Needs List

We urgently need the items listed below. Please consider donating! All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE, contact us for information!

THANK YOU for all of the donations! We, and those we serve, are extremely grateful for your generosity and willingness to provide much needed items. Our current needs are:

Financial Donations, Gift cards for fast food, convenience stores, Walmart/Target

(used to purchase meals for people on the street)

Tuna/Chicken salad with crackers


Men's jeans sizes 34x34, 34x36 and 36x34

Heavy Coats size Large and bigger

Thermals, tops and bottoms, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL + larger


Hoodies, especially XL, 2XL, 3XL + larger




Sleeping bags

For monetary donations or for gifts of food cards or gas cards: please MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE to

Chippewa Valley Street Ministry and send it to the following address:

Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
P.O. Box 51
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Or use our Donate button at the bottom of this page.



Our usual donation drop-off location is currently unavailable!!  


Please do not take donations to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at this time. 


If you have a donation other than which can be mailed, please contact us and we'll work with you to find a time and place to meet.


Plymouth Street Ministry and Chippewa Valley Street Ministry are one in the same. We are gradually changing our name from Plymouth Street Ministry to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry.  The name was changed to reflect that our volunteers and support come from many churches and also UW-Eau Claire in addition to Plymouth UCC.  Our missions will not be altered in any manner. Contact us via email with questions!

On behalf of the people we serve and that benefit from your donation, thank you!


Chippewa Valley Street Ministry is a ministry that seeks to meet the needs of those who are not able to find housing, clothing and other various needs to survive. On most Tuesday and Friday nights we can be found from about 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the parking lot opposite Sojourner House on Barstow Street in Eau Claire, WI ministering to people who are living on the streets. We offer them warm clothing, gloves, hats, blankets, water, candy, hygiene kits, and whatever else we might have. If they need something that we don't have, we will try to get it! We also seek to connect resources offered by other ministries and governmental services to people who are in need. Beyond meeting the physical needs of people, we are also there to offer prayer, a compassionate ear, a human touch, and our friendship. We are a ministry that works with those who tend to fall through the cracks of our society.

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Julian Emerson wrote an interesting -- yet concerning -- article in UpNorth News about potential evictions. Here's the link so you have the opportunity to read it. Thank you, Julian, for your work.


Giving Tuesday - December 1st!

We say this often but please remember that the street ministry subsists solely on donations!  With your gifts, we have been successfully providing care to one of our community's most vulnerable populations for over eight years.  No donation is too small, ALL are appreciated.  Thank you for your support and gifts. Click the donate link at the bottom of the page if you wish to donate.


Click HERE for a great video on info about the current Coronavirus situation in the US.


Anouncing Chippewa Valley Rural Ministry!  Click here for more info


Click on this link for a story by Julian Emerson on homelessness in the area and what the Street Ministry does to help:


These are exciting times, happy to be involved! Please follow and support the progress!

Eau Claire Sprint


Volunteers from Chippewa Valley Street Ministry are available to come to your church or group to share our mission, our experiences and our needs. We have spoken at youth groups, women's groups, adult education, as well as conferences. If you are interested in having a presentation, please feel free to contact us!


You are now able to make a donation thru PayPal to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry!  Go to the "How Can I Help?" page to make a donation with either a credit card or with a PayPal account.


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