Ladies of Charity

Ladies of Charity

Mission

The mission of the Ladies of Charity is to clothe needy school-aged children in Milwaukee. School social workers and principals determine the clothing needs of a family and send them to our store with a voucher. Our store is located on the St. Francis of Assisi campus at 1936 N. 4th Street in Milwaukee. We make every effort to supply a wardrobe of new and gently used clothing; items like pants, tops, sweaters, winter jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, and underwear. We accept financial aid and donations of new or nearly new clothing.

Our store is open from 9:00 a.m. until Noon on Thursday mornings and the 2nd Saturday of the month from September to June.

Roots

The Ladies of Charity has its roots in the ministry of Sts. Vincent de Paul and Louis de Marillac, 17th century French saints who cared for the poor of Paris. St. Louise de Marillac is the patron saint of social workers.

Membership

Many members of St. Robert and other area parishes are members of the Ladies of Charity. For information on contributing or volunteering, or to learn more about what we do, visit our website.

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