Community Closet

HAWA’s Community Closet officially opened to the public June 2017, as a resource to provide low-income families with clothing and house hold needs, to support the lively hood of families in the Southeast Asian community.  We receive donations from community members and other SEA families on a monthly basis, to continuously supply our Community Closet. Organized and fully run by HAWA staff and volunteers, we hope to be able to maintain this resource for families in need.

Our closet is open to the community during these hours:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Looking to donate items?

Donations can be dropped off at,
3727 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215

Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm
After hour drop-offs, Thursday from 4:30 pm -7:00 pm

HAWA’s Community Closet is always accepting any of these items:

  • Men, women, and children’s clothing
  • House ware items
  • Accessories-purses, jewelry, belts, etc.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always seeking volunteers to help us organize our Community Closet.  For information on how you can get involved contact Shane Xiong at (414) 930-9352 or email

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