Ways to Give
Each year, Kathy’s House typically earns 30% of our annual operating revenue – or about $280,000 – from our Kathy’s House Gala.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 gala was cancelled. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is vital to our ability to serve patients and their families throughout the year. Attendees donate an average of $400 per person at this event.
This urgent Critical Operations Campaign will help close the gap and ensure that even though we can’t hold our gala as usual, we can continue to help patients and families facing a medical crisis access medical care by providing a home away from home.
Donate to our Critical Operations Campaign online, or avoid credit card fees by mailing your check directly to:
c/o Critical Operations Campaign
600 N. 103rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Kathy’s House is open 365 days a year and serves 1,500 patients and their families annually. We are hosts to 19 families who might have never visited Milwaukee. We want to give them a warm Wisconsin welcome. Imagine what you do when you host someone overnight in your home—what products do you stock, what unique things about Milwaukee do you bring them to, what do you cook them?
Check out our Wishlist to learn what guests need for cleanliness and standards of care. Thank you for giving items to make our guests feel welcome and cared for. We are currently only accepting donations of items from our wishlist.
Support Our New Home For Healing
Help us reach our $12 million goal for building A New Home for Healing to support more guests.
Support a Guest
Friends, family, hometown groups, and local community groups like to help with the medical journey. Whether you are a church, a religious organization, a philanthropic group, a youth group, a book club, or a group of friends, you can help patients and families who visit Kathy’s House for life-saving medical treatments. Learn more ways you or your group can get involved.
Family Program for Patients and Caregivers
Sponsor an Event
Event sponsorships are a way to expose a new audience to your company. We can customize sponsorship benefits for you in a way that directly supports patients and their families who stay at Kathy’s House.
Donate Your Time
Our compassionate and caring volunteers at Kathy’s House cook meals, clean guest rooms, greet guests at the door, welcome attendees to events, and much more. Our volunteers help make Kathy’s House a “home away from home” for our guests and patients.
In 2018, 78% of donations were less than $500. Your tax-deductible, philanthropic gift will touch the lives of individuals and families at a time when they need it the most – during a health crisis. More families than ever before are turning to Kathy’s House for lodging and caring support.
Any questions regarding these ways to give?
The patients and families who stay at Kathy’s House each face their own unique health challenges. Their stories are extraordinary. We are honored to be a part of their journey, and you can too. Read stories from some of our amazing guests.
Heart of the House
Incredible individuals have named Kathy’s House in their estate plans. These members of the Heart of House society have made a gift of stock, named Kathy’s House as a beneficiary of their retirement account, life insurance policy, or as a recipient in their will or trust. Learn ways you can give, without making a cash gift.