Update: Thank you to everyone who donated! There were 1,930 warm clothing items collected for our drive.

Bundle Up KenoshaVisit Kenosha is spearheading a winter-wear collection drive called Bundle Up Kenosha. Please help us keep Kenosha warm this winter! All donations will stay in the community and be distributed to those in need through the ELCA Outreach Center.



November 1, 2023 through January 15, 2024


Here is what we need:

  • New or Gently Used Coats, Hats, Scarves, Mittens
  • New Socks

Please drop the items off at one of our two locations:

  • Visit Kenosha Administrative Office & Visitor Information Center
    • Located in the Harborview Office Center in Downtown Kenosha
    • 600 52nd Street, Suite 140, Kenosha, WI 53140
    • Open Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed holidays)
  • Wisconsin Welcome Center - Kenosha
    • Located at the Wisconsin Rest Area
    • 10519 - 120th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    • I-94/41 and Hwy. 165 East (Exit 347)
    • Staffed this time of year Tuesday through Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional Collection Points During Business Hours:

RK News Hallmark -  5914 B 75th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142.

Jiffy Lube - 3321 Market Lane, Somers, WI 53144.

Herzing University - 5800 7th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open November 24, 2023: 4 to 8 p.m. during Lightin’ Up.


-check back for more locations-

The History

For 11 years, we participated in the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up (and related) campaigns. It all started in late 2011 as The Great Lakes Mitten Campaign. This was in light of all the buzz surrounding the image of a Wisconsin-shaped mitten on TravelWisconsin.com and its social media sites. Thus, Travel Wisconsin (the Wisconsin Department of Tourism) and Pure Michigan joined forces to collect mittens for charity.

Starting in 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism began focusing its attention on another holiday philanthropy effort and Visit Kenosha continued with the winter-wear collection drive.

Through January 2023, Visit Kenosha has collected more than 11,900 items since the original charity drive started.

Do you have any questions? Please call us at (262) 654-7307.