Operation Honor

Care Package Drive

Saturday, November 6, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Operation Honor: Care Package Drive will take place at the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter Street. There will be a drive-thru donation drop-off and drop-off at the front door. Drop off any time between Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Operation Homefront will pack and sent donated items to deployed service men and women. Feel free to also drop off a card or note of encouragement or thanks.

Requested Items:


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss/Floss Picks
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Lotion
  • Razor
  • Chapstick
  • Makeup Wipes
  • Feminine Products


  • Beef Jerky
  • Drink Mix
  • Snack/Granola Bars
  • Nuts/Trail Mix
  • Cereal
  • Hard Candy
  • Gum
  • Fruit Leather/Dried Fruit
  • Crackers/Cracker Packs
  • Chip Cups
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Canned Meals (SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, etc.)
  • Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups/Pudding Cups


  • Baby Wipes
  • Puzzle Books
  • Magazines/Books
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Art Supplies
  • Games/Cards
  • Socks
  • Shower Shoes
  • Air Fresheners
  • Letter or note of thanks or encouragement (No personal contact information please)

We DO NOT Send:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Religious Materials
  • Explicit Materials

Have a loved one deployed overseas?

If you have a loved one deployed oversees, we would love to send them a care package from the Waukesha community. Please contact Joanna Adamicki at jadamicki@waukesha-wi.gov with their name and full mailing address.

A Salute to Veterans

Saturday, November 6, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Each year, the City gathers together to honor our Waukesha Veterans. Join us for the 8th Annual Operation Honor: A Salute to Veterans.

Operation Honor: A Salute to Veterans will take place at the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter Street, beginning at 4:30pm (doors open at 3:30pm). All are invited to attend to thank our Veterans! Come and take part in the short program from 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

The program will be followed by concert with the 484th Army Band and a free dinner for the first 400 in attendance.

Come and thank a Veteran or bring a Veteran you know. All Veterans in attendance will be recognized.

Please consider volunteering for this event.  For more information https://www.signupgenius.com/go/operationhonor2021