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Drop off hours and location:


Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1036 North 8th Street (MATC Downtown Campus)
4th Floor (labeled TV in the elevator)
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Donating items to the Milwaukee PBS Holiday Auction is easy and helps keep your local public television shows on the air. Your donation can be turned into equipment, advanced programming, and wonderful community events.

If you have any questions about an item you wish to donate, please contact the Milwaukee PBS Great TV Auction Offices at (414) 297-7036 or email greattvauction@matc.edu.

Milwaukee PBS needs donations of quality items that our viewers and bidders will value and purchase to support Milwaukee PBS in our fundraising efforts.

For the 2018 Holiday Auction, we are looking for great gift items for family and friends. While we have a new warehouse space at the MATC Downtown campus, there are limitations to what we can accept.

General Donation Guidelines
Items we will graciously accept
Antiques - Collectible items that have a high value due to their rarity, age, authenticity, historical significance, and condition.
Antique Firearms - Only certified antiques can be accepted.
Antique Furniture - Items in good condition can be accepted/delivered to Milwaukee PBS. Please call ahead due to space limitations.
China - Porcelain or bone china should be in complete sets and flawless condition.
Gently Used items with an opened original box - will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Gift Certificates - Goods or services for currently operating businesses or from individuals. Certificates must not expire within the calendar year.*
*Issuer of gift certificate can stipulate the terms of its use as long as they are clearly stated in writing at the time of donation.
Newly Handcrafted Items
New Items - Full/complete sets, in the original box with packing material.
Gourmet Gifts (Food & Beverages) - We will accept physical product and gift certificates for food, beverages, and restaurant/catering services*. Our warehouse has refrigeration and freezer units for perishable items.
*please check the expiration dates before donating.
Print & Original Art - Preference is for art that is framed and of new quality.
Sports Memorabilia - New quality souvenirs or keepsakes directly connected to an athlete, athletic team, or sporting event or location.
Items we will no longer accept due to space limitations
Chipped or incomplete - sets of porcelain or bone china.
Collectibles - poor condition due to overuse or damage.
Firearms (unless certified antique) - we are unable to accept firearms.
Furniture (unless antique) - only good quality, antique furniture will be accepted.
Mass produced items - we are sorry, but collectible plates, glassware, animal, or human figurines will not be accepted. (Cherished Teddies, Precious Moments, Beanie Babies)
Print & Original Art - faded, torn, stained, or otherwise damaged.
Sports memorabilia - In poor condition due to overuse or damage.
If you have any questions about an item you wish to donate, please contact the Milwaukee PBS Great TV Auction Offices at (414) 297-7036 or email greattvauction@matc.edu.