanctuary to continue  to serve the needs of our guests. Because of this our  outreach of providing clothing and other items will  be changing. Please read our donation guidelines. 

We are asking for new or gently used underwear for both  genders, all ages: men’s boxers & T-shirts, women’s panties &  bras. Long underwear is also needed during the colder  months.Also needed are socks. We are requesting just basic  items for our guests: t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, jeans, belts  and gently used athletic shoes (for both genders up to size 15). We especially need larger clothing sizes (XL-4X for men &  XL-3XL for women.) In the warmer months ponchos & rain  jackets are needed and in winter we request winter jackets in  good condition as well as warm gloves, boots & snowpants.  Please do not donate items that are unclean, ripped or  advertise alcohol, guns or marijuana or show unacceptable  language. 
Our needs for bedding are bed-size quilts & blankets, sheet  sets (particularly queen & king sized), pillows & sleeping bags.  Bath towels are also needed. We request that these items be  clean and in good condition. 

Deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, bar soap and body wash,  toothpaste & toothbrushes, Vaseline, lotion, disposable razors  & shave cream, lip balm, hand soap, alcohol-free mouthwash,  
sunscreen, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, bandaids, nail clippers,  female sanitary products & Adult depends are always needed. 
We also have a great ongoing need for baby diapers (all  sizes) and baby wipes. 

Laundry & dish detergent, spray cleaners, paper towels,  disinfecting wipes, bleach and toilet paper are always needed.  Crockpots, toaster ovens, hot plates, pots & pans and irons  would be greatly appreciated as well. Fans in the warmer  months & heaters in the winter are greatly needed. 

* Please do not donate holiday decorations, adult books, movies, china or household decor. We do accept  Children’s books, toys & games. 

When/Where to Drop off Donated Items: Ideal drop off time is from 10:30-1:00 pm on Tuesdays at the back door of the Sanctuary at 2461 W. Center St.
Go westbound in the alley. You may stay in your vehicle while volunteers assist in unloading. Please call 414/404-0600 with questions or to make other arrangements. 

If one prefers to order supplies online, you may have them shipped to: MBHS co 15000 W Mark Drive New Berlin, WI 53151. 



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