Dedicated to serving and aiding the sick and the needy,
and to promoting the civic welfare of the city and county of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The Gift Shop is now open with new hours of Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Our Thrift Shop is NOW OPEN. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be safe and healthy.
Waukesha Service Club was founded in 1930 by Mary Butler who was the wife of Mayor Morgan Butler. She established the organization in 1930 to help relieve the growing poverty in the area due to the Depression. In the early years, the volunteer duties were to deliver magazines, books, and small incidentals to the patients at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. They made gauze bandages, sewed curtains and hospital gowns, and mended sheets and blankets. In the height of the Depression the members staffed breadlines, distributed food, clothing, cod liver oil, and helped nurses with inoculation clinics. They also organized local doctors to provide eye care and surgeries for needy families, at a reduced fee. In 1934 the Thrift Shop was started at the hospital to provide clothing to the community.
Over the years, the members of Waukesha Service Club have taken on many projects, large and small. As a 100% volunteer group, Waukesha Service Club manages and operates two retail businesses.
They are the Waukesha Service Club Gift Shop at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and The Waukesha Service Club Thrift Shop on West Avenue. Proceeds from the WSC Gift Shop are directed by the members to the ProHealth Care Foundation while the Thrift Shop proceeds are directed to community organizations.
COMMUNITY BENEFITS/GRANTS & GIFTS
Gifts and Grants
Proceeds from the Thrift Shop and our annual Inspired to Serve Luncheon, as well as memorials and donations given to Waukesha Service Club are used to help various community organizations by supporting their programs. Some of the organizations which have benefited from our donations in recent years are:
- Donna Lexa
- Family Promise
- Family Service of Waukesha
- Food Pantry of Waukesha
- GMES El Sisterna
- Good Friend Inc.
- Guitars for Vets
- Healing Heart of Waukesha
- HOPE Center
- Lake Area Free Clinic
- Lutheran Social Services
- MS Just Keep Moving
- NAMI of Waukesha
- Parents Place
- The Caring Place
- WCCIDC (Dental Clinic)
- Your Choice to Live
MAKE A DONATION
The proceeds from your donations goes directly back to the community. Quality, clean donations are accepted at the Waukesha Service Club Thrift Shop when open for business. We accept clothing and shoes, toys, craft items, housewares, books and DVD’s, small pieces of furniture, holiday items, pictures, jewelry, purses, and many other items.
For any and all information requests, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may send all correspondence to:
Waukesha Service Club
1444 S. West Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53189