The Glean Machine is Back! May 21-25

“Let her glean even among the shelters and put her not to shame…” Ruth 2:15

Inspired by the book of Ruth which is read during the harvest festival of Shavuot, THI asks our community to glean from your own homes to restock the necessities of local shelters and social service agencies. A clearly marked van will be at the following drop-off locations between May 21-25 Please see  the complete wishlist below:

Dates and Times:

  Drop off      Location Drop off     Timing
Sunday 5/21 Congregation Emau-El B’ne Jeshurun 9:30-11:30am
Monday 5/22 Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid 12-2pm
Hillel Milwaukee 2-4pm
Tuesday 5/23 Congregation Shalom 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday 5/24 Congregation Sinai 12-2pm
Thursday 5/25 Temple       Menorah 10am-1pm


Here is the Complete List of Wishlist Items:

Baby Items

  • Baby wipes
  • Assorted baby items
  • Diapers, multiple sizes



  • Silverware, cooking utensils
  • Plates, bowls, cups, pots, pans, assorted dishes,  tupperware
  • Dishwashing clothes
  • All-purpose cleaner  
  • Fresh produce (fruits and vegetables)
  • Juice-bottles or frozen concentrate
  • Sugar
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Saran wrap
  • Household appliances
  • Canned food


Work and Play

  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books-adult and children
  • Notebooks and journals
  • School supplies
  • Adult board games
  • Reading glasses  



  • Children’s and teenager clothing (ages 5-18)
  • Men’s shirts, clothing
  • Men’s jeans
  • Socks, men and women
  • Underwear, men and women
  • Socks, men and women
  • Women’s lounge wear-sizes med-3x               
  • Women’s everyday clothing-large sizes
  • Women’s professional clothing including suits on hangers-  sizes 6-12 and larger sizes
  • Purses
  • Bras
  • Jewelry
  • Nylons and pantyhose
  • Camisoles

Bath needs

  • Bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes
  • Shower liners
  • Lotion
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner-ideally in larger sizes
  • Razors
  • Women’s personal needs
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Tampons
  • Q-tips
  • Deodorant (men and women)


Bedroom and Home

  • Air mattress
  • Sheets linens (twin sheets)
  • Blankets
  • Curtains


On the Go

  • Sunscreen
  • Chap stick
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tote bags
  • Bottled water
  • Flash drives
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